Village Craftsmen’s inventory typically includes a collection of Ships-in-Bottles crafted by Jim Goodwin of Charlotte, NC. Jim’s works are one of a kind, and our inventory (including prices, based on size & complexity of models) changes regularly. Prices generally range from $75 to $550. All ship models are reproductions of actual sailing ships (square-riggers, schooners, and others) and/or motor vessels, most with an historical connection to Ocracoke Island. Please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) telling us what you might be interested in. We are happy to send you photos of individual items (along with prices) that we currently have in stock.
Jim Goodwin has been a geologist and an educator, but now devotes his time to preserving this maritime art form and giving demonstrations at museums and maritime festivals. Since his debut here at Village Craftsmen Jim has been recognized both state-wide and nationally for his work. He spends many meticulous hours hand-crafting these items in a bottle. He also makes Lighthouses in a Bottle. Jim’s Ships-in-Bottles are featured in “The Lovely Bones” a film based on the Best Selling novel by Alice Sebold.