Mark Armstrong has glassblowing in his blood, with ancestors as far back as the mid-1800s involved in the craft. “Glassblowing has it’s own rhythm,” he says. “The fire, the smoke, and the sweat are almost magical.”
Since 1994, Mark has devoted himself to exploring new designs and challenging the form and materials in different directions.
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.