Crafthouse Granville Island
"Fine craft shaped by the spirit of innovation; crafted in the tradition of excellence"
Crafthouse provides an outlet for the display and sale of contemporary, and leading edge fine crafts. Crafthouse provides craft-related information and education to the CCBC membership, general public, professionals in the visual arts community, and craftspeople. Crafthouse sells an eclectic, fresh and ever changing cornucopia of juried hand-made fine craft objects. From lampworked glass swizzle sticks that sell for $8 and pyrotextile fibre art created with hand and machine embroidery at $3000, to hand forged jewellery, all craft media is represented.Connecting with customers and attention to detail are what Crafthouse is known for. Whether it be adding the craftsperson’s biography to a purchase or special ordering a necklace with custom printing, we will try our very best to help you. Purchases are safely packaged for your journey home or may be shipped to arrive after your return.
Crafthouse Granville Island also...
- » Facilitates corporate and incentive gifts, especially those with a local BC flavour.
- » Promotes the work of craftspeople by coordinating off site displays in local venues.
- » Provides volunteer opportunities for those interested in customer service and sales.
- » Maintains a customer list for those wanting information on special events, and exhibit announcements. Contact Crafthouse by email with your name, address and phone number and email address.
Our customers are liberal with their praise:
- “This shop is gobsmackingly beautiful. I always spend my money here”
- "I keep coming back to feast my eyes"
- "I always come here only - because I always find something immediately"
Location & Hours
1386 Cartwright St.
Granville Island, Vancouver BC
Canada, V6H 3R8
Daily, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment.
In January closed Mondays . Extended seasonal hours.
Selling at the Crafthouse
Crafthouse is a charitiable social enterprise program of the Craft Council of British Columbia.
To sell craft through the Council, artists are required to pass two jurys:
The Standards of Quality Jury (SOQ) is a hands-on jury that assesses the craftsmanship and technique of an artist's body of work.
Once passing the the SOQ artists are invited to submit the product lines they wish to sell to the online Procurement Jury, which assesses the salabilty of work for the two retail locations.
Standards of Quality Jury
All artists wanting to sell their work through one of the Council's retail outlets needs to first pass the Standards of Quality Jury. The next jury date is November 15th, 2013. Please review the Council's Standards of Quality prior to submitting your work - a copy can be obtained by clicking on SOQ Guidelines.
A checklist for submitting your work to the SOQ jury can be obtained by clicking SOQ-Checklist. After reading this information please notify us by October 15th if you are intending to participate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit the documentation required by November 1st please go to this link to fill out the form and upload the required documents.
Crafthouse Procurement Jury
This online process is built to capture and retain the basic information about the artist, so they won’t have to re-enter that information each time they submit a product for review. Artists can also submit as many products as they wish (one at a time or over time), whenever they wish.
The Jury portion of the system allows for jury members from across the province to jury products as they come available. This opens up our process to the whole membership not just those that live in the lower mainland.