What is it?
A unique gift shop in Newcastle city centre, The Glamorous Owl is the perfect place to start if you’re in the market for a present – although be warned – there’s always a decent chance you’re going to want to buy yourself something while you’re there. And since it showcases the the work of more than 80 artists, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Why is it smashing?
Founded by North East silversmith, Claire Chapman, the shop was established in celebration of the the region’s creative talent. The work of local painters, photographers, glass artists, jewellery makers, ceramicists and textile artists is all available to admire and buy. Visitors can also see Claire at work as she has incorporated an open workshop into proceedings. She might even sort you out with a cuppa while you’re browsing, if you ask nicely.
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Address: The Glamorous Owl, 2 Old George Yard, Newcastle, NE1 1EZ