An Island of Many Faces
Among the residents on Daufuskie Island, you will find talented
artists, entrepreneurs, woodworkers, wine-makers, chefs, historians,
farmers, sculptors, potters, community organizers, musicians,
and more. There’s a reason they live here. Be ready to
fall in love with the most memorable island you may ever visit.
The Iron Fish is not just a coastal decor gift shop, it is the coastal art gallery of artist & sculptor CHASE ALLEN who is well-known for his vintage finished fish art sculptures, mermaid art sculptures, stingray art sculptures, blue crab art sculptures and last but not least, his “Maine” lobster art sculptures. His handcrafted sculptures have been featured on television and in many national magazines.
The Daufuskie Island Rum Company, located on 12 acres off of Haig Point Road, is famous for distilling the sea island’s most authentic, 100% American, handcrafted rum. Each bottle of TONY CHASE’s Daufuskie Island Rum is distilled, bottled, labeled, and packed by hand on Daufuskie. The facility is open to the public from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 to 4. Be sure to check out our gear as well.
MIKE and JOANNE LOFTUS operate their business out of their beautifully designed post and beam barn, which can also be rented for private events. Beautiful wooden kayaks, surfboards, canoes, and paddleboards are made in the wood-working shop. In the quaint wine shop, where many wines and craft beers are curated, you will enjoy organic, low-production wines from boutique vineyards worldwide.
Owners LANCY and EMILY BURN have roots that run deep on the island. While Papy, Lancy’s grandfather, was the Bloody Point lighthouse keeper, he spent his time collecting ancient pottery and other island artifacts. These inspired Lancy to make pottery. Each of his pieces is signed and many pieces have become treasured collectors’ items. To this day, Lancy shares Papy’s impressive collection along with fascinating stories about Daufuskie’s history.
When Jan Crosby started experimenting with home-made soaps, she had no idea that she would eventually become the number one provider of bath and body products for Daufuskie Island. With an impressive variety of scents and products, “Daufuskie Peach” pleases the taste and style of anyone who comes through her door. Her soaps are made and sold in-house, which invites customers directly to her back porch.
At first, Daufuskie Peach was based around 8-10 soap scents. “I then realized that I really needed products that compliment the soap,” she explains. She thought about what she, as a customer, would hope to find at a bath and body store. Jan knew right away that pump lotion was to be added to her list, and over time richer products such as body butters and scrubs entered the mix. Lotion sticks were later added for convenience sake. “I carry one with me always, in my purse,” Jan says, “It’s just so handy.” Her newest addition is a bath bomb, which hit the market last month.
In addition to soaps, Daufuskie Peach offers lotion bars, pump lotion, body butter, and scrubs. Even though Jan creates a number of additional bath and body products, the original is number one. “Soap is still my favorite.”
Daufuskie Peach products make a great gift!
Jan draws inspiration from the island for her scents, and she is lucky enough to call Daufuskie her home. Check out Jan’s online store at www.daufuskiepeach.com!
GLASS ART & JEWELRY
Daufuskie Island Glass House is an Artisan Glass Studio – Jewelry, stained and fused glass gifts and more made onsite in studio. Follow the signs and you can’t miss it.
The glass art is beautiful! The shop is unique and very quaint!
HAND-WOVEN SCARVES & SHAWLS
You have to see these handwoven beauties, woven on Sara’s loom here on the island. To see what she has been up to in the way of gorgeous hand-woven scarves and shawls: Call for an appointment. Sara Deitch, 94 Fuskie Lane, 341-5705.