We offer vital cultural resources and high standards of art and craft education, programs and events. PCH will preserve and honor the rich heritage of our collections, artifacts, and exhibits.
Pioneer Craft House is dedicated to inspiring imagination, exploration, transformation and joy through art and craft education
We are publicly owned and operated through grants as a non-profit institution. We offer memberships. Recruiting volunteers, new subjects and new teachers.
Pioneer Craft House, named for a 1947 project marking the centennial of Salt Lake's settlement, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary on the site of the old Scott School property at 500 E 3300 S. During that time, Craft House has been the home of a valuable international puppet collection, well-used weaving and pottery studios, silversmith and lapidary workshops, an art library, and a peaceful cultural haven for artists and craftspeople. Classes in both heritage and contemporary methods and materials gave students the opportunity to develop interests in fields as varied as tatting, woodcarving, sculpture, flute-making, and even microwave cooking and macrame!
In 2004, Granite School District transferred the property to the City of South Salt Lake. Efforts continue on the part of impassioned artists, educators, and community builders to ensure that Craft House’s serene campus and spacious studios remain a cultural oasis for decades to come. The lovely old buildings are enjoying some TLC in the form of new paint, new pipes, and new populations, and the grounds have been pruned and replanted so that they aptly reflect the vitality of this beloved institution.
This renewed dedication to arts and crafts education means that our sanctuary of learning, the oldest continually operated school in Utah, will carry on for generations.