Located just off I-57 in Whittington, IL, this is worth a 30 minute stop if you enjoy hand-crafted items. There are two galleries, one exhibiting items that are for sale, but of greater interest is the large gift shop that is a gallery in itself. There are some nice pieces here--pottery, glassware, intricately hand-painted eggs, hand dyed scarves and hand-made clothing, small wooden boxes, jewelry, a few pieces of wooden furniture and various other items. Though all the items were well made, I can't say there were many stunning pieces. I suppose that's a matter of taste, but I've seen similar items to most of those found here elsewhere. One unique item that caught my eye was an elaborate ship made of copper. The staff is friendly, and if you are looking for a unique souvenir or gift, something other than the usual pens, magnets, mugs and postcards sold in gift shops, it's worth taking a look.
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