Partners & Friends

Craft Nova Scotia was formed in 1973 by a group of craftspeople who recognized the need for a provincial organization to support and develop the quality craft movement. Today Craft Nova Scotia is the provincially recognized craft organization; with a membership of over 300 individual artisans and craft enthusiasts, and representing over 1000 others through various member groups and guilds.

Through retail craft markets, the Designer Craft Shop, exhibitions, publications and other activities, Craft Nova Scotia promotes the work of their members locally, nationally and internationally.

Craft Nova Scotia’s mandate is to encourage and promote both the craft movement in Nova Scotia and the public awareness and appreciation of craft products and activities.

Craft Nova Scotia’s Designer Craft Shop

Come and explore the diversity of fine craft in Nova Scotia at the Designer Craft Shop. Filled with handcrafted work from members of Craft Nova Scotia, the Designer Craft Shop is the ultimate destination for a gift for that special someone, that perfect décor or art piece for your home, as well as signature fashion accessories. Learn the story behind your favourite piece and discover something unexpected at our new shop!

The Centre for Craft Nova Scotia recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Culture Division to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.