Ms. Thurston has been offering for sale tees, tanks, totes, ball caps, fine prints & poster prints with the “Sneads Ferry Sneakers” Boots!
In 1980 Ms. Thurston bought the Thurston Studio now Thurston Art Gallery on 328 Peru Road, Sneads Ferry, NC. It was first a teaching and working studio for the artist. The local scenes were the attraction to her. The town was known for its shrimping, fishing and farming businesses. The fishermen were wearing boots that were orange and black, then somewhere near 1992 they were attracted to the white fishing boot. Ms. Thurston drew the design and sent the copyright off. Little did she know that the tee shirts were going to sell for years to come.
These products of the Sneads Ferry Sneakers put her art gallery on the map! The Chamber of Commerce of Onslow County sends a scavenger hunt leadership team out once a year to her
gallery to seek out the “Sneads Ferry Sneakers!” Ms. Thurston has been featured in several TV business spotlights, (“Country Rover”, twice and UNC-TV on “Down East Today”, 2005 with her "Sneads Ferry Sneakers" and her beautiful coastal North Carolina scenes. The “Sounds” tabloid of Hampstead, NC featured her “Sneads Ferry Sneakers” on their Summer 2000, Vol. 13 #2 cover.)
“Sneads Ferry Sneakers"
Designed by Sherry Thurston ‘92 ©
Designer of the
"Sneads Ferry Sneakers" 92© Sherry Thurston
Sherry Thurston - artist
328 Peru Road Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Established in 1980