About

The Orkney Crafts Association brings together traditional and contemporary professional craft makers in the region to promote, support and develop high quality design-led craft work.

Founded in 1991, the Association is run by its members each of whom produce quality crafts: from artwork to jewellery, ceramics to furniture - all designed and made here in the county. Many have studied their art or craft to a high level and several have over twenty years experience of working and exhibiting their pieces within the art and craft sector.

Back in 1995 the Crafts Association created the Orkney Craft Trail. Following the Trail leads visitors to craft workshops where they have the chance to talk directly to makers and find out how their products are made. It is also a great opportunity to discuss commissioning bespoke work.

Download the latest Craft Trail brochure here or pick up a copy at main tourist points on the islands. We hope you enjoy browsing our website and don’t forget that many members have on-line shops on their own websites where you can purchase that special handmade gift. Visit our members page to find out more.

If you are a professional craft worker based in Orkney and are interested in becoming a member, contact us here to find out more.