Gift-shopping for glass

Steven R. Lorton

Because the art glass scene in Tacoma is relatively new, don't expect galleries filled with glass to be lining the streets―at least, not yet. Here are four places to look for quality glass art at good prices.

Bonnie Burns Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery. Glass artist Bonnie Burns sells her work from her studio. By appointment only. 1334 S. Fawcett Ave.; (253) 627-6556.

Hilltop Artists in Residence. A thriving glass-blowing program for at-risk youth, with Dale Chihuly and Tacoma Public Schools as major sponsors. On school days, glass can be purchased at the Jason Lee Middle School Hot Shop. 602 N. Sprague St.; (253) 571-7670 (call before visiting).

Museum Store. The museum's gift shop is filled with excellent and affordable pieces of glass art. Museum of Glass, ground floor; 1801 E. Dock St.; (866) 468-7386 or www.museumofglass.org

Off Hand Glassworks. Artist Jenifer Holmes blows glass and sells from her studio. By appointment only. 7 Beach Lane SW, Lakewood; (253) 984-7872.