Watch craftsmen turn birch logs into heirloom bowls, browse some 1,500 Made in Alaska products or custom design your own laser engraved bowl while at the Great Alaskan Bowl Company. Started over 20 years ago, this family-run business is one of the last operational bowl mills in America, and it thrives because of the quality products and large selection. Not only will you find unique wood bowls, including laser-engraved bowls you can design or “Family Tree Bowl sets,” but you’ll be able to shop from an impressive collection of Made in Alaska products, from foods and cookbooks to clothing and jewelry.
All the bowls are one-of-a-kind, made from Alaskan birch trees, the state’s sturdiest and most straight-grained tree. Up to seven bowls can be made from a single piece of wood, ensuring your unique “Family Tree Bowl Set” will have an identical pattern bowl to bowl to bowl. Dried, sanded, and dipped in special, food-safe block oil, the bowls are made to provide a lifetime of use and enjoyment.
Founded by Lewis Bratcher and in its second generation of family management, the company has a dedicated and knowledgeable staff who can help you pick out that perfect gift or souvenir. Over 60 Alaskan artists have contributed to the products featured in the large sales floor, from cutting boards and wooden spoons, to toys and even pet treats so there is a lot to see.
Unique bowls range from under $20 and on up, perfect for wedding gifts or housewarming presents that will be cherished for generations. In addition to bowls, The Great Alaskan Bowl Company represents over 1500 different gifts from all over the state. You’ll find Alaska foods, like the popular birch syrup, hand-carved antler jewelry and fun Alaska cookbooks in their store. You’ll also find perfect, affordable gifts from ulu knives and cutting boards to pure birch syrup and hand-sewn aprons.
Summer Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 Days a Week
Winter Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sat, 12-5 p.m. Sunday
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