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.
2020 Made in NC Awards
Made in NC: From Field to Flask
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.
Made in NC: Built to Serve
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.
Made in NC: Heart & Sole
A Buncombe County couple is reviving independent shoe manufacturing in North Carolina, creating winning styles like their popular Riverside Hi sneakers.
Made in NC: Our Most Honorable Mentions of 2020
From a sleek new take on a classic rocking chair to a stylish Blue Ridge Mountain scene in miniature, these incredible runners up are worthy of wonder.
Made in NC: Nicholas Nichols Knives
A Leland bladesmith’s masterfully crafted chef’s knife made with wood salvaged from the deck of the USS Battleship North Carolina won him the top prize in the Home & Garden category of the 2020 Made in NC Awards.
Made in NC: Honeygirl Meadery
Sunshine-golden mead made in Durham with local wildflower honey won the top prize in the Drink category of the 2020 Made in NC Awards.