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Mark Armstrong

Arts and Crafts

I have always been drawn to glass, its fragile strength. Knowing that what I make will endure through generations inspires me to create my best work.

In 1994 I created my own studio. Since that time I’ve devoted myself to exploring new designs and challenging the form and materials in different directions.
Interestingly, I recently discovered that two of my ancestors were glassblowers from the mid 1800’s. Its seems to be in my blood. Glassblowing has it’s own rhythm, the fire, the smoke, and the sweat are almost magical.

Glass captivates all the senses with a multitude of colours, its texture and shape, and the weight of the glass. Glass responds to you, it will warm in your hand and can create its own sound. It changes with the time of the day and even throughout the changing seasons.

From a large bowl to a small, precise paperweight, hand-blown glass is an art form that combines utility with beauty. With each piece, I strive to create something functional, well made and unique. A piece of simple elegance.

Armstrong Glassworks · 326 Second Ave. · PO Box 489 · Wellington · Ontario · K0K 3L0

 

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