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Practical Art

Map & Directions 5070 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
  • Sun, Sat 11am-5pm, Mon-Fri 11am-7pm


Phoenix New Times' Description

If you need locally handcrafted glasses, knives, and cookware, head over to Practical Art in northern Phoenix. There you can find steak and chefs' knives crafted by Phoenician Lee Ziertan alongside natural-edge woodcutting boards hand-sanded and finished by James K. Rogers. There's no telling what local wares Practical Art might have for your kitchen at any given time: turned-wood rolling pins and salt cellars, ceramic oil pourers, forged iron cheese cutters, wood and glass bottle stoppers, wine bottle holders, blown-glass drinking glasses, and recycled glass coasters, plus other utensils and accouterments.

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  • dangelo.diane
    dangelo.diane wrote a review for Practical Art
    on 04/11/12

    Yeah, I'm at this store a lot. Why? Well, it was founded by my dear friend, the late Jane Reddin. Lisa Olson and Kara Roschi have carried on Jane's mission to sell unique, practical art pieces made by local artisans with an emphasis on reclaimed materials. Moreover, they've imbued the place with "Community": lots of neat-o classes, book clubs and discussion groups, in addition to... More >>

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  • Kara R. on 07/05/10

    Go to Practical Art. When you check out with your locally-handmade purchase, ask for a centralandcamelback.com map-- it's all of the locally-owned hotspots within walking distance!

  • Tony A. on 09/28/10

    Fun house warming gifts, like the 'wine bottle' glasses!

  • Edward J. on 02/06/12

    It's one of those stores that makes you happy that you live in Phoenix. Great stuff, friendly staff, and a wonderful atmosphere.

  • Amy D. on 06/09/11

    Recycle glass bottles here!

  • Brad P. on 03/05/11

    This place rocks! Shop here and get beautiful art work from local artists.

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