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Gordon Studio Glass Blowers

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by FIONA (subscribe)
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Published June 21st 2011
Glass Art is an experience not just a gallery.

Gordon Studio Glassblowers is not just a gallery with a difference, it's an experience. The glass blowing studio is situated in the picturesque landscape of Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula. But it's not just a gallery of fine glass sculptures. It is a working studio where resident artists and gallery owners Grant Donaldson and Eileen Gordon produce their intriguing skilful hot glass sculptures in front of live audiences. Not many opportunities exist for members of the public to view such a delicate and undeniably intricate forms of art taking shape in front of their own eyes. With only a few studios of its type open to the general public in the whole of Australia Gordon Studio Glassblowers is a definite on anyone's list.

Glory Hole
Watch artists make glass sculptures

Viewers can watch the art of hot glass blowing from a mezzanine viewing area. The craft itself is ancient dating back thousands of years and visitors can witness artists creating their masterpieces using all the tools of the trade including a blowing iron and glory hole.

Glass Blower
Hot Glass artist using 'Blower' to create glass sculpture

The Glass art gallery is open daily from 10 am to 5pm. It is a purpose built building with bright open spaces and rural views. Visitors can enjoy the warm homely atmosphere whilst enjoying a complimentary coffee, flicking through magazines and viewing the art works.Glass sculptures on show include bowls, abstract forms an even outdoor works resembling flora.

Works from the entire Gordon family
Works from the entire Gordon family

To keep updated with the gallery sign up for the 'Friends of the Glassblowers' periodical newsletter.

Gordon Studio Glass Blowers is open daily from 10 am to 5pm 290 Red Hill Road. cnr Dunns Creek Road, Red Hill. Look out for the red flags before the corner.

Phone {03} 5989 7073
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Why? An amazing art experience not just a gallery
When: All year around
Where: 290 Red Hill Road. cnr Dunns Creek Road, Red Hill,
Cost: Nothing or as much as you like
What a beautiful craft. I'll look forward to visiting during my next holidays.
By Melody Clifford - senior reviewer
Sunday, 23rd of October @ 11:12 pm
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