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Toe River Crafts
CERAMICS, WOOD, FIBER, JEWELRY
6274 Hwy 80S
Burnsville, North Carolina 28714
Open Monday, Friday and Saturday 10AM – 5PM; Sunday 12 – 5PM; Tuesday – Thursday by appointment
In 1974 a group of craftspeople in the Toe River Valley found they needed an attractive local market for their creativity. They decided to work cooperatively to sell their crafts and establish a setting where neighbors and travelers could see their work displayed. The shop itself was built, in that cooperative spirit, on land owned by the Celo Community. Friends and neighbors pitched in to build, and in August of 1974 Toe River Crafts opened with the work of a few founding members. The finely crafted objects the artists produced reflected an intimate knowledge of media such as clay, wood, textiles, fibers, glass, papers, and metals, and they demonstrated great skills in two-dimensional artwork such as photography, watercolor, and needle work. The work of the artists has been and will always be unique and one-of-a-kind.