If you want to see gift items you’ve never seen anywhere else, Stowe Craft Gallery at 55 Mountain Road is the place to go. It’s bursting with handmade craft items supplied by more than 300 artists who work directly with gallery owners Stephen and Susan Fishman. All those artists work in their own small studios in Vermont or across the U.S.; no mass-produced stuff here.
The choices are pretty remarkable — fine wooden furniture, glass pendant lights, art and sculpture, porch swings, jewelry, Simon Pearce glassware, even a downhill-skier wine bottle holder. The business also offers interior design services.
The gallery has an online store at stowecraft.com, and its “About Us” section talks about “Real people in a real store. … All of us staff are here because we have a passion for sharing our love for fine craft, jewelry, furniture and art.”