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Carolina Creations is an award-winning, lively craft gallery located in historic and beautiful New Bern, NC. Owners Jan and Michael Francoeur are both artists, Jan a painter and Michael a potter and the gallery reflects their love of color, design and craft.
Around New Bern, painting by Janet Francoeur
With more than 300 artists and craftsmen represented at their gallery, the Francoeurs are always on the lookout for new and interesting craft. They maintain a regular schedule of gallery shows, an ambitious e-commerce site and a great gallery blog. They are also intrepid New Bern cheerleaders, consistently involved in the civic life of their coastal community.
In 2015, Carolina Creations will celebrate its 25th Anniversary!
If you are nearby, stop in to congratulate the Francoeurs on this significant milestone. Otherwise, check in with them at carolinacreations.com.
The Handcrafted Lifestyle
Is "craft" a lifestyle product? Should we consider a marketing plan with a content strategy that equals the quality of our products? Many large brands do this by looking for what their customers are looking for in their products, for instance some say Coke sells "fun." We believe "craft" means an appreciation for design, quality materials, and the ability to stand out in a manufactured world. Pictured above, R Wood pottery from Athens, Georgia has created an excellent lifestyle brand. Send us a photo of your handcrafted lifestyle and we will feature it here.
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