A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

  Each year, Our State celebrates North Carolina’s talented artisans with the Made in NC Awards. In 2020, top honors went to a potter in Weaverville, a meadery in Durham,

Madison County Championship Rodeo

  Each year, Our State celebrates North Carolina’s talented artisans with the Made in NC Awards. In 2020, top honors went to a potter in Weaverville, a meadery in Durham,

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

  Each year, Our State celebrates North Carolina’s talented artisans with the Made in NC Awards. In 2020, top honors went to a potter in Weaverville, a meadery in Durham,

Meet Our Makers

 

Each year, Our State celebrates North Carolina’s talented artisans with the Made in NC Awards. In 2020, top honors went to a potter in Weaverville, a meadery in Durham, cheese makers in Climax, a cutler in Leland, and a mom-and-pop sneaker manufacturer in Asheville. Now, it’s time for you to meet North Carolina’s award winners.

 

Motyl Pottery • Craft & Overall Winner

Most people don’t think about the soil they walk on. But Tori Motyl knows its potential: In her hands, western North Carolina clay becomes a stunning expression of place. Read more.

 

Nicholas Nichols Knives • Home & Garden

In a knife maker’s workshop in Brunswick County, decking from the retired USS North Carolina is enlisted into a new kind of service: as a chef’s right-hand tool. Read more.

 

Honeygirl Meadery • Drink

Across the seasons, Diane Currier gathers the work of bees — the blossoms, fruits, and honey. She brings them back to Honeygirl Meadery in Durham, where the bees’ bounty is bottled for all to taste. Read more.

 

Goat Lady Dairy • Food

Set on 40 acres of bucolic Randolph County farmland, Goat Lady Dairy produces top-quality cheeses for all occasions, including an award winner called Providence. Read more.

 

Opie Way • Style

A Buncombe County couple is reviving independent shoe manufacturing in North Carolina, creating winning styles like their popular Riverside Hi sneakers. Read more.

 


About the AwardsFAQ | 2020 Judges | 2020 Winners | 2019 Winners

 

This story was published on Jan 21, 2021