The CraftHouse – a statutory body providing a continuous program of training in craft production, thereby creating a cadre of professional, skilled craft entrepreneurs.
The National Handicraft & Cottage Industries Development Board (d.b.a. The Craft House)
‘The National Handicraft & Cottage Industries Development Board’ is a statutory body which came into being by an Act in Parliament dated 26th February, 1982 cited as the National Handicraft & Cottage Industries Development Board Act 1982.
The Designated authority to manage the affairs of the Craft-House was vested in a Board of Directors and a General Manager, appointed by the Minister with responsibility for the Craft-House.
To be the premier craft traing and craft production facility in St. Kitts Nevis.
To provide a continuous program of training in art and craft, thus creating a cadre of skilled craft producers / entrepreneurs, and by so doing, assist in the overall economical development of St. Kitts Nevis.
The Main Objectives are:
- To plan the operation of craft development in the state
- To conduct training for craftsmen etc
- To promote product development, research and improve techniques
- To establish quality control and minimum standards.
In general, the basic aims and objectives of the Craft-House is to provide a continuous program of training in craft production, thereby creating a Cadre of professional, skilled craft entrepreneurs.
The Hon. Samal Duggins
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Marine Resources, Entrepreneurship, Cooperatives and Creative Economy
Board of Directors
Chairperson: Gloria Esdaille- Robinson
Vice-Chairperson: Pierre Liburd
General Manager: Haley Cassius
Secretary: Lynnica Small
Director: Judy Mardenborough
Director: Harjadier Williams
Director: Alexander Dore
Director: Kiwanna Browne
Director: Danielle Weeks
For a wide variety of ceramics, leather, wood and coconut craft.