Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

15% Member Discount

Your membership not only keeps you informed about what is happening in the field of craft and design in Cape Breton, but it also provides you with preferential rates for classes and workshops as well as advanced registration. Go


Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design has five state-of-the-art studios in clay, metal and glass, weaving, printmaking and multi-purpose where courses are offered to the public in spring, fall and winter semesters. Go

Artisan Trail Map

What better way to learn about Cape Breton than through the lives and work of its artisans. Our Artisan Trail Map will set you on a trail of discovery and beauty with good measures of culture, history, adventure and charm. Go


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🌟Inverness County Residents! 🌟

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is excited to pilot two courses this fall at the Scotsville School of Crafts. Registration is open for a beginner macrame course and more details to come on a hand-building pottery course. Sign up now!

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We still have room in the following workshop!!

Cellphone Photography: How to expand your artistic side with your mobile device and increase your photographic skills (Introductory Level)
Date: September 23 & September 30, 2023 (Saturdays, 2 weeks)
Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Chad Tobin
Fee: $80 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $92 plus HST (Non-Members)

The best camera is the one you have with you at all times! In this class, we will explore what is required to make interesting and pleasing images with your mobile device. We will discuss framing, photographing people, landscapes and getting to know features that help you take more control over your device. 

No experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome.

Materials Needed:
Mobile device (Iphone/android/Ipad) that has a camera.

For more information on this program or to register, email
Last minute availability❗️

Youth Block Printing, Ages 7 to 12 years (Introductory Level)
Date: September 20 - November 8, 2023 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks)
Time: 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Instructor: Emma Whaley
Fee: $66 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $75.90 plus HST (Non-Members)
This 8-week class offers an introduction to block printing. This class is directed toward youth who are interested in making their own stamps. Students will print hand-carved images on paper and fabric. Youth are invited to explore inspiring Block Printing techniques with various unique applications.

For more information on this program or to register, email
Can we count on your support to provide craft education Island wide?

The Crafting Community campaign will offer robust craft instruction in rural Cape Breton communities by creating a library of specialised equipment. This will improve the accessibility to craft materials and supplies in rural communities and will create opportunities for artists to professionalise their craft and teaching skills.

By providing access to equipment for teaching and learning (such as pottery wheels, kilns, rug hooking frames, sewing machines, etc.) this project will enhance sector wide capacity and support systems for craft.

You can donate online at:

#ilovecbcraft 😊
Have you been to a Culture Exchange workshop yet this season? Culture Exchange is happening in 9 communities across Unama'ki. 🌱

To celebrate this, we're profiling our 9 hub leaders who organize workshops on food and craft for their communities. Meet Demmarest Haney, Hub Leader of the Feywood Grove Folk School in Albert Bridge, where workshops range from seed saving to basket weaving to fermenting! Demmarest started the folk school to ensure that there is a place to share knowledge and skills that build local community and resiliency. 

For more information on upcoming workshops and how to register, visit the Culture Exchange page on our website. 💛
The ship isn’t docking today but you can still visit us  from 10 am-2 pm in the Gallery Shop!
This piece is ‘Whale Cove’ by Mary Larade (6”x6”).
Happy Friday! 😊

Stop by before 6PM and take in all of the beautiful Unama'ki Cape Breton craft we have! ❤

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