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Craft in Focus New York


Workshops, Demonstrations, and Master Classes Focusing on Master Craftsmanship

The Craft in Focus Festival presents hands-on workshops for all ages, inspiring demonstrations, and master classes – all focusing on master craftsmanship.


This is a vibrant event where attendees get hands-on experience in the art of craftsmanship. The rich programming engages a wide audience: from families to master craftsmen.


The festival was held in 2017, and 2019, at Industry City Brooklyn. Due to Covid uncertainties there are currently no concrete plans for a third edition.

Watch the after movie of the 2019 edition!


In a world where children are swiping their iPhones and 3D printers are building houses, it is our mission that the art of true craftsmanship will survive, and that it will thrive. In a time of serial mass production and consumption, the beauty of handmade quality products should be revalued. The knowledge of passionate, highly skilled master craftsmen should be shared with a wide audience of all ages.


With these objectives at the forefront of our imagination, in 2013 we founded and produced an annual festival in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: the Ambacht in Beeld Festival. It has been a huge success in The Netherlands, and we’re excited and grateful to have brought this event to New York City as well.

Testimonial Marina Ruiz Molina - paper conservator Metropolitan Museum of Art

As an art conservator I care deeply for the materiality of beautiful things and for the intergenerational transmission of the wisdom to make them. The Craft in Focus Festival is a paradise for people like me who believe in the importance of the tangible in the era of the cybernated. The amount of creativity and knowledge that the Festival brings together is truly inspirational.”

Watch the video of the 2017 edition!