Prince Edward Island, Canada has long been celebrated for its strong sense of place. Historically, Islanders have been a self-sufficient people who respect and appreciate the traditions of the past.

The Prince Edward Island Crafts Council was formed in 1965 to represent the handcraft sector on the Island, and was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1975.

The mission of the Crafts Council is to promote the making and acceptance of quality handcrafted items through the provision of programs and services; to encourage and assist those who are creating and producing the future heirlooms of Prince Edward Island.

The PEICC invites you to help fill an increasing demand for quality, Island-made, hand-crafted products; to keep informed about activities in the craft sector and to become part of a growing community of dedicated craftspeople.


2015/16Board of DirectorsCitizenofcraftY
President: Suzanne Scott
Vice President: Phil Hermann
Past President: Susana Rutherford
Secretary: Crystal Stevens
Treasurer: Pieter Iysselstein
Standards: Robert McMillan
Director at Large: Cathy Arsenault
Director at Large: Jessica Hutchinson
Director at Large: Ayelet Stewart
Director at Large: Deb Calviello
Director at Large: Dean Smith
Director at Large: Paula Kenny
Director at Large: Don Quarles


Other Representatives
Canadian Craft Federation: Ayelet Stewart
Craft Alliance: Laura Cole
Artisan PEI: Julia Purcell, Chair

Executive Director: Laura Cole



A group photo from our June Board Meeting

Award Winners 2015


Congratulations to Ron Arvidson, who was awarded the Lister Trophy for Outstanding Craftsperson 2015.


And congratulations to Susana Rutherford, who was awarded the PEI Crafts Council Award for outstanding contribution to the craft community.

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