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Hands On Glass Studio

124 Crystal Lane, Corning, NY 14830
+1 607-962-3044
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Corning
Type: Educational Sites, Classes
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Owner description: 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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Glen Burnie, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 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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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Corning, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lots of fun for the holidays bring the whole family. Get to choose your own glass color and blow your own glass ornament! Lots of help available very friendly and you can take as many pictures as you want. Nice gifts for teachers and grandparents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I enjoyed the demonstrations and hands on glass project. I found the museum confusing, as far as getting around. Some interactive displays were not working.

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Newark, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

My mom, 2 sisters and I stopped here before heading up to Naples. We decided to make paperweights. Rodi was great. She explained everything in detail and answered every question we had. Then she worked with each of us individually to create our piece. It was a great experience and we highly recommend it. For a small fee we had... More

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