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Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass - CLOSED

264 First Street | Post Office Box 496, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 888-744-2228
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Melted bottles and buttons

This was a quirky venue that essentially was more of a hobby than a place to get custom... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
The_Traveling_Ben
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Syracuse, New York
Odd Artistry and Recommendations

I love glass art, but this studio just didn't cut it for me. If you are looking for colourful... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
BCpicky
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Vancouver, Canada
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The Studio to visit for those who love glass or want gifts and memories of Tofino. Featured in restaurants, magazines, cookbooks and on TV, Tofino Art Glass bowls trays beach sand jewelery and custom art pieces are created about a 3 minute walk from Tofino's center. For over 30 years Kevin has been creating unique, handmade, functional glass art. Come meet Kevin to see and buy some of his beautiful glass. Open daily all year.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible27%
9 Oct 2016
“Melted bottles and buttons”
18 Sep 2016
“Odd Artistry and Recommendations”
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264 First Street | Post Office Box 496, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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+1 888-744-2228
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

This was a quirky venue that essentially was more of a hobby than a place to get custom items. Most items were decently priced but not what most people want to buy as touristsMore

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Kevin M, Owner at Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

I am sorry you considered my venue a hobby as I have made glass for close to 40 years, supplied over 300 locations, sold millions of dollars of it and could have, if you had asked, made something custom for you overnight. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

I love glass art, but this studio just didn't cut it for me. If you are looking for colourful glass done up in interesting shapes etc., this won't work for you. Yes, loads of earrings which are well done and nice, but they are expensive,...More

2  Thank BCpicky
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Kevin M, Owner at Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for giving me some Tripadvisor feedback. I'm sorry but I cannot be all things to all people. Given that I have been told that my earrings are nicer than those seen by glass lovers in Paris or Venice, they are inexpensive. I have...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stumbled on this place on way back from a walk. Might not have gone in if i had the reviews on here! The owner is clearly a bit eccentric but seems really passionate about his work. He also was spot on with his recommendation...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Though I didn't buy anything I sure would've if I had more money. I found the owner very pleasant, nice, and accommodating. I had read that he will put the ashes of a loved one within the glass of any art piece. The owner was...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2016

This little shop is close to the roadside a few blocks away from the main shops of Tofino. There is a great variety of fused glass from clear to bright colours including jewellery, bowls, platters, masks, etc. After reading a number of reviews we almost...More

1  Thank 1956traveller
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Kevin M, Owner at Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2016

Thanks for visiting and taking a look. Your review is fair. You either like my earrings and other items or you don't. Maybe next time you will find something to your taste.

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

My husband and I had always wanted to go to Tofino as many of my co-workers had been there. We toured every little local craft venues. The Art glass place was amazing and we ended up purchasing a few items.

1  Thank Shirley H
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

bought some wind chimes and a flattened bottle that could be used as a cheeze plate. Very friendly owner/artisan. would recommend glass products from here.....glassware, earrings, pendants, some windchimes and other unique glass made products.

1  Thank Georgina M
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

It was my 60th birthday and visiting Tofino for the first time. This art glass studio was recommended by one of my good friends. I purchased beautiful buttons for one of my knitting project. There is something for all taste and budget. It is interesting...More

1  Thank Biche55
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

We often stop at small independent artist studio places while travelling and love art glass. The art glass in this particular shop was not to our taste. The specialty seemed to be the face masks as seen in the other traveler's picture. We found them...More

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Kevin M, Owner at Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2015

I am sorry that you felt your visit was not worth the stop. I have many people who seek me out every time they visit Tofino. I have unique items they know they cannot find anywhere else in the world and they must visit my...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Not sure what everyone's problem is with this place, but I liked it! Its cute and quaint. I love the uniqueness of the earrings and appreciate how he incorporates sand from the beach in his pieces- definitely original. I didn't think he stared or was...More

2  Thank Sarah E
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