Where craft is made, since 1945.
The Shelburne Craft School opened its doors in 1945, creating a space for artists and artisans to work, learn, and educate members of the community in wood, clay, metal, glass, and visual art. It was founded by Reverend Lynwood Smith in 1938, as a small community project in the church rectory, and with support from Aileen Osborn Webb, a major proponent in the American Craft Movement and the American Craft Council during the first half of the twentieth century, and on-going support by local artists and craftspeople, the Shelburne Craft School has continued to adhere to its mission to inspire individual creativity by providing hands-on education in craft and art.
The Shelburne Craft School believes that working with one’s hands is an essential part of a well-rounded life. We offer opportunities to learn, teach, and develop as artists, artisans, and professionals. Since 1945 thousands have pursued their creative interests here, developing their own style and voice. We believe these individuals have had and will continue to have a significant, positive impact on the community.
The Shelburne Craft School is a 501 c (3) non-profit. Where craft is made, since 1945.