Ten Mile Creek Forge and Gift Shop
Hand-forged Handmade Knives

1691 17th Road, 
Bark River, MI 49807
George Potvin Blacksmith Maureen Potvin, Manager

Phone: 906 466-2276 E-Mail: tenmilecreekgiftshop@wildblue.net

Ten Mile Creek Gift Shop features the hand-forged and handmade knives created by blacksmith George Potvin and collection of artwork created by over 30 juried artists from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

George Potvin has been working with iron since the age of thirteen and creates wonderful items in his blacksmith shop on the property. His hand-forged and completely handmade knives with sheaths are available in the Gift Shop. He creates several patterns of Damascus, utilizing titanium and other high carbon steel made in the United States for blades. George offers custom work, hand-scrimshaw, repairs and sharpening as well as classes in Basic Blacksmith Techniques. George offers a one day class in Basic Blacksmith Techniques. This is a one-on-one class so he will give you his undivided attention. Please call 906-466-2276 or E-Mail for additional information and scheduling your class.

Sandabar Stag, imitation amber with brass hilt and pommel.
Tooled Sheath
Old Marble's blade reclaimed and updated with
stabelized tiger maple. Tooled Sheath
Primitive, Finish Pukko, and Green Tiger Maple Knife.
Example of Geoprge's hand-done Scrimshaw

Cigarette or Business Card Cases
Dave McKnight: Marble Arms Style Miniature Axes
 

The Gift Shop at Ten Mile Creek offers several varieties of knives, unique lighting, fireplace tools, and a wide variety of ironwork that George has created.

TEN MILE CREEK GIFT SHOP
The Ten Mile Creek Gift Shop holds an amazing array of unusual and creative artwork and gifts. Over 30 local juried artists have their work displayed and available to purchase as well as collectibles from around the world.

Our selection of lovely Art Work includes
Raku and Porcelain Pottery
Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor Paintings,
Photography
Stone Lampshades with iron bases
Beveled, Stained, and Blown Glass
Encaustics
Copper items
Wood Carvings
Hand-crafted Soaps, Lotions, and Oils
Tapers, Soy, and Beeswax Candles

Historical Lighting
including colored-glass kerosene lamps and night lights

JEWELRY
Large Collection of Stunning Jewelry
including a selection of Swarovsky Crystals, Fresh Water Pearls, Natural Stone Sets, and Celtic Jewellery.

IRISH AND CELTIC ITEMS
Variety of Irish Gifts including CDs
Solvar and Tara Jewellery
Belleek China, Galway and Waterford Crystal,
Guinness, Mullingar, and Irish Photography


FOOD
Locally made jam & jelly, maple syrup, and honey
Chocolate
Organic Black and Herb teas
Organic Seasonings Extracts and Spices
WATKINS

CARDS and BOOKS
Juried Note Cards
Leanin' Tree, Gallery Graphics, and Lang
Cookbooks and Various Other Books

COLLECTIBLES
Fenton, Carnival Glass. and More



You will find an outstanding array of beautiful art and unusual items.
Please stop by and visit the Gift Shop at Ten Mile Creek Forge.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
10 am to 6 pm EST and by appointment
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted
International Orders Accepted

We are occasionally closed for meetings, appointments, vacation, etc. Please call for certainty, if desired. Contact us for a special appointment if these hours aren't convenient for you.

Ten Mile Creek Forge and Gift Shop is located 7 miles northwest of Bark River, Michigan a pleasant drive through the countryside. Watch for our sign at the blinking light on Highway US-2 & US-41 in the town of Bark River and follow the signs to the Ten Mile Creek Forge and Gift Shop.


Please Click Here for a large map showing our location
Note: The routes are a bit different as there are several ways to get to the Ten Mile Creek Gift Shop.

For additional information Phone: 906 466-2276 or
E-Mail: tenmilecreekgiftshop@wildblue.net
George and Maureen Potvin


 

You will be amazed by this wonderful collection of artwork,
mostly created by residents of the beautiful
Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

GEORGE POTVIN BLACKSMITH
Visitors can sometimes see George at work in his forge! These demonstrations are free of charge. George also appears demonstrating his blacksmith techniques at many events throughout the year, such as the U. P. Steam and Gas Engine Association Village at the Escanaba Fairgrounds and the Fayette State Park. Inquire at the Gift Shop for information.

 

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Photos: Maureen Potvin
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