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“Fascinating insight into glass blowing and wonderful pieces on display”

Gordon Studio Glassblowers
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Hot Glass In The Hinterland. Nestled in the picturesque hills of Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, an hour from Melbourne, Gordon Studio Glassblowers gallery and studio caters for those wishing to view and buy an existing work of art glass as well as those interested in having customized hand blown glass art works created to their own specific needs. Visitors to the studio have the rare opportunity to witness glassblowing from the security and comfort of the light filled viewing mezzanine. Experience the searing heat of the furnaces, observe master glass artisans at work and learn about the ancient art of glassblowing. Gordon Studio Glass Blowers gallery and studio was built in 2005. The space was designed to accommodate the continual interest in Gordon Studios art glass and the corresponding production needs. The gallery Incorporates rural views, landscaped exteriors with a bright and open interior space, enabling customers to view a large range of finished art works on display. All are welcome to visit the art glass gallery during open hours. Grant or Eileen are usually available and are happy to discuss any individual needs that customers may have in regards to creating a custom designed piece. Alternatively you can contact us by email or phone. We look forward to your honest feedback. We want to know what you really think, what would you like to see, what can we do better, what would you like us to make...??
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

The studios are well set up for the visitor. You can look down on the glass blowers at work, and there is an explanation of their work and technique above each section. There is also a wonderful collection of glass blown objects. Be prepared to spend about 30 to 45 minutes minimum there. Well worth a visit. The cost is just a gold coin donation, but it is worth more than that!

Date of experience: March 2017
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Thanks for popping in and for the lovely review...

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stopped at Gordon Studio Glassblowers on our way to lunch at Ten Minutes by Tractor. There are so many beautiful glass creations at the front of the building, great photo shots. We were so looking forward to watching the glassblowers work in the furnice and were dissapointed to find out that they were all at lunch, if only we knew we would have changed our itinerary stop over time. Dissapointing as we could not wait an hour for their return as we had lunch reservations and so many thigns to see on the way to Peninsula Hot Springs. It was interesting looking at all the amazing art work and items for sale in the gallery. A great place to stop and make sure you dont go there at lunch time as its a shame to miss the glassblowing, ring and find out if its on before you go.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Management response:Responded 23 March 2017

Thank you for your review and compliments re our interesting and amazing art glass. We are a hard working family of artists who endeavour to share this beautiful, but dying art form by having our studio open to the public. We would like people to understand there are many aspects to this work that you don't see so we cant be 'on show' all the time. We work long hours from early morning until 9 at night putting the last load of raw ingredients into the furnace ready for next day. We're sorry you came when we were at lunch but we like to eat as a family and we don't take long. Our business is wholly a retail /wholesale gallery with the added bonus of watching glass being blown, so I hope you understand.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

We visit often to see what is new for sale or browse at new creations. Quite a few years ago, we undertook a Venetian paper weight making workshop/class which was fabulous. In the shop, there is a viewing area to watch the artists creating and working with the molten glass. Interesting.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

It was such a hot day to visit, but it was a wonderful experience watching the demonstrations ! They were excellent in their field, even though it is a dying art. You can also watch video demonstrations ! Very creative and beautiful gardens surrounding the building, with blown glass ornaments everywhere, also beautifully displayed glasswork in the gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Absoluely must place to visit on the Peninsula. The talent of these artists has to be seen to believed and one cannot but stand in awe of the displays of their talents. Don't miss.

Date of experience: September 2016
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