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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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A wonderful experience!

This is one of the best experiences I've ever had! If you've ever had the desire to make a paperweight or try your hands (well, lips) at glassblowing, this is not to be missed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best experiences I've ever had! If you've ever had the desire to make a paperweight or try your hands (well, lips) at glassblowing, this is not to be missed. Rodi, the owner and my instructor, was a gentle, knowledgeable guide demonstrating the necessary steps and encouraging me along the way. It was so incredible to... More 

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Dover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This little hideaway glass studio is a unique find. It was a pleasant studio with a very down to earth staff. i do suggest making an appointment to learn to blow your own glass. They will cater to all ages, even children. Make it a point to visit this wonderful place and maybe even say hello to 'Bianca'!

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

After visiting the Corning Glass Museum we booked a glass-blowing class at Hands On Glass Studio. What fun!! My husband blew a glass ornament, while I chose to make a paperweight. It was informative, fun, and worth every penny. Definitely give it a try!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We did this as a family - three made flowers and I made a grape ornament. I would suggest the flower over the ornament because it involves more opportunity to have an hands-on impact than something that you are blowing into a mold. The instructors were fun and the entire area clean, safe, and 100% designed for learning. It was... More 

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Long Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very well explained and fun to do. I suggest doing this after attending a demonstration at the corning museum as it makes it even more fun. Because of the slow cooling process the ornament can either be shipped home or picked up the next day, which we did. I had fun taking photos as my wife made hers! Please note... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: 124 Crystal Lane, Corning, NY 14830
Phone Number: +1 607-962-3044
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Corning

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