Handmade in Norway

Creativity & Community

Creating a Community

Over the last 18 months Handmade in Norway has grown rapidly. This is a creative network that spans the Length and breadth of Norway with over 2200 members.

In August 2017 Handmade in Norway was officially registered as a business in Norway. With the goal to support and promote makers, designers and crafters in their quest to develop their skills and in many cases, sell the items they create.

Handmade in Norway is run exclusively by myself, Kelly Palencia.


Handmade in Norway offers a range of memberships specially tailored to give you a creative boost, whatever your level. Our aim is to inspire you to continue being creative and to offer services that can lift you to achieve more. Maybe you want to learn, maybe you want to sell, maybe you want help in finding your own creative tribe...

We help you inspire others with your creativity, increase your creative network and find your niche market.


So what does Handmade in Norway do exactly?


  • I arrange regular markets at the Handmade in Norway studio in Oslo
  • I arrange creative workshops
  • I arrange workshops and webinars aimed at small creative businesses
  • I create and distribute free information to help small creative businesses
  • I am a graphic designer and illustrator with 20 years experience
  • I am a consultant for businesses and organisations that wish to meet with a large audience of creative people
  • I am a creative events consultant for businesses and organisations that wish to arrange arts and crafts markets at their own venues


This is a thriving creative community with a very broad spectrum of arts and crafts.

If you're looking for a creative network that will support and encourage and help you to achieve your creative goals - Then come and join us today!


Together we are stronger, we learn together and we support one another!

SALT Night Market

Salt is a nomadic art project that is currently located in Oslo.

Handmade in Norway and Salt have a shared vision to create an Arts and Crafts market in central Oslo. The focus is quality handmade products - that are of course designed/ produced in Norway.


I would like to share my experience about the SALT night market - curated by Handmade in Norway.
Having been to different markets in the last 1.5 years, I have to admit this was by far one of the best organised markets.
Kelly had everything in place and it was easy for us (sellers) to just arrive and arrange our stuff.
Although it was a first time market, but the response it drew from people was emphatic.

I am definitely going there the next time too. Thanks Kelly for opening up a new avenue for our sales.

Neha Kotwal

Jewellery Designer, NK Jewellery


Grünerløkka kultur- og næringsforening approached Handmade in Norway to help organise an Arts and Crafts market in Grünerløkka as part of Løkkadagene. Grünerløkka is historically an artistic and vibrant part of the city. Supporting the creative spirit is a very important part of this event.

Handmade in Norway is very pleased to be involved in supporting and encouraging creativity through events like this.


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