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“It's easy being green.... at the Old Town Glassworks”

Old Town Glassworks
Ranked #1 of 11 Shopping in Yellowknife
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Owner description: -Est.1994- Old Town Glassworks is a workers cooperative that has been creating beautiful recycled glassware on the shores of Great Slave Lake for over 20 years. Open Daily, Year Round. Giftshop brimming with our famous northern glasses, mugs, lamps, magnets, soap pumps & other locally made art and handicrafts. Robbie Craig Prints, Scarves, mugs and glasses. Tuckamoor Wildcrafts Felted Bookmarks, ptarmigans and Owls. Feel Good handcrafted soap, lip balm and lotion bars. Local Dene seal, beaver and wolf ornaments. Frozen Flames earrings, rings, and pendants. Shannon Moore Clean Candles and Jewellry. Valerie Desjardins Custom Northern Artwork, Bottle neck rings and Earrings. Two Hour Glass Engraving Workshops. Ages 3 & up Great for Birthdays, Tourists, Team building , conferences, Friends, First Dates, and Families. Discounts for Students, Groups, and Returning Clients. Groups of 2-8, Everyday. Book your spots Online. Custom Engraving. Logos, Awards, & Gifts.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Yellowknife, Canada
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“It's easy being green.... at the Old Town Glassworks”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

...with the Old Town Glassworks of Yellowknife... In a city famous around the world for folks recycling everything from its dump... Old Town Glassworks does one better by keeping glass right out of the dump and creating all their stuff in the workshop behind the store.
This worker's run co-op will teach you how to make practical objects out of class bottles and how to etch your own designs on them for you.... or their many artisans will create a unique glass product designed just for you or your company ... with your logo on it you want... or you can just purchase one of their many creations, each individually hand crafted...
Of course you can just drop by for a visit to their gallery and workshop to see what they're up to... no purchase necessary... but it will be hard not to buy something to take home... or as a gift for someone... no pressure to buy from the staff...
A visit to Old Town Glassworks is something you really should do while you're in Yellowknife... and see a modern rendition of the city's recycling tradition...
If you're an artist yourself... you'll just love chatting with them about what they do... and might even get an inspiration or two for your own creations...
If you happen to be in town during our famous music festival, Folk on the Rocks, look for them on the performance site... they almost always have a booth there too.

Visited December 2011
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