Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Ships in Bottles

Tomorrow at mid-day...11 am until 2 pm...Jim Goodwin, master artisan, and creator of ships in bottles, will be demonstrating his craft at Village Craftsmen on Howard Street.

Jim has been recognized both state-wide and nationally for his work. He spends many meticulous hours hand-crafting his creations. Jim's ships in bottles are even featured in "The Lovely Bones" a popular film based on the best selling novel by Alice Sebold.

You can click on the photo below to see a selection of Jim's work.

We hope you will stop by if you are on the island. It is fascinating to watch Jim at work. Only a handful of people worldwide are engaged in this nautical craft. If you are not on the island tomorrow, be sure to take a close look at Jim's handwork on your next visit to Village Craftsmen.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's story of the Night Blooming Cereus Cactus. You can read it here:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:43 AM

    Philip, if only I could....but, since it appears I'm not going to be heading in that direction, please favor your faithful mainlander bloggers with some amazing photos of Jim at work!

    I am fascinated with the pictures of his many ships that you offer on VC. His attention to authentic detail is incredible.