Release Date: October 16,2019

Silver Hammer Design, LLC Officially Opens at The Cotton Exchange

Ribbon-cutting ceremony participants included (L-R front row) Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, County Commissioner Rob Zapple, Owners, Dennis Brewer, Lori Brewer, Blake Brewer and WDI President Ed Wolverton


Wilmington, NC- Silver Hammer Design, LLC recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark their official opening inside the Cotton Exchange.


Silver Hammer Design is located at 312 Nutt Street and the event was attended by friends and family along with Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and New Hanover County Commissioner, Rob Zapple.  Also present, representing Senator Thom Tillis’ office was Adam Caldwell.  Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) officiated the event.


Silver Hammer Design is a retail store featuring custom-made furniture pieces and art made by a husband-and-wife team, Lorrie and Dennis Brewer.  The Brewers moved the company from South Carolina where most of their work was in the Charlotte market, doing up-fittings for restaurants and breweries.


“My husband builds all of our furniture with wood and steel”, said Lorrie.  “We try to use local wood. I create art in a variety of forms: mostly, oil on canvas, but I also do assemblage art, using 3D objects, and encaustic art, using hot wax mixed with paint.”

Exposed brick walls and high ceilings on the lower level of the Cotton Exchange provide just the right backdrop for the eclectic mix of urban housewares and industrial furnishings.  The shop is on the street level of the Cotton Exchange, facing the Hotel Ballast along Water Street.


“WDI is happy to officially welcome Lorrie and Dennis to Downtown,” said President Ed Wolverton.  “They bring tremendous passion and artistic talent and are great additions to our family of merchants,” he said. 


Store hours at 312 Nutt Street are Monday-Saturday; 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the store participates in Fourth Friday Gallery Nights each month from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  They can be reached at 704.506.6238, and more information is available online: Facebook @silverhammerllc and Instagram @silverhammerdesign