Visit Historic Dillsboro YESTERDAY'S VILLAGE

A woman quilting.Dillsboro’s old-fashioned charm and gracious hospitality has made it popular with a growing number of artisans and craftspeople who now make it their home.
      Many of Dillsboro's shops and galleries feature local artisans. And some of those artisans have Dillsboro studio-galleries where you can talk with the artisans as they work.
      At the edge of town, a small group of artisans are beginning to use landfill methane gas — a local source of green energy — to fuel greenhouses, blacksmith forges, glass-blowers' ovens and potters kilns.

      Potters comprise a large segment of Dillsboro's artisan community; and each November celebrate the ceramic arts with the Western North Carolina Pottery Festival on the streets of Dillsboro. 


We are in a cozy little shop that has rough cut wood walls, and plenty of room for wine tastings and food pairings. In summer, we will have boards for the bean bag game “Cornhole” for free play and we will host tournaments. Every Saturday evening starting at 5 pm you can stop in and taste something I made from the products we sell along with wine. Check out our website or page for more details. 102 Webster Street. (26 on map) 828-586-1600.
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Dogwood Crafters

Showcasing mountain crafts since 1976, this cooperative features over 80 artisans in the Smoky Mountains. Crafters invite visitors to explore and learn all about the shop's offerings. The shop offers a constantly changing mix of handcrafted treasures. 90 Webster St. (29 on map) 828-586-2248.
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Original watercolors by in-house artist/owner John P. Miele along with Pamela Haddock, Lawrence Danecke and other regional artists. Hypertufa planters, birdbaths and the like by Les Williams. Inquire about classes. 107 Webster St. (28 on map) 828-586-5477.
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Cross stitch pattersn and suppplies, yarns, locally made jewelry, aprons and other gift items. Classes and instruction year-round. 2 Dills Street (48 on map). 828-586-8206.


Green Energy Park

The GEP uses renewable energy resources as fuel for glassblowing studios, blacksmith forges, pottery kilns and greenhouses. Artisans gallery on site, tours available, festivals and classes. 100 Green Energy Park Dr. (on map inset) 828-631-0271.
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Oaks Gallery

Showcasing over 100 of the area's finest professional craftspeople. Jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, weaving & more. Pieces to be enjoyed for a lifetime. Craft Circle. (51 on map) 828-586-6542.
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Riverwood Pottery

Brant and Karen Barnes, along with daughter Zan, and of course their boss Maddie produce amazing purpose driven art. Producing mostly kitchen and tableware, this trio also produces decorative and functional vases, oil lamps, face jugs, and much more. Craft Circle. (52 on map) 828-586-3601.
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Premier North Carolina working studio & gallery representing and promoting the fine art of clay. Functional and decorative pottery, raku, horsehair, red fumed and leaf design. 148 Front Street (33 on map) 828-631-5100.

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