2017 Craft and Music Vendors:
D. Rickert Musical Instruments
Don Rickert Musical Instruments is a premiere designer and maker of innovative custom and historic musical instruments. Since starting our musical instruments enterprise in 2007, we have dealt primarily in those of the bowed variety (e.g. violins, fiddles and related instruments such as octave fiddles). We have also designed and made a number of fretted instruments along the way: mandolins, parlor guitars, acoustic bass guitars, tenor guitars and the like. Donald Rickert, Ph.D., has been playing, designing, making and modifying stringed musical instruments for more than 40 years. Dr. Rickert is a Professional Member of the Industrial Designers Society of America (designated IDSA).
Ramsey Banjos are individually crafted from the finest wood and finished to perfection. The inlays are immaculate and the engraving is of the highest quality. Mike uses various rim diameters and other options to individualize his banjos, including fancy inlay, carved heel, and hand rubbed wood finishes. His standard models and options available can be viewed on this website.
Earth & Iron Pottery offers decorative and functional pottery with a unique flare
Norm’s Farms is at the forefront of one of the most sustainable and exciting new crops: Elderberry. The Norm’s Farms family believes in the sustainable production of healing foods made with natural, simple ingredients–just like the elderberries Norm’s Farms grows.
Espirit de Camp is artist, Amy Brown Salter’s newest collection of jewelry that reflects her commitment to using post-consumer and repurposed metals, including silver and copper. She integrates her own handmade paper and copper beads she creates using torch fired glass enamels. Each piece is a unique, one of a kind creation.
My Little Art & Gift Shoppe will be showcasing her original paintings in Espirit De Camp Store. Beautiful, original, simple. Art.
I’ve Got a Hammer Creations makes folk art and artful furnishings from reclaimed wood and found materials. Contained in each piece is the artist’s excitement about recycling, historic preservation and the thrill of the hunt for cool relics.
Estimated Dyes creates shirts, tapestries and more in the retro fashion art that never goes out of style!
Eleanor Julia creates Henna – a beautifuland ancient
practice of temporarily staining the skin in decorative patterns. The art form has had manifestations in many cultures- some believe Henna is blessed by the goddess of bliss and brings the wearer joy and happiness. Eleanor also offers sparkling Fairy Hair.
Art of the Puppet RegimeArtists JR Butler and April Weaver, both of Silk Hope, North Carolina work in various media. They will present an array of items in their eclectic and funky style. Items include hand built pottery, folk art painting, ceramic wall hangings, and clocks. The world renowned Puppet Regime artists can be counted on for one of a kind creations for the discriminating and unusual art patron. Long live the Puppet Regime!
Shakori Hills Pizza – homemade pizza, New York Style
Shakori Hills BBQ – slow cooked to perfection with traditional sides
The Coffee Barn – coffee, quick breakfast, pastries, sweet treats & Homeland Creamery Ice Cream