Armstrong Glassworks, once named Bloomfield Glassworks, is a glassblowing studio and gallery located in the beautiful village of Wellington on the shores of Lake Ontario. It is run by artist Mark Armstrong.
Armstrong Glassworks gallery features fine hand-crafted blown glass by Mark Armstrong, ideal for the collector or gift-giver.
Mark has been drawn to glass, its fragile strength. Knowing that what he makes will endure through generations inspires him to create his best work.
In 1994 he created his own studio. Since that time he has devoted himself to exploring new designs and challenging the form and materials in different directions.
Mark discovered that two of his ancestors were glassblowers from the mid 1800’s. Stating “It 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, Mark strives to create something functional, well made and unique. A piece of simple elegance.
You can find Mark’s studio and gallery at 326 2 Ave, Wellington On.