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The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio

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Address: 1304 East Market Street, Suite W, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434-977-9009
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Description: Introducing the only interactive studio of its kind in Virginia... Drop in...
Introducing the only interactive studio of its kind in Virginia... Drop in any time and create one-of-a-kind glass gifts, hand made by YOU. No experience required - we'll show you how!Create beautiful fused glass jewelry, sun catchers, candle holders, picture frames, etc. Make your own sandblasted glasses or plates. There's something for everyone! All ages are welcome. The possibilities are endless!Visit our gift gallery for unique handmade glass art.
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TIme Well Spent

Visiting Charlottesville last week and stopped by the Glass Palette one afternoon. We all had a great time. All but one of us had no experience with fusing glass. The owners... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Dewey C
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Zionsville, Indiana
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Zionsville, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Visiting Charlottesville last week and stopped by the Glass Palette one afternoon. We all had a great time. All but one of us had no experience with fusing glass. The owners took us step by step through the basic techniques we needed to know in order to create our glasswork. The workspace, supplies and tools were all included in a... More 

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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Please visit again on your next trip to Charlottesville! More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I made a platter for my sister-in-laws wedding. She loved it, and we had a lot of fun, Be sure to wash your hands well after you make your art. My husband had a tiny piece of glass on his finger, rubbed his eye, and scratched his cornea. Also, tiny details often get lost in the kiln.... More 

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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review! I am glad you enjoyed your experience with us and that your sister-in-law loved your glass creation. I am very sorry to hear about your husband's injury, however. I hope he has fully recovered. I have not heard of this happening at our studio before, so I appreciate you taking the time to alert... More 

KshTraveler
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were looking for new things to try. Paint your own pottery is a little overdone. This place, this place, is COOL! The ideas are endless and it's really fun to leave a product and not know the final outcome until some time later. The greatest part is that we were from out of town, so the items will be... More 

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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had a great time creating in our studio! Please feel free to post photos of your artwork here or on our Facebook page to give others some inspiration :-) We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to Charlottesville! More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Friendly and helpful staff. Walked you through entire process. They will even mail your project to you. Good for all ages.

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Long Island, NY
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28 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's the middle of February and bitter cold and there's nothing to do in central Virginia. We actually drove from Lynchburg (an hour away) becuase it looked like fun. We were not disappointed! There were five of us - my highschool son, my college duaghter & her boyfriend, my husband & I. It's in an old factory building, no clear... More 

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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this review

Wow, what a great review! Thank you for including so much detail so others know just what to expect when visiting us :-) I am so glad you enjoyed your experience in our studio, and I hope you loved your glass creations when you received them. Please feel free to post photos here or on our Facebook page to inspire... More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the studio, receiving education for the basics upon arrival. We chose a medium sized piece to start, and had fun creating the piece, however this is your artwork and you need to come up with your own design. We had never worked with this media before and needed a few questions answered to get the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Was only in town for a few days. I had never done anything like this before. Was able to walk in and look around before receiving a tutorial on how to cut/shatter/ handle the glass. Wide variety of projects at very reasonable prices. The lady running the pace was just wonderful. And they will ship your pieces to you if... More 

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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to our studio during your Charlottesville trip. Feel free to post pictures of your creations for others to appreciate as well! We hope to see you again when you're back in town. More 

Interlochen
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

When we planned to go to VA I asked friends where there would be a studio I could take a fun class and this is the one they recommended. And it didn't disappoint. It was fun and informative - the owner is very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Troy, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

No experience needed! The people who work here are more than happy (and patient I may add) to help their customers out with their fusion glass projects. You can gleam ideas from the plentiful examples that are sitting around. Anyone old enough to handle sharp glass can do this. I've seen several elementary school kids making amazing pieces. Cost depends... More 

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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review! I am glad you are enjoying your glass making adventures here, and thank you for posting the pictures of your lovely pieces. We look forward to seeing you back in the studio to create your next masterpiece! More 

Great Falls, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a pleasant surprise to find this "walk in" glass studio in downtown Charlottesville! At first when we pulled up we weren't too sure of the area...looked a little rundown. But once we stepped into the massive studio space, I felt like Dorothy exiting her house and entering Munchkinland. The inside space was a spacious array of colors and textures... More 

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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are happy that you and your family enjoyed your experience and are happy with your creations. We look forward to having you back when you are in town again! More 

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