Craft Resources



  • North Carolina Pottery Center: The Center seeks to promote public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina through educational programs, public services, collection and preservation, and research and documentation.
  • Seagrove Potteries: You learned about them on the show; now see their Web site. Learn more about this famous North Carolina art.
  • Central Clay: A virtual tour of North American potters. Resources and links to individual sites of potters throughout the United States.


Coastal Crafts

  • Core Sound Waterfowl Museum: A museum in Harkers Island preserving the history and heritage of coastal North Carolina.
  • North Carolina Maritime Museum: Located in Beaufort, the Maritime Museum holds a treasure trove of artifacts and information about maritime topics and North Carolina's maritime history.

Western Crafts

  • HandMade in America: A nonprofit organization promoting the fine craft of handmade objects as a means to sustainable community and economic development in western North Carolina.
  • Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway: The Center showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians and also houses the Southern Highland Guild’s century-old Allanstand Craft Shop.

Crafts In General

Arts and Crafts Schools

  • Sawtooth Center for Visual Art: Serves as a premier community school in the North Carolina Piedmont Triad for Craft and Arts Education.
  • Penland School of Crafts: Located in western North Carolina, this school offers various opportunities to beginner and advanced alike to learn various folk arts.