Student Crafts

Student Crafts on the Square (SCOTS)

Student Crafts on the Square (SCOTS as we have affectionately nicknamed it) is a fusion of everything for which Berea College Crafts stands. Located onĀ  Main Street, right across from campus, SCOTSĀ  exists to introduce folk to the faces behind our crafts while allowing them to browse the gallery. Our shelves exclusively feature student works from five disciplines: woodcraft, weaving, jewelry, pottery and broomcraft.

Students employed at SCOTS spend between 10 and 20 hours here every week as part of the college’s labor program. They work with traditional Appalachian techniques to form contemporary designs with the historical methods, bridging the gap between old and new. By demonstrating traditional Appalachian crafts, our students learn time-tested skills and the value of working with their hands. They specialize not only in their crafts but they also share the journey with our guests. Whether the students have previous experience in their craft or are just beginning to learn, they provide a service by educating and entertaining visitors.

Between chatting with guests and creating timeless pieces of work, our students are gaining hands-on experience which is priceless when exploring future career options. They also learn the art of communication and professional composure in a down-to-earth atmosphere. SCOTS also provides a chance for guests to learn the story of Berea College and how it continues to benefit underprivileged youth from Appalachia and beyond.


Location & Contact:
Student Crafts on the Square (SCOTS)
108 Main Street
Berea, KY 40404

Phone: 859-985-3963

Products on display at SCOTS may also be ordered through our online catalog
or by phone at 1-800-347-3892.

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