Objects crafted by woodworker and dulcimer maker Warren A. May grace his shop on College Square.
It's College Square, though, that hooks me on Berea. I check in to the Boone Tavern Hotel and head straight for the hotel gift shop, which has a good selection of articles made by the students at Berea College. Then I set out to explore other shops nearby.
Appalachian Fireside Gallery is a crafts lover's dream, with quilts, pottery, woodcarvings, and jewelry. Pamela Corley Upstairs Gallery features a collection of original paintings and photography. In Warren A. May, Woodworker, I find customers listening to the shop's namesake playing one of his beautifully crafted dulcimers.
The Log House Craft Gallery sits on a triangle of land near College Square. Upon entering, I sign up for a tour. Watching the students creating the crafts will probably only make it harder to decide what to take home. I really do have to have that sea grass stool though.
This article is from the August 2003 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.