These good folk are handcrafting Carolina goods in a seemingly concentrated effort to put an artisanal spin on every product imaginable.
Master craftsman Eddie Hamrick and his son, James, create some of the finest furniture and wooden art pieces for some of the most prominent figures. Eddies donated art and wood pieces have raised over one million dollars for important charitable causes in our state and beyond.
Charlotte native Jerry Aiken, of Attitude Furnishings, is creating fine wood, metal, and acrylic pieces using exotic species, intricate burls, incredible live edge table tops, and precision fabricated modern legs.
Kauffman & Co.
Jonathan Kauffman, owner of Kauffman & Co., makers of fine furniture, create pieces that are truly generational, that were made and finished by hand that are of the upmost quality and stand the test of time. Kauffman & Co. makes everything from tables to beds, sideboards, mantles, and more.
Rhythm House Drums
The Matthews, NC company specializes in well made handcrafted hand drums from Djembes, to Ashiko to Congas.
Pisgah Banjo Company
Patrick Heavner creates amazing handmade open-back banjos using native hardwoods.
Jack Coobs Guitar
Coobs, one of the most talented furniture builders in the city also builds some of the finest sounding guitars in the region
With a wide variety of fun designs, their burlap pillows are the perfect accessory.
On Etsy: TwoPeachesDesign
Handmade, all natural, eco-friendly soaps handcrafted right here in Charlotte.
On Etsy: Small Keys
Stroms stoneware has a classic aesthetic, incorporating a blend of dark and light colors.
On Etsy: RStromPottery
Taylor Reese incorporates agate and other stones in unique ways to separate her line.
For the last ten years, eastern NCs Chris Harrell has been handcrafting some of the most effective duck and turkey calls in the southeast in all kinds of styles including single and double reed, Louisiana, and Arkansas styles.
Raven Fork Rods
Jim Mills of Cherokee, NC has been building fly rods for 50 years. His business Raven Fork Rods, aptly named after one of the most productive rivers in the state, produces some of the strongest and well built bamboo fly rods you will ever cast.
Brackish Bow Ties
Sporting isnt just about being in the field or on the water anymore. It is a total lifestyle and major brands are bringing this aspiration to the forefront. Brackish Bow Ties is one of these sporting lifestyle brands that is pushing this movement. They create absolutely stunning handmade bowties constructed from pheasant tail, peacock, and other feathers.
Dart Strickland creates STATEment pieces, beautiful barnwood style, reclaimed pallet wood state sculptures/cutouts (of all 50 states).
Steve Randall Knives
The Lincolnton metalsmith custom makes some of the finest blades available in NC.
These eco-friendly artisanal candles are handmade right here in the Queen City and come in a variety of scents from lavendar to leather.
Twine & Twig
The brand recently launched their new spring line of necklaces, ponchos and hats.
Traveler Trading Co.
Brock Norris makes fine leather goods, incredible belts and wallets that you have to see.
Brandon Etheridges interchangeable bow tie brand is headed for a bright future.
Jaclyn Brzezinski handmakes unique, eco-friendly jewelry and art out of butterfly wings.
Carolina Table Salt
Michael and Geena Woodard have combined the flavors of the Carolinas into one perfectly balanced seasoning. As the two like to say, it is Good on most anything, a seasoning used as often as someones heart is blessed.
Sunburst Trout Farms
With nearly 70 years of experience, Sunburst Trout makes some of the most delicious delicacies you can buy, all locally produced in the Blue Ridge of North Carolina. Get everything from trout jerky and trout au poivre to the always in demand smoked rainbow trout caviar.
Boquete Mountain Coffee
The NoDa coffee roastery has been serving up some of the finest and fairest coffee in the Queen City for nearly four years. Their coffee is always sourced through Direct Trade meaning their product comes straight from the source. Boquete is served at some of the finest establishments in Charlotte and has received acclaim and deservedly so.