Experience the intricate art of glassblowing at Gordon Studio Glassblowers
27.04.2021

Experience the intricate art of glassblowing at Gordon Studio Glassblowers

Words by Arielle Richards

The gallery holds an impressive smorgasbord of glass art.

Have you ever seen glass art being made up close? In Red Hill, you’ll find a dual studio and gallery, housing masterpieces to peruse and masterclasses to try your hand at the craft.

Established in 1990, Gordon Studio Glassblowers offers visitors a unique opportunity to watch hot glass artisans at work.

The Mornington Peninsula is famous for its countless success stories of boutique businesses driven by a passion and love for land – but few hold the global fame that Gordon Studio Glassblowers does.

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The Gordon family have been glass artisans for three generations, honing their craft from Scotland and Norway to Australia.

You can be mesmerised as Eileen Gordon and husband Grant Donaldson work with their sons and their team to weave spellbinding works. In the same way that we are transfixed by fire, watching people create colour, movement and light from fire is all the more satisfying.

At the Red Hill studio and gallery, you can have the rare experience of appreciating this ancient trade up close, and see why it’s such a special place to visit. From a viewing mezzanine in the gallery, watch molten glass made from sand heated up to 1300 degrees and morphed into surprising forms.

Spanning native animals to large platters and centrepiece garden sculptures, the gallery holds an impressive smorgasbord of glass art.

The Gordon family holds beginners classes and workshops at their studio space, for those who are curious to attempt the esoteric glassblowing artform.

Find Gordon Studio Glassblowers at 290 Red Hill Road, Red Hill or find out more on their website.