Peninsula Visitors Guide, Summer 2014, Page 051 (transcription)

AArtists of all shapesand sizes call the Peninsula home and hand blown glass, ceramics, jewellery and clothingare just some of the handmadequality goods to be found insmall local galleries and craftmarkets across the region.
Fine art and sculpture are inabundance at the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, as well as the MorningtonPeninsula Regional Galleryand Seawinds Garden located at Arthurs Seat is not just a wonderful place to visit withsweeping views across the Bayand coastline, but is also hometo several works by Australian Sculptor William Ricketts noted for his work which exploresthemes based on his longfriendship and residence withindigenous Australians.
rts, Galleries Antiques GoRDon STuDIo GlASSblowERS And for those bitten by the magic of the craft, the studiooffers introductory workshops to glassblowing that gives participants the unforgettable experience of working with molten glass, and takes them through the full procedureof creating their own, one of a kind art glass piece.
Visit Gordon Studio Glassblowers at 290 Red Hill Road, Red Hill.
The Gallery studio are open 7 days, 10am to 5 pm, or find them at www.gordonstudio.com.au orwww.facebook.com gordonstudioglassblowers ARTExhibition 18-27 January 2014 www.morningtonartshow.com.au GALA OpeninG niGhT Friday 17th January from 7pm TickeTs Online at www.morningtonartshow.com.auALsO AvAiLAbLe FROm Farrell s Bookshop - Cnr Main Barkly StrEEtS, MOrningtOn 5975 5034 Cameron s menswear - 185 Main StrEEt, MOrningtOn 5975 7255 peninsula Community TheatreCnr Wilsons rd nepean Hwy Mornington Open daily from 10am - 6.00pm For more information alan Harwood 0413 082 992 Feature artist Ian Johnston Morningtonpresented by the rotary Club of mornington TheProudly Sponsored by Visitor Publications ...combines a welcoming studio and gallery set in a beautiful rural setting, where skilled resident artisans practice the age old art of glassblowing, a craft whose traditions go back thousands of years.
The Studio is home to Eileen Gordon and Grant, Donaldson, members of the Gordon family, who are by far the most internationally celebrated glass family in Australia.
The Gallery showcases a large vocabulary of blown forms that are the result of the resident artists extending their experimentation and mastery of colour, scale, and understanding of the capricious nature of glassblowing.
In addition to work of Grant and Eileen, the Gallery also caries select major works by Alasdair, Rish and Kevin Gordon, each of whom are individually renowned for their unique and beautifully detailed works utilising glass engraving.
Also available are had crafted glass jewellery from local artists.
Visitors to the studio also have the rare opportunity to witness the ancient craft of Glassblowing.
From the security and comfort of a light filled viewing mezzanine they can experience the searing heat of the furnaces and observe master glass artisans at work.
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