HANDCRAFTED is a true labor of love for Michael Gamble and Danny Burris. Their mission statement is to bring beautiful, functional, affordable, American handcrafts to the public. As Danny and Michael state, "working with these American artists is very rewarding because we know we are enabling the artist to create, which is the most important thing to them. They are also able to create a living for themselves and their families and leave the promotional aspect to us." By promoting American handcrafts, Danny and Michael feel they are doing their part to promote sustainability; the energy stays local.
With a total of 28 years of retail and accounting experience, Danny and Michael feel they have the right balance to have successful businesses. In the past Danny and Michael have owned and sold several other galleries they have created, which are still in existence from North Carolina to Hawaii. HANDCRAFTED is their latest expression in Solana Beach, California in the South Cedros Avenue Design District which focuses exclusively on American handcrafts.