Gift Idea: Goose Bay Hand Blown Glass

When I think of Goose Bay Hand Blown Glass in Townsend, I think of vibrantly hued plates, cruets, vases and sconces. But I fell head-over-heels for their simple, handcrafted stemless wine glasses in clear and white ($20 each). They feel luxurious and substantial in your hand, and because they are hand blown no two are exactly alike. If you’re looking for a handmade Montana gift, this is a great choice.

“Glasses are a small portion of what we do,” says Terry Gundersen, who started Goose Bay Hand Blown Glass fourteen years ago with her husband Jim. Other than the Christmas tree ornaments and pumpkins, everything they make is functional. “We call it, ‘Utilitarian Art Glass,’” says Terry, who prefers the couple’s richly colored “single gather” glasses ($22 each) over clear. But they’ll make anything that gets used “I don’t believe in having to dust this stuff off,” says Terry. “I believe in using it.”

Goose Bay Hand Blown Glass