Passed through generations, crafts in N. Macedonia are well respected. The first place I went to was the place I remembered from my childhood, Skopje’s old town. To my surprise what used to be craftsman central, was now replaced by craftsman trading Chinese products. With the help of the Macedonian government we are now running a project for reviving the crafts in Macedonia and created a handcrafting studio.
Studio L&E opened its doors in 2014, it now employs experienced craftsmen and holds apprenticeship programmes, to carve young talents. All items handcrafted in the studio are numbered, signed and dated by the craftsmen themselves, humanising the process and making the production completely traceable.
The studio is also completely energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
Love, Lidia & The Team xxx