Located just over one hours drive from Melbourne, a converted barn at Lillico Glass Studio provides a spacious, light filled gallery space for glass artist Haydn John.
Here creative use of recycled timber and terracotta paving give the gallery a warm, earthy feel. The piece de resistance is Haydn's stained glass porthole featuring a welsh dragon.
The contemporary gallery is the perfect setting for Haydn's traditional and abstract designs. The beautifully handcrafted glass art includes bowls, platters, table centre pieces, Aussie bush platters, jewellery and garden sculptures.
Haydn utilises slumped and fused glass, sandblasting, blown glass, stained glass and molten work to create his original works of art. His forte with glass is casting in lead crystal, using the theme 'tools in glass'. His unique wrench bowls are very popular as gifts. These large pieces are held in private collections and displayed in many boardrooms and business foyers. All pieces are individually designed and by commission only.
Haydn offers repairs, restorations and commission work as well as weekend leadlight workshops. He specialises in corporate gifts, award trophies, plaques and signs.
Visitors to West Gippsland are made to feel welcome at Lillico Glass Studio with the opportunity to wander through the tranquil gardens and to enjoy morning tea or a light luncheon in the summer house. The adjoining Produce Store offers an assortment of delectable country style preserves to suit every taste. The delicious homemade treats include 100 per cent natural chutneys, pickles, relishes, sauces, gourmet jams and jellies, vinegars and spicy pickled onions.
Groups are welcome and small functions are catered for. Ample parking provided.
The gallery is situated just north of Warragul in the heart of West Gippsland.
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