bizu glass studio is located in the charming mud-brick and historic village known as The Left Bank - St Andrews, surrounded by beautiful bushland.
Bizu is a Japanese word for the English word bead. Jacqueline and Catherine are lampwork artists who create glass beads in the flames of their torches, which are then made into jewellery. They also blow small bud vases and perfume bottles in borosilicate glass. A range of hand-made gifts is available, including scarves made using traditional Japanese shibori techniques, natural soy candles, and cast glass. They also have a range of vintage glass, and Japanese Incense. You can also view local painter's artworks in the micro-gallery, or participate in workshops that introduce you to lampwork glass and making jewellery.
The Left Bank is in full swing on a Saturday with visitors being able to enjoy a beautiful glass of wine at Punch Wine Room, coffee and cakes at A Local Baker, woodfired pizzas from A Boy Named Sue, explore Sue's Pantry with a range of take-home meals and local produce, or enjoy a beer from the iconic St Andrews Pub. Not to mention shop for gifts at Bright and Sonder, Brigart Pyrography, and St Andrews Market.