Orkney Arts and Crafts has grown from strong, well-established roots. The Orkney Craftsmen’s Guild was founded forty-three years ago with the aim of maintaining traditional skills and promoting Orkney craftsmanship. The original Guild was a stepping stone for several Orkney businesses which are thriving today.
Now, over 44 years later the name has changed but the aim is the same.
We are an expanding and thriving group of artists and crafters, living and working in the beautiful setting of the Orkney Islands. The age range of our members runs from teenagers to octogenarians. We embrace our past and the time-honoured skills handed down through the generations whilst welcoming modern crafts, techniques and materials for our products.
Whether it’s a traditional item you are looking for, or something more contemporary, the variety of products from our artists and crafters should offer you an excellent choice. Our members work in different materials and use a range of techniques to produce quality hand-made items that have the designer touch. From bonnets to bags, creepies to chairs, bangles to bowls, the choice is truly amazing. Whether to add to your home or accessorize yourself, you’ll find it with us.
And something that hasn’t changed… our high standards… so you can be sure of the quality and affordability of goods from Orkney Arts and Crafts.