Made in Atlanta: Find local, handmade goods from these 70+ indie makers

For the home

Made in Atlanta: Kendrick Anderson
Photograph by Andrea Fremiotti

Kendrick Anderson

This furniture craftsman also helms a 7,500-square-foot collective of creatives (Hancock Surface Studio, artist Katie Ridley Murphy, and more) in Castleberry Hill, where his workshop churns out commissions for the likes of chef Hugh Acheson, Staplehouse, and MailChimp. We’re partial to his original pieces, like a quartersawn walnut-and-maple bed with traditional kumiko inlay. “I want to make beautiful, lasting furniture that is both timeless and unique. Today, everything is ‘handcrafted’ from fast food to ripped jeans, leaving consumers knowing the price of something but not the actual value. I believe my work is a direct reflection of myself. Not only can I show clients how their piece is made, but also defend why it is made a certain way and what materials are used along the way. The work should speak for itself.” Pricing upon request,

Made in Atlanta: Benzur
Photograph courtesy of Bill Benzur

Benzur Wood Turnings

For three generations, the Marietta-based Moulthrop family has been turning wood bowls that grace museums and Atlanta coffee tables. But if you can’t afford their four- and five-figure price tags, check out the work of master woodturner Bill Benzur, a pulp and paper industry veteran whose high-polish bowls are made from native species of felled trees aged in his very own “spalting garden.” Pricing upon request (but in three figures),

The Jack Collection

There’s a certain poise to the packaging of Paul “Jack” Bruschi’s top-tier line of signature soy candles, which makes a lot of sense once you realize the entrepreneur was once a professional ballet dancer. Made in his Midtown studio using natural oils, scents like Zesty, Sultry, and Lush burn for 50 hours or more. $32 each,

House of Habit

A decade after she first launched her haute couture–inspired line of furniture legs, interior designer Wendy Blount often gets custom requests. Made of materials like leather, glass, metal, stone, and Swarovski crystals from the same sources as fashion houses Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Prada, they’re essentially stilettos for upholstery. Pricing upon request,


Fair-trade, sustainable, and made from high-quality, nontoxic natural fibers, Blabla’s handmade toys are as coveted by grownups as they are beloved by kids. The Atlanta-based brand has been working with the same Peruvian artisans for more than seven years, many of whom owners Susan Pritchett and Florence Wetterwald met during their first trips to the country. After stumbling across villages full of expert knitters, the cofounders were moved by the quality of their work and the marked softness of the cotton. Available at their flagship store in Virginia-Highland, Seed Factory, and online. From $49,

Made in Atlanta: Hi Lo Press
Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore

Hi-Lo Press

When Beep Beep Gallery shuttered in 2015, artist Dianna Settles and her husband, Witt Wisebram, established their hip Midtown printmaking studio, which does triple duty as a workshop, gallery for emerging artists, and retail spot. They have both a letterpress and a lithography press and regularly collaborate with nine different artists, creating everything from business cards and invitations to CD sleeves. From $5,


While it seems everyone is experimenting with resin and wood, German-born master craftsman Alex Baumann and his wife, Jenny, have perfected the art. Bonding 14 shades of resin to local hardwood species, they create custom, live-edge tables, backlit light fixtures, and anything-but-boring barn doors. Pricing upon request,

Made in Atlanta: Clover And Birch
Photograph by Joanna Penny Photography

Clover & Birch

Each of local mom Taylor Melton’s modern, ecofriendly toys is made from untreated wood sanded to a smooth finish. The puzzles, balance boards, and “busy bags” are Montessori approved; the activity gyms are lovely enough to have on display at all times; and everything—from teethers to rattles—ships in compostable packaging. $8–$150,

Matthew Quinn Collection

Matthew Quinn has designed elaborate kitchens for the likes of Madonna. But you don’t have to be a Material Girl to afford a touch of his artistry. For the past decade, his luxurious ADAC boutique has offered cabinet and door hardware—from sleek acrylic-and-brass bars to whimsical skulls and honeycombs—to those seeking his signature style in smaller doses. Pricing upon request,

Brittaney Owen Fiber Arts

This new-to-the-scene talent weaves colorful, texture-rich wall hangings. What’s unique is that they’re wool-free and vegan, woven from natural cotton, and mounted on lightweight driftwood remnants. $42–$140,

