The Artisanal Economies Project

capturing best practice…and best ideas


This site exists to share the early research results from the Artisanal Economies Project. We are searching for best practices, ideas, formulations, points of view. You can help by contributing and commenting!

Project participants include Sam Ford, Leora Kornfeld, Scott Miller, Grant McCracken, and Stephanie Smith.

This is a not-for- profit undertaking. It’s funded out of the pockets of the participants. If you wish to make a contribution, let us know. We welcome patrons.

Our objective is a set of simple recommendations for people who want to enter the Artisanal Economies. In the meantime, we’re in exploration mode. Please forgive freewheeling observations and abstract thinking! (And feel free to indulge in them, too!) Eventually, all will be clear.