Artisan cooperative founded in 1979 that features the work of over 50 crafters

Craftworks started as an artisan cooperative founded in 1979, making the store one of the oldest cooperatives in New England. As a cooperative, individual artisans operated the shop, including having worked as sales people, while displaying their crafts.

In our day-to-day operations, we continue to operated the Artisan Gift Shop as a cooperative, with various crafters working in the shop to answer your questions and help you find that perfect handmade gift for any occasion.

The shop displays the work of over 85 artisans, including stained glass workers, jewelers, fabric artists, a calligrapher, potters, wood-workers, knitters, and much more. All work available... (more)


Take your concept drawings and reference materials to these factories. They will assist in refining your concept and thinking through the components involved in the Making Process.


Material suppliers will provide you with the raw materials and components of your end product.


Sample makers will assemble the first end product prototypes.


These factories will mass produce your designs.