Connecticut's fine crafts and artisan work make shopping a joy
New England is a wonderful place to shop for fine crafts and handmade artisan work because of its long history, economic ingenuity, and rural traditions. A sterling example is silverwork and pewter work crafted by Paul Revere of Boston, which continues to influence today’s artists. Most states have guilds of artists, artisans, and crafts makers that promote local artistry and bring artisan products to the market. Local fine crafts often can be found at the larger farmers markets and festivals. As in other New England states, organizations of Native American tribes share their cultures with the public in many ways, among them museums that sell Indian jewelry, pottery, baskets, and other crafts.