Our State’s Made in NC Awards recognize talented North Carolina artisans and craftspeople, chefs and confectioners. Top honors in 2021 went to a pasta maker in Durham, a potter in
Our State’s Made in NC Awards recognize talented North Carolina artisans and craftspeople, chefs and confectioners. Top honors in 2021 went to a pasta maker in Durham, a potter in Charlotte, a winemaker in Ronda, leatherworkers in Sanford, and a woodworker in Salisbury. Now, it’s time for you to meet the state’s top award winners and honorable mentions.
At a homey specialty pasta shop in Durham, the South meets Southern Italy in a pimento cheese ravioli that would make any grandma proud. Read more.
Her porcelain pieces may look like works of art, but Julie Wiggins’s teapots are ready for any occasion. Read more.
The winemaking traditions of a family-owned vineyard in northwestern North Carolina stretch back to New York City in the early 20th century and, before that, to the fertile hills of Italy. Read more.
Early on, a woodworker in Rowan County learned to infuse his projects with a blend of art, science, and ingenuity. Then, a chance request sparked the idea to add smoke and spirits to the mix. Read more.
A Lee County couple has turned a love of bags and a talent for upcycling old military gear into a career. Read more.
The 11 honorable mentions in our Made in NC Awards impressed our judges — and us! — with their incredible creativity, craftsmanship, and stories showcasing the best that North Carolina has to offer. Read more.