Each year, Our State celebrates the very best in North Carolina craftsmanship with the Made in NC Awards. Meet the five talented artisans who won top honors in 2021.
home & garden
The Heirloom Life in North Carolina
It may seem like homesteading is having a moment, but our state’s feed-and-seed stores have been there all along, offering supplies, support, and the one thing every gardener needs: hope.
A Winter Guide to North Carolina Blooms
Though many plants go dormant in winter, there are still plenty of blooms to look for in your January garden.
Tips for Composting Fall Leaves
Make the most of the season with these eight expert composting tips.
Made in NC: Wheeler’s Chairs
A Wilkes County woodworker’s love for traditional, old-time chair making is reflected in his stunning ladderback rocking chairs, which won the top prize in the 2019 Made in NC Awards.
Tips for Storing Pumpkin Seeds
Whether you want to grow a record-breaking pumpkin or you just want to snack on the seeds, these eight tips will help you make the most of the season.
Tips for Planting Hydrangeas
For beautiful cloud-like blooms in your yard (and in a vase on your table!) stick to these seven guidelines.
From a modern-day maritime village in Oriental, to a couple’s dream vacation home (and putting green) on Lake Pinehurst, to rustic cabins with history in Highlands, these stylish and welcoming spots across the state have us dreaming of a home away from home.
Made in NC: Bryson Mountain Studio
Two craftsmen turn their love of the state’s mountain landscape into showstopping picture frames and mirrors, which won them the top prize in the Home and Garden category of the 2018 Made in NC Awards.