Welcome to the Loafing Shed Glass Studio & Gallery
Robert Gary Parkes makes contemporary blown art glass at The Loafing Shed Glass Studio in Surrey, British Columbia. Vases, bowls, platters and paperweights in classic, functional and contemporary designs can be found in the on-site gallery. Robert is equipped to make commissioned pieces, corporate gifts and memorial glass. The studio is host to group tours, open house events and glass-blowing workshops.
Glass has three stages.
One is hot, fluid, in constant motion and affected by the forces of nature.
The second is captured, manipulated and formed in that moment of time.
The third is transformed, solid and everlasting.
My works attempt to capture all of these stages, to create objects that reflect the beauty of this amazing substance.