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About Us


Celebrating 30 years of Artisan Crafts

Remarkable Things and Home Staff

 

Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft is where you can see and experience a variety of American handmade crafts. From art and jewelry to gifts and home decor, 300+ small studio artists are lovingly represented by our family-owned gallery.

While we have garnered local and national award and media recognition, local "Readers' Choice" awards and reviews mean the very most because they are directly from our customers.

Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice

4393 Readers' Choice Award Winner"

Named for the height of Mount Mansfied, we have been honored by our customers and visitors year after year as:
Best Gift Shop in Stowe 4 out of 5 years
Best Art Gallery in Stowe 3 out of 5 years
Best Jewelry Store in Stowe 5 out of 5 years
Best Interior Designer (new category starting 2018)
Susan Bayer Fishman has been voted #1 Interior Designer in Stowe 2 out of 2 years

A Brief History of Remarkable Things

Beginning as Shimmering Glass in Waterbury Center 35 years ago, we purchased and merged with Stowe Craft Gallery in 1995. Soon after, we added our interior design center on South Main Street in Stowe.

In 2018, we rebranded as Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft and the design center as Remarkable Home, to better reflect our unique creations and give an idea of the experience that awaits.

Our History with a bit more detail

Stowe Craft is a long established business with it's roots going back to Susan's Stained Glass studio in our Waterbury Center home in 1983.

1993: Ten years later we moved "Shimmering Glass" to a new and large gallery space on Route 100 in Waterbury Center. (Now where Cabot Cheese and Lake Champlain Chocolates are located, across from Jimmz Pizza.)

1995: That was followed by purchasing Stowe Craft Gallery in 1995. (Stowe Craft had begun, like shimmering glass as an artist studio. Jean Paul Patnode, ski instructor and potter began as Stowe Pottery right about the same time we started doing stained glass. )

In 1997 we began merging Shimmering Glass into Stowe Craft Gallery and opened our Interior Design Center on Route 100 in Stowe Village.

In 1997, we began replacing our lovely, but rickety, old oak jewelry cases with more contemporary ones. This dramtically improved customers' view of what was inside!

1999: First of several National recognitions by "Niche Magazine" awarding Stowe Craft Gallery a place on the Top 100 American Craft Galleries list.

2001 - present: Stowe Craft Gallery listed in a variety of travel and art publications such as The New York Times, London Mail, Yankee Magazine,New England Traveler and Best of Boston Magazine.

2008: Sales from our stowecraft.com website began making a significant contribution to our store. We began requiring e-commerce skills when hiring inventory managers.

2013: New Tech! We replaced our Hardwired DOS based Point of Sales / Inventory System and Network with a new web based system we purchased from a software company in Rutland Vermont.Soon after, we replaced our hardwired telephone system with our current VOIP system

In 2018, we renamed our stores Remarkable Things and Remarkable Home. (And we'd love to hear from you with any feedback you might share with us about our rebranding!)