All members are juried into the Society by a group of professional craftsmen. Eligibility is open to residents of Cape Cod (Barnstable, Nantucket and Dukes counties), the towns of Plymouth, Carver, Wareham and Bourne, and the South Shore or South Coast of Massachusetts. We are always interested in expanding our membership and growing our crafting community. Click here for the application and guidelines.
Our logo is an eel spear, the first tool crafted in the New World. The eel, a snake-like fish, was a staple of the English diet and settlers used woven reed basket traps to catch them. However, the basket traps were not effective on Cape Cod because the eels were hiding in holes 20 feet below. Thus the fan-shaped prong made with fingered spears and wrought iron was devised and once fastened to poles long enough to reach the depths of the marsh, the early Cape Codders could catch a feast of fish.
The Society of Cape Cod Craftsmen is one of the oldest craft organizations in New England and is home to some of the most inspiring and talented craftsmen. Our community of Cape Cod crafters represents a range of mediums including pottery, glass, wood, metal, fiber, textiles, paper, and jewelry. We are a volunteer based organization with an elected board among our members. Most members participate in our annual craft fair which is held during the second week of August at Drummer Boy Park in Brewster, MA. This year's fair will be held on August 8-10, 2017. What makes this show truly unique is that it takes place mid week, Tuesday through Thursday, and the show is exclusively organized and run by the craftsman membership. Throughout the rest of the year, many members will welcome you into their Cape Cod workshops for an intimate look into their creative process and a unique shopping experience.