The 10 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.
Judges of the 2022 Made in NC Awards: Craft
Meet woodworker Roy Underhill, the host of how-to show The Woodwright’s Shop, which ran on PBS for 37 seasons, owner of The Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro — and a Craft category judge for this year’s Made in NC Awards.
Birds of Paradise
Handcrafted decoys have evolved from a practical tool for hunting waterfowl into a prized art form. Yet for some collectors, their value lies in cherished memories of the Carolina coast.
3 North Carolina-Made Kitchen Tools We Love
Quality utensils can turn a good cook into a great one, and it doesn’t hurt if they look good, too.
6 Incredible Coastal Artists
From Corolla to Wilmington, North Carolina artists draw inspiration from their coastal landscapes.
Made in NC: Where There’s Smoke
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.
Meet Our Makers
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.
Made in NC: Our Most Honorable Mentions of 2021
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.
21 Artists of the Parkway
The scenic drive from Cherokee to the Virginia state line guarantees beauty in more ways than one. Take a detour off the Blue Ridge Parkway to meet some of the artists inspired by our majestic mountains, wild landscapes, and natural diversity — and to appreciate a different sort of view.