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The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio

1304 East Market Street, Suite W, Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-977-9009
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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... more » 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. « less
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Roanoke, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I have been to The Glass Palette twice. Once with my daughter and mother-in-law and once with my sister. We had a blast while we were doing it. It is on the back end that things seemed to fall apart at the seam. The first time our items where not ready when promised. The second time my sister was visiting... More

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

I remember you and your sister well, and the lovely mirror we helped her create for her home in Florida. I am sorry to hear that you had a negative experience once you had left the studio. From my recollection the delay in getting her project to her had to do with a lack of communication (or miscommunication?) about where... More

Lititz
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stopped here in the middle of our trip for a creativity break. Wonderful studio who takes walk in customers. Judy has sample projects that you can do in an hour. She will fire them for you and mail them to you if you are only in town for the afternoon. Wonderful experience and very helpful. I'm sure you will... More

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Esmont
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Cara and Maria are wonderful teachers and artists- their shop is unique, fun for everyone of all ages and talents. The Glass Palette is a special place- every hour spent here is an hour well spent. . . don't miss it!

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

Judy, Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoy your time here with us, and we hope to see you again soon! More

Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My mom, sisters and I wanted a special activity to share to celebrate my younger sister's 50th birthday. I found The Glass Palette in Charlottesville, VA. What an amazing find! The mother-daughter team - Maria and Cara - who own and run The Glass Palette were terrific! They teach you how to cut glass and put your talent, or lack... More

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Dumfries, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I visited the Glass Palette on one afternoon and enjoyed myself immensely. Maria was extremely helpful with instructions on how to create a one-of-a-kind piece of glass art. As I don't live in Charlottesville, the studio will mail my finished piece to me, once it has spent time in the kiln. I'm really looking forward to displaying the piece in... More

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Stafford
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

My husband and I are new to the area and were looking for something to do together this weekend. What an amazing time we had~! It was fantastic to see my "engineer" husband take a look at his Right Brain! We had so much fun, there was great conversation, such a relaxed atmosphere and for less that the cost for... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
24 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I enjoyed my time here and came out with a cool piece, but wasn't overly impressed. If you have lots of people who know what they are doing, you'll have a great time. And the staff do try to make it accessible. But for someone who hadn't done this before, it was a bit daunting.

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

I am sorry to hear that you did not feel as comfortable in our studio as we would have hoped! We try to be as helpful and encouraging as possible, and create an environment for people of all ages and skill levels to enjoy. Most of our walk-in customers are children and adults with little to no art experience, so... More

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