Workshops Artisans

Bringing artisanal knowledge to the Olympic Peninsula and supporting made-by-hand artists & small-batch creators around the world.

House of the Faun is a retail store and workshop space in the Historic Downtown of Port Townsend that brings curated, artisan products and unique crafting classes to everyone on the Olympic Peninsula—from beginners to experienced artists. We celebrate what makes bespoke & small-batch items special: how they are made, who made them, and why. Our unique retail space is filled with beautiful textile products & fabrics, paper products, apothecary items, traditional folk art, and items for your home from every corner of the globe.

“We build community by creating handcrafted arts together, along with hosting local & global artists who share their knowledge and creativity in our workshops.”

House of the Faun continues the Pacific Northwest's rich culture of artisanal crafting in our workshop classroom area, where we offer accessible opportunities to learn many different mediums of craftwork from around the world. We have created an oasis that is in stark contrast from the hustle and bustle of our modern world—so come in, stay for a while—as shopping and learning in House of the Faun is an experience where you can slow down and appreciate the creative process as much as the beautiful and functional product.

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Globally Sourced Artisan Goods

We proudly sell products and art from around the world. Here is a partial list of the countries represented in House of the Faun's inventory:

  • Ukraine
  • France
  • Mexico
  • Turkey
  • Japan
  • Czech Rep.
  • Morocco
  • UK
  • Italy
  • Mali
  • Ivory Coast
  • Haiti
Read about our Artisans

Building Community

Learning about the artisans and appreciating the lives and traditions that they bring to their art is part of the experience of shopping at House of the Faun, and we encourage you to ask questions and explore our inventory. All of the products sold at House of the Faun were hand-selected by owners Lisa & Catherine Leporati to help share a culture or artisanal process with our patrons, connecting you to people all across the globe as you wander through our retail space. We travel the world and find bespoke and small-batch products—with a special emphasis on finding women artisans—in order to share our love of artisanal goods with our local community.

House of the Faun offers workshops on a variety of artisanal processes. We believe that experiencing the act of creating together is another way in which we build community here in Port Townsend. Our workshop space provides a warm, inclusive, nurturing venue for you to engage in the vulnerable endeavor of trying a new art medium. For us, the creative process is a purpose unto itself, encouraging us to focus on the experience rather than the result. Read about the sisters who started House of the Faun

Soft Goods

  • Bags
  • Scarves
  • Rugs
  • Blankets
  • Throw pillows
  • Kitchen textiles
  • Vintage clothing
  • Sewing notions

Paper Goods

  • Gift wrap
  • Decorative paper
  • Party decorations
  • Cards
  • Stationery sets
  • Hand-bound journals

Apothecary Items

  • Perfumes
  • Oils
  • Moisturizers
  • Teas

And More

  • Jewelry
  • Ceramics
  • Lamps
  • Candles
  • Wax statuary
  • Books
  • Traditional folk arts