BayshoreGiftsinGlass

Quality Hand blown Glass -- Figurines/Gifts/Art

Winnipeg, Manitoba 568 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (147)

BayshoreGiftsinGlass

Quality Hand blown Glass -- Figurines/Gifts/Art

Winnipeg, Manitoba | 568 Sales

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Kevin McKay

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Kevin McKay

Announcement    Hello! Let's chat if you have any custom gift ideas!!

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Last updated on 14 Sep, 2018

Hello! Let's chat if you have any custom gift ideas!!

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5 out of 5 stars
(147)

About BayshoreGiftsinGlass

Sales 568
On Etsy since 2015

My 39-Year Glass Blowing Journey

Hello, welcome! My name is Kevin, and I run my own glass-blowing/ flame-working studio in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

Are you looking for nice animal figurines and don't know where to find them? Are you trying to find a custom gift? We are here for you! Let's share ideas...

*How did you get started?
"My glass blowing journey started at my dad's garage in Blackpool, England, 1979. My friend taught me in the beginning and after that, I was mostly self-taught. I started my own business and it grew over the course of three years to a total of 8 shops and 26 staff all over the UK.
Eventually, in 2000, I sold my shops and moved on to live in Canada to be near my brother and started my now existing business in Winnipeg."

*What does your day look like?
"Every day is a different experience when it comes to working with glass. I do flame working on a torch which is over 1300*C. By using heat and gravity, glass can be formed into different shapes, and it turns into a solid form when it cools down."

*Testimonials

"I appreciated how quickly it shipped and how much care was put into the product. I've never had someone send me pictures of my purchase for review first."--Jennifer

"Thank you for the wonderful sculpture of my dog Rally. It was so unique and represents her perfectly! Amazing work!"--Katie

"My mom loved the work you did and so did my whole family. It was perfect. Thanks again for taking the time to get it finished and I will likely get you to make something else next year!"--Charles G.

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  • Kevin McKay

    Owner, Artist, Creator

    Kevin Mckay, owner of Bayshore Gifts has been lamp working with glass since 1979 when he started his own company in England. With over 35 years of experience, Kevin specializes in creating custom glass pieces that are highly personalized and unique.

  • Maki Kawakubo

    Artist

    Maki graduated from the Kurashiki University in Japan and has studied under many famous artists and worked as a glass blowing instructor. In 2009 she brought her many talents to Bayshore, and focuses mostly on kiln-work.

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