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Manchester Hot Glass

79 Elm Street, Manchester, VT 05255
802-362-2227
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Ranked #2 of 11 Shopping in Manchester
Type: Shops, Shopping
Owner description: Manchester Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio & gallery in Manchester, Vermont. Check out our...
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Type: Shops, Shopping
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
32 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
50 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

After reading others' reviews of Hot Glass, how could we resist this place when we visited Manchester for school vacation week?! Both Andrew and Molly were unbelievably patient with the 4 of us while walking us through the equipment, the process and finally our own projects. We had a few days to figure out what we wanted to make leading... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband, mother in law and sister in law all made a stunning piece of glass with Andrew. It was a lot of fun and well worth paying a little extra to make something other than a paperweight. I made a beautiful carafe which I have thoroughly enjoyed using at home. Andrew is a funny guy who keeps you entertained... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Once in a lifetime experience!! Took the two hour class with Andrew and Molly- they are amazing, knowledgeable, and gracious - several times I almost "lost" the piece I was working on, and they stepped right in and saved the day. Totally worth your time and cost of class - you'll be glad you did! Thank you Andrew and Molly... More 

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