Craft histories

On the HEPHAESTUS website, storytelling in craft is celebrated as a vital feature that highlights traditions in material use and design, evokes a sense of place and landscape, and shares personal narratives. These craft stories enhance value by emphasizing authenticity, provenance, and the unique identity of the maker.

HEPHAESTUS craft stories delve into the process of “getting to know” craft artefacts through the life and social contexts of their makers and their business models. These narratives also serve as “travel guides” for those exploring craftsmanship in the participating countries. Each story is vividly brought to life through a combination of words, images, and videos.

Craft ecosystem in Venice

Craft histories of Venice, Italy