Handmade in Bruges – City of inspiring makers
Bruges is a city of makers, people who shape the world around us every day with their passion and drive ... the traditional way but also very contemporary at the same time. Even though Bruges is often associated with the virtuosity and mastery of craftsmen of the past, today, too, this city is home to many professionals, designers and craft businesses alike. Bruges has built itself a strong reputation in the field of gastronomy, calligraphy and letter sculpture, textiles and restoration.
Handmade in Brugge puts the Bruges-based makers on the map, both literally and figuratively speaking. Sample their traditional craftsmanship and be surprised by the mix of established names and new kids on the block, ancient and modern techniques!
HANDMADE IN BRUGES GUIDE
Curious about the today’s makers of Bruges? On the look-out for handmade products with a story?
This guide puts the Bruges-based makers on the map, both literally and figuratively speaking. Sample their traditional craftsmanship and be surprised by the mix of established names and new kids on the block, ancient and modern techniques!
This guide is available free of charge at the information office of the city or at Handmade in Brugge: Sashuis, Wijngaardplein 14, Brugge.
A future for crafts
How future-proof are crafts? That is the central question of the publication A Future for Crafts.
If the dusty frock is set aside and crafts delve into current trends and challenges, then the chance of survival is rather high. Crafts are ideal for building bridges between the past and the future. The work place of the craftsman is the ideal nursery for innovation. In addition, crafts can offer answers to societal, economical and ecological challenges, that demand our attention today, and certainly tomorrow. Only an integrated approach – heritage, economy, education, design and tourism combining forces – can lead to a sustainable success.
The publication seeks to be a guidebook and a source of inspiration. It presents tools and inspiring examples in praxis to place crafts more squarely on the map. Download your own digital copy of the book and discover its content.
Our new spot
“The Sashuis is an ideal place in which to introduce local people and tourists to our Bruges makers."
At this historic spot in the tourist heart of the city, Bruges' craft makers are put in the spotlight in an unexpected way. In addition to space for exhibitions, workshops and lectures, there is also a shop with craft products and gifts.
Visitors can pick up a free Handmade in Bruges city guide there and explore for themselves The Sashuis is also the starting point of a markedtrail through the city which, via an app, introduces you to the craftsmanship of the past and also to the many makers now active in the city centre.
Be a conscious shopper: buy local and handmade
Would you like to give a local, handmade gift to your colleagues? Are you on the lookout for an unusual present for a loved one? Take a look at our webshop! (available soon)
Wednesday: 10.30 - 17.30
Thursday: 10.30 - 17.30
Friday: 10.30 - 17.30
Saturday: 10.30 - 17.30
Handmade in Bruges - Sashuis