Our story is a simple one: I lack artistic talent but absolutely LOVE making things. If you’re at all like me, then you know how frustrating that can be. I would always have big ideas, and then go out and spend a fortune on all kinds of supplies—paint, materials, even expensive home equipment—but my enthusiasm would only take me so far. The things I made never turned out looking anything like what I saw in my head, in a magazine, or online. Quite simply, I was the queen of the “Pinterest Fail”.
So I said to my husband Brian, “There MUST be a place I can go where I can use real equipment and get help I need to bring my ideas to life!”
And I looked.
At Craftworks, we’re dedicated to providing you all that you need to make anything you can dream of. We’ve searched the globe for the best equipment for you to use, and then made sure that the technology is so simple to use that you can spend your time being creative, instead of worrying about how to operate a machine. Our tools are here to free your imagination, not inhibit it.
We want you to know that you don’t have to have a fine arts degree or know how to use an arc welder to embroider a logo on a jacket, make votive candleholders for your wedding, or etch your family crest into an ale glass. All it takes is the right tools and the support and encouragement you need to use them.
We believe that being creative is one of the most important things you can do to live a happy and healthy life – and we are committed to making that easy for everyone. We’re an amusement park for your imagination. Come along for the ride!
And besides, doesn’t a homemade gift mean so much more?
At Craftworks we envision a world where anyone can create anything they can dream up. We feel that we can do our part to bring about this world view by providing the tools to make that happen. It is our mission to provide anyone the tools that they need to bring their creative ideas into reality. We are starting with all the of these cool gifts, tableware, apparel, etc. – and someday ... well, who knows what you might find in our store?
But it is not just what we believe in…it is how we go about it. Craftworks Studios is in the business of self-esteem. Your ideas are cool and we want you to make them a reality, so we will help you in any way that we can. And you should know that you, our customer, are the whole reason we exist. We know that, and if you ever feel like we have forgotten, please (gently) remind us.
Our core values – Creativity, Empowerment, Community, Autonomy, and Innovation – are what drive every aspect of our work. We thrive when you thrive. We are fulfilled when you are fulfilled.
We can’t wait to have you become a part of our growing cadre of Artisans!