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.

Pam Washer at sewing machine

Pam Washer

This sewist from Blowing Rock creates one-of-a-kind handbags using repurposed materials — all on her 1958 Singer Featherweight sewing machine.

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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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Frumet Raskin-Miller

This potter from Durham gets fired up making work for food-lovers and fiber artists — all out of her small home studio, her “garagio.”

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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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Recent blog posts

Old Fort mural

“What Happened to Our School?”

“What Happened to Our School?” Recently I happened to receive an invitation to the virtual film release of a documentary on the Old Fort Mural “What Happened to Our School?”.

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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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Promote your upcoming events in our emails and social media posts and on our event calendar.

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