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Address: 124 Crystal Lane, Corning, NY 14830
Phone Number: +1 607-962-3044
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Specialties

All ages are welcome to enjoy a hands-on experience with glass!...

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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We were looking for glass making that was more involved than just blowing into the end of a tube so we booked a paperweight making lesson. We were not disappointed! The studio... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
SBower436
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for glass making that was more involved than just blowing into the end of a tube so we booked a paperweight making lesson. We were not disappointed! The studio owner was patient and explained every detail of the process as she helped you work through it. It's very hands-on and you have a lot of control over... More 

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1 Thank SBower436
Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

While visiting family in Corning, we took our four year old daughter with us to Hands On Glass to further emphasize the glass blowing process that we had seen in the Museum of Glass. What a great time! She loved being part of the process and learning about what was going on. The staff was awesome and explained every step... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I had the best time making a beautiful glass pendant! The instructor was kind patient and supportive. The museum has a wide variety of live demonstrations and hands on activities. I learned so much about glass and glass making! All in all, a fantastic experience.

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1 Thank Lisa J
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband booked a paperweight making session at this glass studio as part of our stop at Corning. We toured the museum where we watched one of the hands on shows n was then able to come to this studio (only 5 min drive from the museum) to experience making something with glass. The owner is soft spoken and was... More 

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2 Thank PT_reviews
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A fantastic, do-not-miss attraction! My husband and I each made the paperweights, working one on one with Rodi, the owner/artist of the studio. She was patient, safety-conscious, and made it a most marvelous and memorable experience for us. The paperweights are beautiful mementos of our visit. I would recommend this glass-making experience over the one offered at CMOG. Making a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

You might not be a rock star, but you can be a glass artist! This is a special treat for anyone of any age. Very educational any time of year. The Arts of all types thrive in this area and the views inspire the creative fires of the mind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Great experience completing the museum of glass. Do not miss it! Make a glass rather than a frame cuz its more fun. Count an hour for this activity.

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1 Thank Caroline C
Columbia, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I signed both my kids (age 9 and 6) up to do a hands on glass activity for kids age 4 and up. Please note there is very little help or instruction and it is HARD. There is a no way a 4 year old could do this independently. My kids couldn't and they are very artistic. For the price,... More 

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1 Thank Carrie M
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband called the studio to inquire about private glass making classes and spoke directly with the owner, Rodi. She was very helpful and friendly, and scheduled the five of us (2 adults and 3 children ages 12, 14, 16) for a private session the following afternoon. We decided to make paperweights. Rodi explained the entire glass making process to... More 

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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had a great instructor. We were very proud of our creations. It is a great place to visit for the whole family.

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