You’ll always get the feeling that you are among friends at Huronia Art Glass. Just tell Gord, the owner, or one of his excellent staff or teachers what you need, and they will have it, get it, do it, or show you how to do it. They love people, and they are here to cater to you.
There is no finer teaching establishment or supplier (retail and wholesale) for all things stained and art glass.
You won't find high pressure sales tactics at Huronia Art Glass, but you will find a soothing community of like-minded people who love to help and share. You’ll always get free framing (just supply the material), free cutting of glass to custom sizes, and free, on the spot, assistance and technical expertise for any of your projects. The inventory is second to none, and many items, including basic equipment, are sold at wholesale prices. Whatever is not in the store will only take a week or so to get in.
Just starting out? Intermediate level?
Seasoned veteran? Skilled craftsperson? Fine artist? Dedicated hobbyist? Need repairs?Studio owner? Whoever you are and whatever your needs or wants, you'll get them satisfied at Huronia Art Glass. Even fine artists and studio owners will find their best selection and prices at Huronia Art Glass.
If you have ever thought of taking up the craft, simply contact us.
Our large art glass studio occupies half of the total store space and is located on the same level as the retail store for convenient access. It offers large, well lit work stations with all of the regularly used equipment like grinders and soldering irons. The Studio also has a light table, a came saw and came bender for framing your projects. The tools used for the programs, workshops and open studio time are available for all of your individual artistic endeavours.
The studio and equipment is available every day during opening hours, except when courses are being held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to noon. No instructor is available during this time with the exception of Thursday mornings. Rita Thompson will be available from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thursday mornings to answer questions or help with any problems you may be having with your project. Open Studio is on a Drop-in basis, so you don't need to book time. Cost is $10.00 for three hours which includes work space, equipment and camaraderie with other glass lovers.Eight tables are available, and they are at the perfect height for most adults. For young people, we supply step-ups, as needed. If there is anything that you need, but don't see, just ask. Oh, yes, we do have customer washroom facilities, (just in case you were wondering)
If you're interested in fused glass, all of the necessary equipment for glass fusing is available, including the moulds, paper etc. Pre-programmed kilns are available to reserve for firing your project. The larger kiln - 22" in diameter is $35.00/firing and the smaller one - 25.5"x41" is $25/firing. We also have several 6"x6" hot boxes (small kilns often used for jewelry) at $10/firing. We recommend you book the kilns ahead of time to avoid disappointment.