Robert Gary Parkes

Master Glassblower Menu

Summer Hours

June 21st Through to September 22nd, 2017

Please remember that you can contact us anytime if you would like to see glass-blowing or shop in the gallery at The Loafing Shed. (Robert will be glassblowing throughout the summer, stocking up for fall and Christmas events.) There are are no scheduled open house events during the summer.

Of course commissioned orders are accepted and made as usual throughout the summer months.


Harmony Arts Festival – Art Market

August long weekend – Friday, August 4th to Monday, August 7th  

Plus the following weekend  Friday, August 11th to Sunday, August 13th

Robert is excited to be participating in both weekends of the Art Market at this fabulous event in West Vancouver between Abmbleside Park and John Lawson Park.

For 25 years, the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver  celebrates a harmonious balance of visual, culinary, and performing arts on the spectacular West Vancouver waterfront. With world-class musical performances, inspiring visual art, mouth-watering gastronomic events and the natural beauty of the setting, there is something for everyone!



Art in The City

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1st, 2017

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Loafing Shed is excited to be one of Surrey’s Art in the City “Hot Spots” with 5 guest artists on-site for this annual event. Artists to be announced closer to the date. Talk to the numerous artists on-site. Artists will be demonstrating their work as well. See glassblowing between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. 

When the 2017 artists have been confirmed for the Art in The City Studio Tour  we will update the link. Check back at the end of August.

Fall Open House

Saturday & Sunday, October 21st & 22nd

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please note, there will NOT be guest artists at this open house. You are invited to join us in the studio, enjoy a hot beverage and see what’s new in the Gallery. Glassblowing on-going 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Jams & chutneys should be well stocked by this weekend!

Christmas at The Loafing Shed

Friday’s, Saturday’s & Sunday’s – November 17 to December 17th, 2017  10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Glassblowing until 2:00 pm only)

In addition to our glass gallery, shop from a special display of small gift items by local artists and artisans in our casual country Christmas atmosphere. (guest artists NOT on-site)

Jams & preserves by Jeanette, packaged and ready for hostess or staff gifts – ask about customized orders. 

Enjoy complimentary seasonal beverages and warm up in the studio.

As always – if you are unable to come during our posted hours – please contact us to set up a time that works for you.