As artists, creating with molten glass is exhilarating. The ability to manipulate the material has been a long journey. Mastering the fine craft of glassblowing and now utilizing our abilities to express ideas through art is our passion.
We learned to respect glass blowing as a craft before using it as an art form. We are now free to dream up designs and make them a reality. We feel liberated as we work with glass in many different aspects. Hot and cold processes are evident in our pieces and are used effectively to achieve what is desired.
Tim and Katherine McManus studied the art of Glassblowing at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario from 1994 to1997. In 1998, Tim spent his fourth year of study attending the University of Helsinki, Finland for Glass Design, while Katherine took a one-year residency program at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. In 1999, this creative team built Blown Away Glass Studio in Elora, Ontario, which has established itself as a successful gallery offering residency and student programs, and which now employs a staff with Tim and Katherine residing as the studio heads. Working as teachers, this pair has provided private and group instruction on the fine art of glassblowing for almost 15 years. Many of their students are now prominent in the glass industry, some, for example, moving on to become teachers at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario and others are now heading programs at the Glass Arts Association of Canada. In 2010, Katherine and Tim took on a new challenge and partnered with fellow artists in founding the AllSorts Gallery in Hamilton, Ontario, they have since left the gallery.
Blown Away Glass Studio
are the winner's of the
Chamber of Commerce
Awards of Excellence
Skilled Trades Award!
Blown Away Glass Studio 6506 Wellington Road 7, Elora, Ontario. Canada. N0B 1S0
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