Autumn 2017 will now be part of the history of arts and crafts on Bornholm, as the time in which the entire island – as the first island in the world and first region in Europe – was titled World Craft Region by the prestigious World Craft Council (WCC). The title is an international recognition of Bornholm’s unique artisan environment with endless talent, high professionalism, long traditions, high quality and strong interrelation among the skilled craft makers on the island.
– Jury, World Craft Council Europe
The project “Maker’s Island Bornholm”, which started in 2019, is a collaboration between craft makers on the island, several museums, art associations, The Regional Municipality of Bornholm, schools and other institutions on Bornholm. Maker’s Island will help strengthen, develop and further educate the Bornholm craftmanship – and at the same time, the project shows that Bornholm is an attractive island for art students, craft makers, tourists and newcomers to Bornholm. Finally, the popular craftsmanship helps to show that there is an opportunity to reach one’s potential on Bornholm.