Build a boat in the Alaskan wilderness, learn Japanese glaze firing in Croatia between dips in the ocean, and brush up on your basketry techniques by the sea in Spain. Here are our picks of the most alluring craft holidays in Europe and beyond (though be sure to check the latest coronavirus travel guidance before you book your stay abroad).
Designers On Holiday
Location: Gotland, Sweden
Prices: Contact for details
This permanent campsite in the Swedish countryside offers designers of various disciplines the opportunity to come together and share their skills and ideas. Over the six years it has been running, guests have built the site’s amenities, so if you visit now you’ll be living it up with beautifully designed tents and cabins – as well as a hot tub, plunge pool, sauna, wood-fired oven, kiln, woodland cinema, herbal distillery, and a sailing boat, as well as a plethora of handmade pottery and hand-carved spoons. Now it’s up to you to leave your mark.