Though many learn arts and crafts in summer camp, their skills rarely progress beyond putting googly eyes on popsicle sticks and caking counselors’ cars with whipped cream. Pay homage to finely tuned arts-and-crafts skills with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of North Carolinian fine crafts at The Collectors Gallery.
The resourceful staff at The Collectors Gallery, the sister-store of The Mahler, scours the corners of North Carolina for finely wrought jewelry, ceramics, and sculptures crafted by a slew of talented artists. Stock kitchen cabinets with kaleidoscopically glazed, hand-tossed tea bowls ($20 each) or one of Ken Sedberry's petite pitchers, the perfect size for containing cream or syrup ($40). AraLeigh earrings by Leigh Griffin Harris come in numerous styles that include smoky quartz, black pearls, and orange agate ($25), and Tiffany Coley's enamel-heart necklace makes a great forget-me-not for your favorite person or internal organ ($36).