Launched – a guide to fine craftsmanship

By Elspeth Pridham
November 18, 2020

Just launched, the Homo Faber guide is an online guide to artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe.

The portal aims to connect enthusiasts, collectors and designers with the continent’s crafting excellence and is created in collaboration with the international network of the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship which provides local expertise, recommends, evaluates and endorses featured participants.  

The Homo Faber Guide is presented in different sections: Discover, Visit, Experience and Ambassadors. Discover introduces a selection of the best master artisans and rising talents, ateliers and manufacturers of excellence from all over Europe. Visithelps you find museums, galleries and shops linked to fine craftsmanship to visit in all corners of the continent. Experience is a curated list of workshop visits, artisan master classes, guided tours, and temporary exhibitions and fairs across Europe. And Ambassadors lists renowned individuals and partner institutions within the craft, creativity and design world who recommend their favourite artisans, galleries and experiences in their home cities.  

Image shows: gold thread embroidery from artisan Sylvie Deschamps