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The Glass Foundry

401 Upper Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 1R8, Canada
+1 250-537-9200
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Canadian Insulator Museum as well as Glass Foundry!

We were lucky to be the only ones at the site. The owner was happy to share his shop with us... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
barenda
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Victoria, Canada
A must visit!

We made a quick stop at the end of the day. Marc the owner was upbeat and very pleasant. His... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Bevm437
,
New Brunswick, Canada
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  • Average7%
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“his creations” (2 reviews)
“fascinating” (3 reviews)
“gallery” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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401 Upper Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 1R8, Canada
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+1 250-537-9200
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky to be the only ones at the site. The owner was happy to share his shop with us. Outside there are displays of telephone line insulators. Turns out this is also the site of Canada's only Insulator Museum ! We were thrilled...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We made a quick stop at the end of the day. Marc the owner was upbeat and very pleasant. His creations, bowls, starfish, vases and glass flowers where spectacular! We each bought an item to bring back home. Thank you Marc!

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were lucky to be the only people visiting at the time, and the artisan gave us a tour of the workshop. He explained how he creates his pieces of art, which is quite intricate. Unfortunately, there was nothing unique on display. It was near...More

Thank cass1959
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We spent a wonderful afternoon with the owner/artist (Mark) learning about him and his creations. Beautiful decorations and practical items fill his gallery with something for every budget. Spend some time talking with Mark and looking at his art. You'll come away with a new...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Mark immediately greeted us and welcomed us to watch him work. We found more objects of interest then we could purchase....but, we chose a beautiful plate - see picture. He also has several star fish, napkin holders, and vases, etc.

1  Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

As someone who's watched glass being blown at the Tacoma Museum of Glass in an auditorium, I have to say I preferred watching the glassblower work here in his actual workshop in an intimate setting. He was fun to chat with and the work itself...More

1  Thank JulyChild
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were invited to watch the master glass blower create things, and it was hypnotizing! He was a great guy, and taught us a bit about the temps required to do the different stages of the piece. Worth a visit!

1  Thank snuggykitten
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice studio gallery with recycled glass objects. Artist friendly and willing to show his technique.

1  Thank ERMMD
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

First off, the owner (Mark) was very gracious and showed us the foundry and kilns. Not only is that very cool but the gift shop is full of wonderful items from $10 - $400. The beauty of seeing the glass dishes, paperweights, pendants etc was...More

1  Thank GordonHeadFamily
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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Mark is interested in so many things...this is evident by the 2 headed skeleton at the entrance just in front of his insulator collection (He has an extensive collection with histories) Glass pieces were creative and there were prices for every budget. We enjoyed how...More

1  Thank j2346
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