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 provide high-quality arts, design, and crafts training.
“It is the things of the spirit, the arts of the country, which have always led mankind forward, and it is to this spirit that the craftsmen of the world must lend themselves.”-Aileen Osborn Webb, 1964
The Shelburne Craft School’s mission is to inspire individual creativity by providing hands-on education in craft and art.
The Studio Store in the historic Harness Shop is where visitors can find hand-made works in pottery, wood, jewelry, and stained-glass. All pieces are made on campus by students, staff, and teachers. All work is for sale.
Studio Store and Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM
Shelburne Craft School
64 Harbor Road
Art Map Burlington SH54