Over 40 years ago, a small group of artisans came together through their joy and enthusiasm for the creation of handmade crafts. As interest and membership grew, they formed the Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild as a non-profit organization chartered by the City of Torrance in California. If you are interested in our by-laws, you may download a copy in pdf format.
Many Guild members sell their handcrafted items to the public at two annual events in the Fall and Spring.
The original purpose of the Guild was, and still is today, to promote the interest of arts and crafts in the local community. It has expanded to reward individuals for their endeavors in the world of arts and crafts by providing scholarships to high school senior students within the Torrance Unified School District. These two events raise the funds needed to support the scholarships.
Crafts in the main photo, left to right:
Ceramics; Ruth Taira — Earrings; Lilia Stephenson — Vest; Leena DuBose — Quilts; Mary Anne St. John — Beaded Ornament; Lori Storm — Crocheted Blankets; Teresa Urquizo — Dichroic Glass Pendants; Anita Suggs