DIRT ROAD WARES
small-batch and hand-made off a dirt road in the Southern Appalachians
My name is Katie Cahn and this is my family's shop.
The name Dirt Road Wares comes from the places we feel most at home. I grew up in a cabin in the woods with a long dirt road that made me feel like I couldn't be found. I like it that way. Whenever I've needed to seek out a new home, being on a dirt road was a must.
bones, stones, feathers, petals, wings and living things
just a few of the elements that inspire me and inform my design process
"I just wanted to let you know how happy you have made me. As a Trans woman it is very difficult to find pretty things that fit well and look good on me. This is the first item that has truly made me feel pretty."
"When I held the earrings up, I could almost hear the sound of the river, feel the cool snowmelt cascading around my ankles."
"This girl. Seriously. Katie's work is always imbued with a special kind of magic. That's why I wear Dirt Road Wares daily. Thank you, Katie!"
"Her work is always crafted with lots of soul. She's a woman of the wild and wearing her pieces is like carrying a little piece of wilderness with you."
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