Monday, March 13, 2017

Village Craftsmen Opening

Village Craftsmen will re-open for the 2017 season this Wednesday at 10 am.

If you live on Ocracoke, or are visiting the island this week, walk, bike, or ride down historic Howard Street and stop by to say hello. Our new manager, Amy Howard, has been working hard, along with family and friends, to create a fresh new look for our gallery.

Amy Howard, Manager of Village Craftsmen
Philip Howard, owner

Village Craftsmen has been the proud purveyor of fine quality American handcrafts for nearly half a century. This winter Amy applied her artistic vision to help create a brighter, more open space that highlights and features our superb selection of the finest pottery, glassware, metal items, kitchen utensils, and so much more, all made by North Carolina, regional, and nationally acclaimed crafters.

Frequent shoppers at Village Craftsmen will be pleased to find the work of many of our long-time suppliers, as well as exciting new additions. We feel confident that first time visitors to our gallery will be pleasantly surprised by the extent and quality of the art and crafts displayed. We represent more than 300 of the finest craftsmen and craftswomen in the United States.

An added treat on Howard Street is passing some of the island's oldest homes, several small family cemeteries, and three of Ocracoke's largest live oaks. While visiting our gallery, Amy, a ninth generation islander and former Administrator of the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum, will be happy to answer your questions and share stories about our unique island heritage and culture.

You might even see her father Philip now and then.

We hope to see you whenever you are on the island!

Look for information about our up-coming Open House later this week. 

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Electrification of Ocracoke Island. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous4:28 PM

    Over the years I have bought plenty of things in there. It's worth a visit.
    M.M. Greensboro, NG

  2. Great picture of the two of you! The shop looks great. See you Saturday!