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Address: 124 Crystal Lane, Corning, NY 14830
Phone Number: +1 607-962-3044
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Description: Specialties All ages are welcome to enjoy a hands-on experience with...
Specialties All ages are welcome to enjoy a hands-on experience with glass! As young as 2yrs old can blow an ornament, or pumpkin. Teens and adults can also participant in a one-on-one lesson to make a paperweight. You'll cherish your treasure and the memory of making it. Unique and affordably priced. Glass gifts made by local artists also available in our retail area. Hands-on activities are available year around by appointment, day and evening hours available. Please call to schedule your appointment!! We are handicapped accessible, and have ample parking. For more information or directions please visit our website. History Established in 1990. Hands-on Glass was originally founded in 1990. It was the first public access studio in Corning, N.Y. offering instruction in glassmaking for all ages and levels of experience.
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THIS IS A MUST DO!

I LOVED THIS!! it was the best part of the glass center! I made the flower, it was the largest item in the do it yourself center, so I did it, and it is SO WORTH IT!! they will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Rochester, New York, United States
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Rochester, New York, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I LOVED THIS!! it was the best part of the glass center! I made the flower, it was the largest item in the do it yourself center, so I did it, and it is SO WORTH IT!! they will provide booties and sleeves if you wear shorts and flip flops, and the museum is rather warm, so I suggest dressing... More 

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Williamsport, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was a highlight of our visit and would recommend it for anyone. Check on-line for the possibilities and sign up in advance. The activity is very well organized, runs on time and has excellent people helping.

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Kitty Hawk, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I got a new instructor that had just started at CMOG and ended up making a "flower" that will never have an equal!!! Another more experienced instructor took pity on my look of dismay when I unwrapped my "flower" and offered me a second chance with him showing me the ropes......thanks Kurt........anxious to see how my second try looks and... More 

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had 10 adults in our party all who wanted to do a glassblowing project. We did call a few days before the make arrangements Some made pumpkins and ornaments and some made paperweights. The staff was very patient - especially with the paperweights as it is very hands on. The atmosphere was very relaxed and we didn't feel rushed... More 

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Ontario
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went to the hands on glass studio while in Corning for the Marathon. The staff were very friendly. It was a fun experience. They did glass blowing based on a first come first serve basis. They could have been a little more organized but the artisans were amazing. It was worth the trip. thank you.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My husband and I did this during the week when the place was not busy with people, just them doing studio work. They were making small pumpkins for Corning Glass's gift shop. Hundreds of cute little pumpkins. John and I decided to make the paper weights. It is the most "hands on" project they teach you to do. It was... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Added this to our planned "quick stop" at the Museum. The staff was very helpful and I am so happy with the ornament I made there. It is certainly family friendly as we saw youngsters working with parent and grandparents designing picture frames and ornaments. There is an extra charge to ship the ornament to you if you are not... More 

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MichiganUSA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Rodi is a great teacher--very patient and concerned that you understand each step as she works with you to create a paperweight, ornament or pumpkin. It was great fun to choose the colors of glass to make my,paperweight, and work with the glass personally. One of the best deals for this kind of experience you'll find.

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Boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great people. Rodi shares her knowledge of glass while keeping you safe during the project you select. Lots of color options to chose from. Close to the museum but a drive. Lots of projects to select from and not the sterile museum environment. A working glass studio. A definite must.

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Virginia Beach
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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Got to make our own ornaments after picking out our colors. Doesn't take very long and the finished products are nice!

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