Created By: Downtown Ithaca Alliance
Started in 1976 by 12 local craftspeople. Working together, they could afford the cost and time of opening a retail shop to sell their work. Handwork now has over 40 member artisans doing a range of work that includes pottery, woodworking, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, leather, and paper.
Utilizing a traditional co-op model, Handwork is staffed solely by its members, who also meet monthly to share information, make decisions, and jury new applicants.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Co-Op Tour of Downtown Ithaca