Blown Away offers a wide selection of glass art in our showroom. The pieces are all created and signed by Tim and Katherine themselves. We are open all year round and have great seasonal gifts including garden art and wedding gifts. You'll enjoy a viewing of us at work in the Hotshop if you come while we're blowing.
The creative team of Katherine and Tim McManus design and produce blown glass sculptures, chandeliers, awards and decorative pieces for homes, offices and galleries.
They both spent three years at Sheridan College, Ontario, studying the art of glassblowing. Tim spent an additional year studying Glass Design at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and Katherine did a one-year residency at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.
They opened Blown Away Glass Studio in Elora, Ontario in 1999. Not only does the gallery offer pieces for sale, Tim and Katherine have also shared their expertise and experience by teaching residency and student programs for over 15 years. They provide private and group instruction on the fine art of glassblowing and many of their students have gone on to become prominent in the glass industry. Together, they have won numerous awards for Excellence in Craftsmanship and Design, both locally and internationally, for example:
Their custom design projects have ranged from lighting to corporate gifts and awards and they have often travelled throughout North America for their clients to carry out site-specific installations. Some of those commissioned designs are:
Their work and their gallery have also been featured in the media: