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The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio

Address: 1304 East Market Street, Suite W, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434-977-9009
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Introducing the only interactive studio of its kind in Virginia... Drop in any time and create...
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Virginia
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32 reviews 32 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 

Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Several friends and I came here when they ran a Living Social deal for the BYOB class. We had a lot of fun creating our pieces (I can't wait to see how they turn out!), and the class was run pretty well, especially given how large it was (30 people or so). They were great about getting tools for us,... More 

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

Thank you for your review - I am glad you enjoyed the BYOB Glass Art Evening, and I hope you were pleased with your glass art creations! I remember the evening well, it was the busiest one we have had due to the Living Social deadline ending and our attempt to let everyone make use of the full value of... More 

Culpeper, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I am lucky enough to live fairly nearby and am thrilled to have discovered the Glass Palette recently. Talk about creative fun! The large studio is full of intriguing, gorgeous demo projects and the tough part is deciding what to do. Jewelry, bowls, vases, dishes, sun catchers, mounted art pieces; if you can imagine it you can make it here.... More 

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

Thank you for the glowing review! We love our "regulars" and are happy to have your support and enjoy watching your creativity expand as you continue to create projects and take classes! We look forward to seeing you in the studio again soon - and please feel free to post your pictures so others can see the beautiful artwork that... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Came here on a cold January day with my wife. Maria was wonderful in explaining everything to us about how easy it is to make glass art, and putting our minds at ease with it. After some instruction, we chose what we wanted to make and off we went, limited only by our imagination. You can use however much material... More 

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

I am glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your experience at our studio, and thank you for your review! We are working on creating better signage so hopefully we will be easier to locate for your next visit :-) We hope to see you both again for a project or a class! More 

florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

When my friends and I were planning a girls' weekend in Wintergreen / Charlottesville, Virginia, I looked up attractions on my trusty tripadvisor.com and found The Glass Palate, and what a find it was!! It is located in a fun outdoor (pedestrian only) mall that is great to peruse once you are finished making your masterpiece. The place was busy... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review - I am very pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your experience with us, and I hope you will visit our new, larger studio on your next trip! More 

virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

After a quick lesson on glass cutting, you are free to create whatever you like. Jewelry, various sized dishes/platters, window hangings etc. Endless possibilities. You pay for your basic item then create whatever you like. Cost includes "cooking" and you go back a week later and pick your item up. Fun to do with kids or friends. Not for very... More 

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