Inspiring and connecting craft-lovers to the many handmade treasures, traditions, and natural wonders of North Carolina​

Meet some of our artisans.

Our state has a long history of fine artisans providing beautiful and functional pieces for all to use, cherish, and enjoy. That continues today. NC Handmade provides a place for artisan and patron to meet and share their joy and appreciation for fine quality, handmade North Carolina crafts. Please browse through our marketplace, and enjoy getting to know our artisans.

Cindy Long at her weaving loom

Cindy Long

This weaver from High Country creates unique woven pieces with the yarns coming from mills in the Carolinas.

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Julie Ottesen making a basket

Julie Ottesen

Skilled at the rare art of Nantucketry, this renowned basket-maker hand-carved handles and caning, drawing directly from nature.

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karen casey glass artist

Karen Casey and Arlen Custer

Karen Casey and Arlen Custer have been making fused glass jewelry, hair accessories, vases, and dishes out of their Durham studio for more than 15 years.

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Becoming an NC Handmade artisan

We charge a monthly administrative fee of $10 (currently waived for new artisans for the first six months) and a commission fee at the following levels: 

  • 25% commission fee per item sold at $500 or less
  • 20% commission fee per item sold for more than $500 
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Connect with NC craft-lovers from across the country who can purchase your work 24/7.

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Save time, and avoid the COVID risk of setting up a booth at an in-person craft fair.

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Devote more of your time to your work without worrying about maintaining your online presence.

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