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Handmade in Mystic, CT

Mystic Knotwork Retail Store

With such a rich history of art in Mystic, there’s no surprise to find first-class craftsmanship around town today. Here are some businesses hand-making their goods or places to find unique, handmade items right here in Mystic. This post will be updated as we make handmade discoveries in Mystic. If you know of a business or store that we’ve overlooked please let us know!

Mystic Knotwork

Mystic Knotwork Retail Store

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Mystic Knotwork hand-makes nautical knots of all types. Their award-winning line (just ask Martha Stewart) includes sailor bracelets, door mats, wedding decorations, dog toys and much more in their Mystic workshop, adjacent to Mystic River Park, and online store.

25 Cottrell Street
Mystic, CT 06355


MW Coastal Goods

photo courtesy MW Coastal Goods

MW Coastal Goods handcrafts buoy and fishing lure bottle openers, shavers, bar and home accessories and more in Mystic. You’ll find them in retail locations, online shops, and can order directly from their website. They also do custom designs. Keep an eye out for their brick and mortar store coming soon!


Upton Bass String Instrument Co.

photo courtesy Upton Bass

Upton Bass is one of America’s only double bass manufacturers. The workshop (open to public) is located in a big red barn on an historic mill site in Old Mystic. Everything (but the metal parts) is handmade here.

159 Packer Road
Mystic, CT 06355


Burly Stone

Burly Stone Soap

photo courtesy Burly Stone taken in Engine Room

Burly Stone hand-makes high-end grooming products including soap crafted to look like blocks of stone (and it does!), beard elixirs, and hand balms “with guys in mind” right here in Mystic, CT. Visit their website to browse their full line.


Studio Jeffrey P’an (Prescient Studios)

photo courtesy Jeffrey P’an

Jeffrey P’an’s studio produces one-of-a-kind sculptural work with glass. Jeffrey has a piece in a fish tank at Mystic Aquarium. View glassmaking in action and browse the showroom at their public studio in Mystic.

25 Roosevelt Ave.
Mystic, CT 06355


Salt Shop + Press

Salt Mystic

photo by Maggie Conley Photography

Salt is such a great store with many handmade finds. Browse handcrafted candles, stationery, jewelry, soaps, original paintings, apothecary items, pottery, and home decor at this gem of a shop with water view in downtown Mystic.

18 Holmes St
Mystic, CT 06355


Pottery Shed / Mystic Clay Art

Mystic Clay Art

Joanna and Les craft beautiful decorative stonewear using various methods to achieve unique results. You can find their one-of-a-kind work at Puffins, Courtyard Gallery, on occasion at Mystic Museum of Art, and they exhibit at Mystic Outdoor Art Festival.

Keeping visitors and locals up to date with what's happening in and around 06355!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. looking for an art gallery on Main st. Owners name is Peter from Galway. The Gallery featured an artist on Friday evening who did several paintings(mixed Media) One of an angel was priced at $20,000 Another was a Mermaid with a Sardine can at its base. Trying to locate the gallery and the artist who is from Boulder, Co Any help on this one??

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