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Crawford Bay is a small hamlet situated on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake, and is home to a diverse group of artisans (craftspeople), most of which are a few minutes walk from each other. We are located 80 km north of Creston on Hwy 3A, and 5 Km from the Kootenay Lake Ferry terminal at Kootenay Bay.
The Artisans of Crawford Bay are well known, and many people come to visit us each year. You can watch us work at our crafts, ask questions, and understand a little of the work we do.
Follow this link to a video of usClick here. This video features Kootenay Forge, Fireworks Copper and Glass, Moonrakings Clay Art, Barefoot Handweaving, North Woven Broom, Dog Patch Pottery, La Gala Jewelry, and Merv the Woodcarver. 
We are all open every day from May until Labour Day, and some of us are open from April until mid October.  Several of us are open all year and we can all be reached year round through our websites or email. (See Contact Us page).
In addition to the artisans, Crawford Bay (population approx. 400) also has two full service campgrounds, a motel, a B&B, cabins to rent, a pub, a great little cafe, a safe and sandy beach, a championship golf course, and hiking trails nearby.
The following pages will introduce the artisans to you. Drop by if you’re in the area!

Click here to see a new 6 minute video of us at work.

Click here to see a three minute video on the area.

Current open hours for November 2016

Barefoot Handweaving
– Open 10:00 – 4:30 every day
North Woven Broom – Open 10:00 – 4:30 every day
FireWorks Copper & Glass  – Open 11:00 – 4:00 Thursday – Sunday
Kootenay Forge – Open 11:00 – 4:00 Thursday – Sunday
Moonrakings Clay Art – Open 11:00 – 4:00 Thursday – Sunday
Celts and Vikings – http://www.celtsandvikings.com/celts-and-vikings-store-hours-events
Dog Patch Pottery – Open every day, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. (hours may vary, call (250)354-3159 for inquiries)
La Gala Jewelry – Closed for the season
Norse Arts (New) -Open 11:00 – 4:00 Thursday – Sunday