Embracing Craft Heritage ... About Our Handmade Tile Company
Just Northeast of Asheville, NC lies a small community in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The tranquil area known as Yancey county houses nearly 200 working studios and is home to more than 600 artists!
As an initiative of the Yancey County Cultural Resources Commission, an organization known as "Yancey Arts" was created. The mission of Yancey Arts is to educate and incubate craft-oriented businesses and promote artisans and their works.
Yancey Crafted Tile, Inc. was formed as an economic development program to help bring much-needed jobs into rural Yancey county. With each order, the craftsmen and women who work in our studios are able to live out their dream of creating art for a living, while at the same time, are afforded the ability to fund their own artistic expressions in different media; some are potters, some painters.
The success of Yancey Crafted Tile serves as the blueprint for other crafted-oriented businesses using Federal grant incubation monies to promote economic stability in poverty-striken counties. As Yancey Crafted Tile embraces the heritage of craft-making, the crafts-people in our studio are able to use the skills that have not only been taught from generation to generation, but instilled as talents at birth.
that you understand our origins, let us show you how the fruit of our
labor produces beautiful end products.