"Craft Cottage is a family run business that was established in the early 1980s. Steve and Judy Archbold had the passion and drive to start their own company when they decided they wanted to be their own bosses. Steve was always very good at coming up with great ideas and he could make anything...
Much if my inspiration comes from my love of the ocean. Where beaches, shapes and colors merge. I often dream of my designs before they are constructed. Other times the medium and colors dictate the way a piece is formed. Mostly I layout my mix of mediums and "Let it happen"
Purses are reversible and washable. They can be used as a shoulder bag, handbag, or x-long strap for cross-body.
"We cut, score, sew, use an awl and apply snaps with custom made snap press... webbing is polypro".
I studied at Warren Wilson College and have been working in the field as a potter for the past 8 years. My Asheville pottery is inspired by a dual love of gardening and nature and my functional dinnerware work carries on the nature palette. Tiny mushroom and lichen as well as highly textured...