Robert Gary Parkes

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CLOSING NOTICE: Robert is wrapping up the Loafing Shed studio and shutting down the glass furnace permanently on May 15, 2023. Custom orders can be accepted up until April 30, 2023. Bookings are available throughout April. Final open house event will be happening in May. Thank you to all of our faithful followers and returning clients. It's been a fun 14 years.

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.

All visits to the studio and gallery are by appointment only. Please book a time online or give us a call to arrange a meeting with Robert or to shop in the gallery.

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Artist's Statement

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.

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