Kitty Latané shaped her first cookie cutter out of an empty tin can formed into a bluebird with pliers when she was ten years old. She started working with tinplate as a business after she married Tom and found herself surrounded by metalworking tools. She learned a few basic skills and has made hundreds of cookie cutters since then. When she took classes in tinwork with Bill McMillen at Eastfield Village near Albany, New York she began to make bigger, more complex projects.

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A special note about our photos:

We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!