What we make
“That’s the thing with handmade items. They still have the person’s mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone.”
Handmade items connect you to both the craftsman and their life experiences. We make custom art, accessories, and furniture, and preform home renovations. We hope to continue the namesake of New England craftsmanship with all of our work either through our standard products, custom orders or home renovations.
Why we make
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
We have lived in many places and done a lot of different jobs. There is something about being creative, working with people, and working with our hands that our 9 to 5 jobs just don’t provide. We make things to share our life experience’s in a unique way with a broad audience. We want to share our values of environmental awareness, personal care and well-being, and adventure with the world. We do this through our artwork, jewelry, and custom creations.
Maps highlight our footprint on the natural world, and I hope the artwork that I create will inspire a respect for the delicate balance between the built and natural environment.
The items in the place you live tell the story of you. We make custom pieces for the home that expand upon that story.
We make unique items for unique people. This includes custom jewelry, beauty accessories, and clothing accessories. All items are designed and crafted by us.
Portsmouth NH Map
New England Pine Slab High Top
Lotus Earrings – NH Earrings – I Love NH Pins from Find Your Core
Who we are
Claudia was born in Bogota Colombia and moved to Manchester New Hampshire at a very young age with her Mother, Father, and Sister. Claudia went to Manchester Central High school and then on to the University of Vermont in Burlington. Claudia has traveled the world and completed a graduate program in education in Spain. Claudia brings her world experience and designers eye to the team. Her passion is health and wellness and education all of which are a great paring with the unique offerings of Coastal NH Trades.
When Brady was born at home in Ellsworth New Hampshire they rung the bells at St. John of the Mountains Chapel, bells that hadn’t rung for a birth in nearly 50 years . Brady grew up in Ellsworth, went to Plymouth Regional High school and graduated from Plymouth State University with a B.S in Environmental Planning. He completed a graduate program in City and Regional Planning at The Ohio State University. Brady uses his expertise graphics, GIS, and design paired with his experience wood working to create the artwork and home items offered.
Phil is a three year old helper who presses buttons on the computer or laser that need pressing.
Odie is a Maltese Terrier who guards the workshop from all forms of squirrel related issues.
“It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, ‘What are we busy about?” Henry David Thoreau