We are the second, third, fourth and fifth generation living and working on The Ritter Farm, about two miles from Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. We are hand crafters: carvers, wood workers, quilters, artists, seamstresses, blacksmiths, wagonmakers, potters, photographers, musicians and storytellers. We are continuing the crafts that have come from this farm for more than 65 years. Our talent comes from necessity as well as ability.
Grandpa (George Dewey Ritter, 1898-1971) was a farmer, blacksmith, coopersmith, wagon maker and furniture maker. His son Jack (1930-2003) continued the line as farmer, blacksmith and wagon maker. Now his grandson-in-law, Del Watsoncontinues the tradition. Del is a master wood worker with more than 40 years experience. Everything from conventional box cabinetry to hand carved moldings and appliques and yes, even wagons. Furniture is his love.