ARTS NORTH - Joanne Fitzgerald & Linda Doyon
Open - June, September & October, 9-6 daily July & August, 9-7 daily
Joanne and Linda produce high-fired stoneware pottery in themes inspired by northern Cape Breton’s pristine environment: moose, whales, shorebirds and flowers. Joanne and Linda’s work and that of more than 20 other juried Cape Breton artists are retailed at Arts North, the Cape Breton-only gallery in Cape North, designed by Joanne and Linda. 100% Cape Breton arts and crafts. GETTING THERE: ON THE CABOT TRAIL, 4 KM SOUTH WEST OF THE VILLAGE OF
Linda has been creating beautiful, functional pottery for almost 30 years. A wide range awaits you; mugs, bowls, teapots, serving platters and more. Come watch as Linda creates magic on the potter’s wheel and take home a piece of magic with you. Dinnerware orders accepted, ask for details! Also available at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design. GETTING THERE: 1 KM EAST OF EXIT 10 ON HWY 105, TAKE (REAR) BIG HILL ROAD NORTH FOR 3 KM. FOLLOW THE SIGNS!
Open June to October, Tuesday to Saturday 10-5 Or by chance or appointment
Glass Artisans Studio and Gallery is located on the Cabot Trail on beautiful Cape Breton Island. The gallery and studio is owned by Wendy Smith, a stained glass artist whose work is featured in the gallery along with many others.
We invite glass artists from all over to come and rent the Flameworking Studio, Casting & Cold Working Studio and Glass Blowing Studio for one or two weeks during the summer and fall. While they create new work at Glass Artisans Studio & Gallery visitors can watch the artists work their magic with glass.
Glass Demo’s are daily June – October in one or all of the studios.
We also offer one hour Flameworking and Glass Blowing classes when our instructors are available. Just send us an email for more information about classes and for booking details.
Gallery is open 7 days a week with the following hours:
May & June – 9 am – 6 pm
July & August – 8 am – 7 pm
September & October – 9 am – 6 pm
November – April – call ahead and we would be pleased to open for you.
Shannon & Ryan Costelo
Open - May, June, September & October, 10-5 daily July & August, 9-7 daily
We take pride in handcrafting natural and luxurious soaps and lotions. Our secret ingredient? Fresh goat milk from the well-loved goats on our farm. Visit our shop to feel the goodness of goat firsthand. Our friendly goats love visitors, so be sure to stop by for a farm experience the whole family will enjoy! Also available at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design. GETTING THERE: ON THE CABOT TRAIL IN INGONISH. (WATCH FOR GOATS!)
Colaisde na Gàidhlig, the Gaelic College, carries unique, handcrafted treasures made just for you. Our kiltmaker specializes in custom, hand-sewn kilts and clothing in your choice of tartan, including ties, scarves, skirts and more. Professional-level weavers create one-of-a-kind pieces by beautifully blending colours and fibres to produce wearable items including shrugs, shawls and scarves. GETTING THERE: TAKE EXIT 11 OFF TRANS CANADA HWY 105. WE ARE 1 KM NORTH ON THE CABOT TRAIL.
9am–5pm (extended hours in summer); O/S by appointment.
Mamie’s Schoolhouse features fibre arts workshops using sustainable materials and processes. Founded by ecological fibre artist Mel Sweetnam, workshops include making dyes from plants, resist and other surface design techniques using plant dyes, hand-stitched bookbinding, and others. Schedule and locations vary, see website for details. Mel’s work is available online, at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, Victoria County Creates and the Gaelic College Craft Shop.
Piper Pewter Inc.
Distinctive lead-free pewter jewellery, candleholders, Christmas ornaments, letter openers, clan crests and more. Celtic, Scottish and contemporary designs all handcrafted on-site.
Open from June 1st to Mid Oct ( or By appointment)
Hours of Operation:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily
This welcoming space along Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail is a place to gather and enjoy everything from your morning cup of coffee and a healthy breakfast to an afternoon glass of wine and charcuterie, alongside an amazing selection of locally made art and craft. Be sure to check out our jewellery making workshops and unique selection of fine jewellery made on-site! GETTING THERE: LOCATED IN NORTH BAY INGONISH, NEXT TO GROOVY GOAT FARM & SOAP COMPANY
Open - May to October, 7:30-6 daily
Tapestries and brocades are in abundance at Sew Inclined. Whether you are looking for jackets, vests, dresses, purses or hats, Sew Inclined will have something for you. Our contemporary and historical designs are for men, women and children. Medieval or modern or anything in between, we can outfit you in the historical costume of your choice. Adaptations of historic costumes are made for today's lifestyle, comfortable yet fashionable. Let Sew Inclined design something for you or bring your ideas in and we'll make them a reality.
You will find Barbara's designs and work by other featured local craftspeople when you visit Sew Inclined at the studio and shop in Wreck Cove on the breathtaking Cabot Trail.
Months of Operation - May 1 to October 30
Hours of Operation - 9 am. - 5 pm. Daily
Victoria County Creates is a place where local artists and craftspeople of all kinds can sell, work and teach others about their creative and technical processes. Find us in the charming waterfront town of Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.Victoria County Creates is open year round and houses the work of over 70 artists. A wide range of items big and small, both functional and purely artistic. A world of wonder for someone looking for the perfect gift, especially during the holidays.