Lacefield Designs

For more than two decades, Beth Lacefield has been a pioneer in the local fabric and soft goods industry. But she continues to collaborate with new-guard creatives like decidedly contemporary, Greenville, South Carolina–based abstractionist Dorothy Shain or Atlanta’s uber-popular Sally King Benedict. $105–$350,

Made in Atlanta: Honeycomb Studio
Photograph by Whitney Ott

Honeycomb Studio

A bird in the hand is worth all the attention, it seems, for perennial favorite Courtney Hamill, who often uses a dove motif. Her homegrown line of porcelain ceramics is beloved for its organic shapes and beguiling glazes (think metallic black, textured white, and 22K gold accents), which she applies to dinnerware sets, table lamps, vases, bottles, and objets d’art. $16–$365,

Paper Raven Co.

SCAD grad Erin McManness began with a line of greeting cards in 2014 but graduated to gift wrap, notebooks, and home goods through partnerships with Minted, Casetify, Chasing Paper, and Spoonflower. She still sketches every illustration by hand, prints on 100 percent recycled content, and donates a portion of her proceeds to environmental charities. New this year is a debut book, Art Starts With a Line, that shares her drawing tips. $4–$45,

Jennifer Bates

Whether hand-shaped or wheel-thrown, Bates Pottery’s organic forms embrace the best virtues of stoneware and porcelain—think petite bottles with curvy silhouettes, lidded jars for sugar or rice, and shallow bowls with hand-dipped dots, 24K gold, or floral sketches. We love the less-common colored glazes (grass green, pumpkin, indigo, mustard, and vermilion). $22–$98,

Made in Atlanta: Clay McLaurin
Photograph by Lacey Sombar

Clay McLaurin Studio

Longtime textile designer Clay McLaurin continues to churn out to-the-trade hits—like a Palmetto wallpaper that recently made a splash at The Bahamas’s famed Lyford Cay (available locally through Ainsworth-Noah at ADAC). Retail customers can enjoy fabrics from his six signature collections, thanks to his turnkey line of down-filled pillows printed on 100 percent Belgian linen. $249 each,

Stacy Milburn Studio

Parsons alumna Stacy Milburn brushes mirrors in tones of silver, copper, black, white, and essentially any color a client can pull from a paint deck to create reflective, abstract impressionist artworks. This degree of customization makes her pieces popular with folks looking to coordinate with home furnishings. Pricing upon request,


Following 13 years as a principal architectural designer at Neely Design Associates, Christian Reed understands precisely what architects want from custom furniture. His Grant Park workshop produces extraordinary pieces with exotic woods, superior techniques (such as mortise-and-tenon joinery and Japanese Shou Sugi Ban), and remarkable details (brass inlays, book-matched veneers, novelty drawers, and more). Pricing by commission,

Made in Atlanta: Rose Grown
Photograph by Sonia Rose McCall

Rose Grown

Sonia Rose McCall earned an industrial-design degree from Georgia Tech before turning her hobby into a livelihood. Her Dreamscape plant pots in of-the-moment marbleized swirls may be ethereal, but she can’t seem to keep Goddessware—a collection of speckled ceramics featuring affectionate tributes to the female form—in stock. $30–$90,

Steve McKenzie’s

Steve McKenzie is many things: artist, entrepreneur, designer, online retailer, publicist. But he’s also skilled at applying his original motifs—loops, stripes, mini roses, brushstrokes, checks—to textiles and a huge variety of homewares that incorporate them, like ice buckets, pillows, journals, valet trays, even signature rugs for Verde Home. $5–$199,

Erüka Art & Design

Aquatic-themed creations by Erika Fajardo are basically plush toy–pillow hybrids. Made of materials like fleece, cotton drill, and faux fur, they’re modeled after manatees, sea turtles, starfish, emperor penguins, and more and offer cuddly accents for kids’ decor. Free shipping in metro Atlanta. $28–$185,

Reclaimed by Demant

If you’re fan of the classic Marais A cafe chair (created by French designer Xavier Pauchard at the conclusion of WWII), be delighted by Danish-born metal fabricator Chris Demant’s own version, created from 18-gauge carbon steel in powder-coated “pasta white” and complete with a unique cross-shaped seat. pricing upon request,

