Handmade: WNC’s craft legacy

Art, vision and business go hand in hand in Western North Carolina’s craft industry. It’s a $206.5 million economic sector, driven by passion and infused with tradition.

In this week’s print edition, as American Craft Week unfolds around the country Oct. 4-13, Xpress takes a broad look at the people and ideas that make it a vibrant industry. Click on the links below for the stories.

Deep Roots, Many Branches: The family Tree of Wood Craft in WNC

Crafty-happenings by Alli Marshall

WNC Craft Economy by Steph Guinan

The Business of Craft by Kyle Sherard

Craftspeople Answer the Question: What Are You Working On? compiled by Ami Worthen

Tip Toe through the Studios

Crafty Happenings by Max Miller

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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