About Us

Boston Handmade is a juried group of local artists and craftspeople supporting one another in the pursuit of creativity made by hand. The membership is dedicated to working collaboratively for mutual inspirational and professional benefit with regular exhibition and educational opportunities for members including skill-share workshops, craft shows, and monthly networking gatherings. Founded in 2007 by Boston artist Jessica Burko, Boston Handmade sponsors creative and business opportunities for its members and strives to increase visibility for local handmade art and craft in the greater Boston area.

We feel that it’s not enough to love what we do, and do what we love,
we also strive to enrich the lives of those we meet by sharing our passion for everything handmade.

Check out our current members and their handmade work here:

The members of Boston Handmade regularly gather to talk, share new work, get feedback on ideas, demonstrate techniques, and produce shows. It’s the frequent meet-ups that keep the membership connected and builds strong relationships. We know that we can rely on one another for assistance and advice in a multitude of situations. Many artist associations have members who feel in competition with each other but in Boston Handmade we recognize that art is not made in a vacuum and that many hands make light work; we believe in helping our fellow artist.

Our membership represents a wide range of media, working with metals, paper, fibers, found and fabricated objects, clay, paint, wax, gems, and more. Artists and craftspeople join Boston Handmade in varied points in their careers. Some are just getting serious about their work, some have been engaged for decades. The variety of media and professional background exemplifies the wealth and breadth of experience that each member can share with the group. Members benefit from one another’s triumphs, struggles, and experiments.

Boston Handmade is a group of independent local artists and craftspeople helping each other by sharing business and marketing skills, art and craft techniques, and networking activities to increase one another’s sales and market exposure. Through our exhibitions and craft fairs, our blog, and our active social networking we make connections with new audiences every day. Through our positive actions and active businesses we continue to grow and develop as a group and we maintain a strong reputation in the Boston area for quality, unique, handmade art and craft.
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