Student Crafts


Students at Work

 Minds that challenge convention
An understanding that honors history
Hands that create

 It would be impossible to separate the students and their stories from Berea College Crafts.  Talented young people, devoted to learning and the traditions of the studio, they continue to display a unique sense of respect for the works produced by their hands.  These are the values that have shaped the Crafts program.

Starting in 1893 and continuing for the last 120 years, a dedication to craftsmanship, design, and tradition has guided the work of our students.  Over 100 students work 10 to 15 hours per week in the various departments of Student Crafts.  From the sales and distribution areas to the studio areas of Wood, Weaving, Ceramics, Jewelry, and Broom Making, our students produce and market works that maintain strong ties to the elemental nature of the Appalachian region—design excellence, a respect for materials, and the honor that comes from hard work.

Educating the head, the heart, and the hands is a Berea tradition.  We hope you will discover the artful soul of our students in the inspiring works of Berea College Crafts.

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Student Crafts: We Are All Connected

Craft Tours

The Public Relations Department provides walking historical and craft tours free of charge to visitors. The craft tour features students crafting items in the broomcraft, weaving, and woodcraft industries.

For more information, please see the Visitors Center.

Visit us at these upcoming venues:

2013 Kentucky Crafted: The Market

Friday and Saturday, March 2nd and 3rd

Lexington Convention Center    430 W. Vine St.    Lexington, KY

Hours:   Saturday 9am to 6 pm   Sunday 10am to 5 pm

Admission:   One-Day Ticket $10    Two-Day Ticket $15    Children 15 and under admitted free

2012 Southern Highland Guild Fair

Thursday thru Saturday, October 18th to the 21st
Civic Center, downtown, Asheville, NC

2012 Berea College Crafts Holiday Sale

Knock out your holiday shopping. This annual sale features exquisitely handcrafted items at incredible prices. Overstocks, seconds, discontinued items. Shop early – these sought after products move quickly!
Saturday, November 17th, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location : Student Craft Building, 100 Dixie Court, Berea KY
Contact :
Call (859)985-3220 or 800-347-3892

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