a Foundation in

American Craftsmanship

Craft & Forge emerges from the hands-on tradition of 18th-century Colonial Williamsburg artisans.

At the heart of Craft & Forge is a desire to support craftsmanship

Thoughtfully curated products that re-imagine early American maker style and serve a growing community of people who value authentic design, craftsmanship and quality materials.

American Maker Style for the

Contemporary Market

An appreciation of
craftsmanship and
community, a mindset
that embraces


a foundation in
American Craftsmanship

Historic Roots

Craft & Forge emerges from Colonial Williamsburg,

home to some of the best craftspeople in the world.

Weavers, blacksmiths, bookbinders, and cabinetmakers aren't actors; they're skilled makers and apprentices. The connection to this historic institution enhances the distinctive approach to product design and brings authenticity and integrity to our brand.

What makes Craft & Forge


Social Impact

At the heart of Craft & Forge is a desire to support emerging and established talent and to help build a new appreciation of craft in the 21st century. All sales of products support the preservation, research, and educational programs of

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

A Modern Interpretation of

Early American Styles

Products and materials embrace

pared-down shapes and clean

lines, creating a casual and relaxed

feel. Materials are well-considered and built for longevity.

Gather with Craft & Forge

Join us for exciting artisan workshops and

events that celebrate craftsmanship

and community.

Let's Dig Deeper

Building a community with deep roots.

We hope that you will join us in strengthening the artisan community through partnerships and educational events.

Historic Roots

We collaborate with Colonial Williamsburg artisans by blending our modern style with their timeworn techniques. This partnership allows us to achieve a combination of heritage design with an updated aesthetic.

Sign up for first dibs on new collections, events and much more!

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Craft and Forge is a licensed trademark of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
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