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Manchester Hot Glass

Address: 79 Elm Street, Manchester, VT 05255
Phone Number: 802-362-2227
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Ranked #2 of 13 Shopping in Manchester
Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Manchester Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio & gallery in Manchester, Vermont. Check out our...
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Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Manchester Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio & gallery in Manchester, Vermont. Check out our popular Glassblowing 101 class and learn the craft yourself!Having read a few not so hot reviews I would like to add that Glass making is not a slow process. We work with HOT Glass and to do so you need to keep moving. I dont rush people, I work at a pace that is nessassary to make quality glass.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Jean & I had a fantastic session with owner Andrew Weill and his assistant, Molly on 02/05/15. We were total novices when we first went in, working with our first "glob" of molten lava glass, but under Andrew's tutelage (complete with urgency, shouting, laughing and having fun), we learned how to blow glass paperweights, glasses and vases (all of which... More 

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Riverdale Park, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Beautiful glassware. Handmade pieces are really worth the investment -- but be ready to invest! Only Christmas ornaments were under $20.

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Seacoast NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We needed something to do on a rainy day during our ski vacation. Went in with a group of 16 including 8 kids ranging 6yo to 18. We had a blast. Made 5 paper weights, a vase and a pint glass. Andrew was great. He kept the attention of even the youngest in the group for nearly two hours. We... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Who would ever think of glass blowing as something you could or would want to try yourself ? I went here with a group from my company as a team builder and had a blast. Andrew and Molly really guided us through the process and helped to create something beautiful as well as a one of a kind vase. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a very popular attraction... and once we got there, we can see why... We didn't book well enough in advance so the only time available was the 30 minute paperweight session... It was fun... the staff was friendly (What up, Andy?!) After you make the paper weight, it takes a day to cool, so you have to pick... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A group of 22 scrapbookers recently attended Manchester Glass as one of our outings on our week long visit in Manchester, Vermont. Quite a number of us decided we wanted to make our own vase, bowl, paper weight or carafe. We signed up and were able to blow our own item under the careful guidance and direction of Andrew (owner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My wife and I took the 2 hour class on our honeymoon. Andrew and his team were up front about what was going to happen in our class. He warned us he was going to be a little gruff and expect a certain amount of quickness in learning and execution. The glass cools quickly so it's important you can follow... More 

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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151 reviews 151 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Before we knew it, we'd gone from casual observers, watching them blow glass fish, to artisan in training! Over the course of less than an hour (and for around $100), the owner/artisan stopped his day to show us how it was done! The level of personal involvement was high, but he firmly guides you through the process. Blew a bowl!... More 

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Hattiesburg
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171 reviews 171 reviews
36 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took the 2 hour private class for 2. We got to make 4 pieces each in time frame. There is a lot of one way communication. You can only work with hot glass for a short period of time! So if you can't multi task or you have the iq of a pumpkin..don't go! If you love glass you... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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226 reviews 226 reviews
56 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Andrew's dry wit was only outdone by his expertise. His assistant, Mike was super helpful - these guys are a great team offering a very unique experience. We made vases, rocks glasses, beer pints, and pitchers....they shipped it all home for us. Very fun experience! Try it!

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