Made in Atlanta: Indie Skye
Photograph courtesy of Indie Skye

Indie Skye

This third-generation family brand may be best known for its fanciful flower crowns and boho frocks (remember Rollick in Virginia-Highland?), but we’re smitten with the faux trophy mounts in dreamy colors, chair slipcovers made from exotic mud cloths, whimsical headboards constructed from cedar shake shingles, and parquet-patterned wall art in verdigris green. $65–$1,800,

Winsome Hollow

Actress, poet, and antique aficionada Katy Walker turns textiles such as felted wool and natural linen into intricately stitched and shaped succulents and cacti, a craft she originated in Brooklyn. She describes her creations as “soft sculpture” and plants them in antique enamelware, reclaimed pots, and vintage silver bowls (which she sells separately on Instagram through @hale.moor). $32–$105,


Kate Cotter-Reilly earned a degree in glassblowing and photography at New York’s Alfred University School of Art and Design, later refining her craft at the acclaimed Unzen Spa House in Nagasaki, Japan. Now she teaches at Janke Glass Studio in Old Fourth Ward. Her hand-blown lo-balls and tumblers, often in soft shades of lavender, amber, blush, and jade, have a whisper-light look. $15 each,

Brick + Mortar

This West Midtown shop may showcase expertly curated vintage furniture, rugs, and curiosities, but owner David Kowalski’s handsomely packaged line of candles captures the very essence of the lifestyle he seeks to convey, with amber-glass containers and 11 scents such as Library, Campfire, and Forest. $28 each,

Made in Atlanta: Grey Furniture
Photograph by Amanda Sloan Photography

Grey Furniture

Sarah Atkinson’s core lighting collection always leaves an impression, thanks to signature fixtures like Jet, a Sputnik-inspired chandelier with globes of solid brass or blown glass. But the furniture designer loves custom orders and collaborations, happily playing with materials ranging from cowhide and concrete to plasma-cut metals. Pricing upon request,

Charlotte Smith Studios

Hand-glazed (often with a matte and gloss mix) or painted with line illustrations, Charlotte Smith’s porcelain plates, cups, bowls, and vases reveal a quiet, almost Japanese influence, which tends to garner her ample requests for collaboration. Case in point? Custom-commissioned pendants created in collaboration with designer Smith Hanes for Ford Fry’s latest location of Superica. $28–$250,

Feast & Fern

Food stylist Katelyn Hardwick’s ceramics were born from her desire to plate delicious recipes even more beautifully. Made from several colors of clay with reactive glazes, marbling, custom washes, faux bois effects, and pressed-lace imprints, her platters, cheese boards, bowls, and more are a harmonious marriage of rustic and refined. $5–$72,

Made in Atlanta: Skylar Morgan
Photograph by Andrew Thomas Lee

Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design

In the 16 years since his furniture business’s founding, former millworker Skylar Morgan’s brand of warm minimalism has proved wildly popular. In September, he moved to a 44,000-square-foot, appointment-only studio, factory, office, and gallery in West Midtown that’s perfect for perusing his readymade pieces—like the Hillock armoire or Arc stool. Pricing upon request,

Metal Matrix

Lance Carter fabricated racecars for 30 years before adapting computerized plasma technology to a steampunk-inspired line of lighting and sculpture. Standouts include a tarnished-brass table lamp in the likeness of a diving helmet, Victorian-style hanging sconces with masculine details, and a bell-shaped pendant reminiscent of a riveted bomber jet. $8–$295,

Rough South Home

Clarke Titus may be known for his ruggedly handsome home furnishings, from slat-back chairs to trestle-base benches, but his recently debuted RSH bowls are our favorite for corralling keys or collecting fruit. His craftsmanship is eclipsed only by the wood—some of it ebonized, some of it oxidized, some of it spalted, all of it exquisite. $35–$249,

Studio B5b Collection

A longtime advocate of feng shui and the crystal healing arts, plus a regular at the mammoth annual Tucson Gem & Mineral show, interior designer Tish Mills-Kirk’s line of natural gemstone lamps—made from white quartz, amethyst, selenite, and more—looks just as luminous with the lights on or off. pricing upon request,