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Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass

264 First Street | Post Office Box 496, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
1-888-744-2228
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Ranked #17 of 21 Attractions in Tofino
Type: Art Galleries, Museums
Owner description: The Studio to visit for those who love glass or want gifts and memories of Tofino. Featured in...
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Type: Art Galleries, Museums
Owner description: 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.

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Pueblo, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Kevin helped me with my problem of infection of my ears when I wear earrings. I have had this problem for decades. Kevin was able to supply me with Niobium earrings which do not cause this problem. If you have this problem, go see Kevin and he will likely be able to help you !!!! also he will be able... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Just a small shop with nothing special. I've found the reviews for this place quite interesting! It is apparent from the negative reviews that this shopkeeper has no customer service skills. I have also noticed that the majority of the five-star reviews here have the same style of writing which make me believe they've been posted by the shopkeeper and... More 

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Kevin M, Owner at Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass, responded to this review

I find it funny that you only give negative reviews of things not to your personal taste and at this time have no positive reviews from your travels. I preface the description of my studio as a place for people who love glass. Many people do love my glass. My guess is that you don't love glass and didn't want... More 

Vermilion, Alberta, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stopped in at the shop and were blown away by the artistry that Kevin had on display. We purchased two pendants and have been wearing them ever since. For one of a kind pieces of art, stop by the shop. There is something for every taste.

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Kevin M, Owner at Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your good review. More 

San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I had an incredibly unpleasant experience this week while browsing in Tofino Art Glass. My husband and I wandered in here while browsing the shops in Tofino with 2 friends. The four of us looked around a bit while the shop owner sat in the back watching us and chatting a bit. He asked where we were from (the US)... More 

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Kevin M, Owner at Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass, responded to this review

I now have a huge notice stating if you try them on you've bought them. Everyone is incredulous that anyone would want to try on earrings and laughs at the thought. They also question that there are places in the world where you can try them on. More 

1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

This man gave my friend and I the creeps. He leered at us the whole time. The place looks promising from the outside (rustic and cute) but his work is really nothing worth buying. There were a few people in the store with us and nobody left with anything. I'd say there are other places on the island to spend... More 

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Kevin M, Manager at Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for letting others know that I watch out for shoplifting activity. More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is not an 'Art Gallery' or 'Art Studio'. It is a tiny shop that sells glasswork, mostly old-fashioned jewelry….mediocre items sold by street vendors or in flea markets for much cheaper prices. I don't know why such a shop even exists on Tripadvisor as an attraction! If all ordinary shops like this had posted themselves on Tripadvisor, visitors would... More 

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Kevin M, Owner at Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass, responded to this review

Perhaps you feel that way because in the modern way of shopping you have zero impersonal interactions and are used to big box stores. Rarely do you speak with a maker you are about to purchase from. You missed looking closely at my handmade items and appreciating their beauty. It was your choice not to have spoken with me. More 

Calgary, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I stopped by Kevin's studio and was very happy that I did so. Yes it is crammed...yes he can talk a lot...but he is an artist...it is his working studio...so what? These are the type of little places that I seek to find out when vacationing. And perhaps his art is not for some...but hey, that is what art is.... More 

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Kevin M, Owner at Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I hope to see you again on your next visit. More 

Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Went with my family here as my mom desperately wanted to go, given then it's rated in the top 20 things to do in Tofino...however, when we got here we were shocked. I guess with art everyone has a differently opinion--to each their own, in my opinion this art shop was incredibly small, disastrously messy, and tacky! Clearly other people... More 

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Kevin M, Owner at Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass, responded to this review

My working studio is small, although there are even smaller artist studios in Tofino. I always have glass work on the go. You could have easily gone next door to my neighbour's pottery studio if I was too crowded for you and then returned when the crowd had thinned. Or, you could have gone further down the road to Tonquin... More 

1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A tacky store with mediocre pieces. The owner is weird and stares at you all the time in a suspicious way which makes you quite uncomfortable. And 'Oh. My. Gosh.' What a phony review I see posted most recently! 'The most amazing art gallery'? I suspect it is written by either the owner himself or someone who has absolutely no... More 

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Kevin M, Owner at Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for pointing out to future visitors that I do watch carefully for people attempting to shop lift. More 

Port Moody, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Oh. My. Gosh. This was the most amazing art gallery I have ever been in. We first noticed Tofino art Glass when we were checking out of our hotel and noticed the lady at the desk wearing beautiful, unique, one of a kind earrings. She said that she got the at Tofino Art glass. We checked it out and it... More 

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Kevin M, Owner at Kevin Midgley's Tofino Art Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I hope to see you again on your next visit. More 

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