Etsy is a wonderful online marketplace for finding handmade and vintage items. With all things handmade being a popular trend, we wanted to point you toward some of our favorites. Our criteria? These artisans all have great reviews and offer products of incredible style and quality. They’re also all based in the USA and do not outsource, meaning they are the actual artisans, not just sellers.
Pottery includes objects made from clay that are heated at a high temperature so they become hard, strong, and durable.
Heather Knight of Element Clay Studio is based in Savannah, Georgia, and makes beautiful, nature-inspired ceramics. She works primarily with porcelain, and her ceramic vessels are both functional and decorative.
Fringe and Fettle Ceramics is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The pottery created by Joanna Buyert is largely food-focused and functional, and comes in a beautiful range of neutral and pastel colors.
Marjorie Zambrano in Palm Beach, Florida, is the potter behind Marjoriez Studio. She almost exclusively makes vessels for ikebana, the uniquely Japanese art of flower arranging. Her pieces are works of art that serve as a foundation for your own beautiful arrangements.
The process of hand blowing glass is labor-intensive, requires great skill, and is expensive, which is why handmade glass objects can be so pricey — but the unique beauty and impressive craftsmanship is so worth it!
Matthew Cummings and David Wiss of the hilariously-named The Pretentious Beer & Glass Company, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, produce hand-blown glassware for beer, wine, whiskey, and cocktails. Whether buying for a gift or for your own use when entertaining, these glasses are the perfect blend of form and function.
Husband-and-wife team Dean Benson and Demi Theofanou of Avolie Glass are based in San Francisco, California. They produce hand-blown glass art and sculptures in a beautiful range of colors. From simple tumblers to elegant hanging vases to jewelry dishes, they offer a lovely variety for the modern home.
These Etsy artisans are producing woodworks that combine modern style with traditional skills for beautiful pieces to be used or displayed all over the home.
Grain & Grit’s Hunter Volz creates handmade functional items from wood in Atlantic City, New Jersey. These mostly include different shelving styles, and we especially love his triangle shelves – perfect for those who love geometric patterns!
Robert Carry of Artisan Born Creations produces work in Pineville, Missouri. The cutting boards and live edge tables are simply gorgeous, and because of the simplicity of their design and the high quality, they suit a wide range of interior decor styles.
For stunning wooden bowls, check out the work of Holland Bowl Mill, based in Holland, Michigan. This family-run business has several artisans, all of whom produce outstanding work.
Hand-forged metal is an expensive but strong material, and is often reserved for making supportive hardware for shelves and tables.
Seth and Allisa of Cascade Iron Co, based in Salem, Oregon, forge metal shelf brackets and steel hardware by hand. They offer their products in several different metals, and the style is clean and minimal, fitting perfectly with a modern aesthetic.
For the more rustic home, Adirondack Blacksmith‘s Barry Morris produces hand-forged shelf brackets in Thurman, New York. This quality craftsmanship is available to homeowners at reasonable prices.
While you may not often think of concrete when decorating your home, it is a strong and inexpensive material that is easy to design and mold. Concrete is a wonderful material for affordable, attractive, and functional home goods.
Julie Bancroft of Opus Artisan Concrete is located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We love the wide range of designs, and we especially love her teals and peaches! One thing’s for sure: This ain’t your grandpa’s concrete.
Johana and Bruno of JB OakBarrel create lovely concrete planters in Orlando, Florida. Check out their shop if you love minimalist design and geometric shapes!
Fiber Arts is a broad category, and we’ve selected just a few of our favorites, including macramé, quilts, and kitchen linens.
Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Candice Luter creates gorgeous and modern macramé wall hangings and sells them through her Etsy store, Candice Luter Art + Home. Pick up one of her pieces to add a boho-chic flair to your space.
For handmade macramé plant hangers, look to Gina Maniaci of Larks & Leo, based in Winter Garden, Florida. Many of her pieces use minimal black and white coloring, but she also makes use of pastels and deep hues.
For silk-screened kitchen linens (and t-shirts and pillows), check out Casey Everett’s Hearth and Harrow Etsy shop, based in Rockport, Maine. As a bonus, Casey only uses organic textiles to make these fun designs.
Barbara Perrino of BPerrino Handmade produces gorgeous geometric quilts in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. From baby throws to king-sized blankets, these very stylish quilts would make a wonderful addition now and a family heirloom later on.
The number of sellers, crafters, artists, and artisans on Etsy is staggering, with new ones joining every day. Sorting through it all can be overwhelming, so we hope you find this pared down list helpful when seeking out top-notch artisans and crafters making goods for the home. Want more design and décor inspiration? Visit HomLuv.com, or follow us on social media!
For the last 16 years, Rachel Kinbar has been a writer of articles, blog posts, white papers, essays, infographics, web copy, sales copy, scripts, poetry, lyrics, and more. She has keen research skills that she applies to a wide variety of topics, and she especially loves topics related to design, history, and sustainable living.