As most of our readers know, Ocracoke Islanders are enjoying a long-anticipated slower pace as Fall merges into Winter. As of today long lines at the ferries are becoming just a memory, roads in the village are uncluttered, and our wide, sandy beaches are empty save for a few walkers, joggers, and fisherfolk .
However, Village Craftsmen continues to offer fine, hand made American crafts (pottery, glass, wood, metal, fabric, and more) at affordable prices. We are open 10 am - 5 pm (sometimes only until 4 pm), Tuesday - Sunday for folks who are looking for that special holiday gift. If you can't make a trip to the island this time of the year you can always view many of our items on our website. Our on-line catalog features hundreds of fine handcrafts, and you can place orders on our secure shopping cart at your convenience. Here are a few links to help you get started:
(Click on the photo above to go directly to our Fused Glass page.)
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a transcript of a letter written in 1949 by a visitor to the island. You can read the letter (which provides a glimpse into Ocracoke life sixty years ago) here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102509.htm.