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Sunspots Studios & Glassblowing

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Address: 202 S. Lewis Street, Staunton, VA 24401
Phone Number: +1 540-885-0678
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Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Watch Art Happen at Sunspots Studios! See live glass blowing...
Watch Art Happen at Sunspots Studios! See live glass blowing demonstrations daily. Open 7 days a week. Our gallery/gift shop is filled with colorful hand-blown glass made in our studios. Vases, bird feeders, oil candles, drinking glasses, wine goblets, and more glitter in our gallery. Blow your own ornament with the assistance of one of our glass blowers. We also carry local and American artisan-made jewelry and accessories, including Alex and Ani, and PANDORA jewelry. Don't miss Virginia's most unique shopping experience. Come feel our furnaces a' blazing. See the magic of hot glass.
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love to watch the glass blowing!!

They have interactive class I just found it! And they always have so many beautiful things!! Great to stop by after the farmers market out when you are shopping down town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Stuarts Draft
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

They have interactive class I just found it! And they always have so many beautiful things!! Great to stop by after the farmers market out when you are shopping down town.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Visited Sunspots for the Hot Glass Festival. I loved watching the artists manipulate the glass and go from a hot "blob" to an ornament or a vase...just fascinating to watch it all come together!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Sunspots was a spur of the moment stop and was well worth it for the education on glass blowing and watching the many different methods of preparing different mixes to produce a particular color of glass. Prices of finished pieces are a little salty, but the education and watching the glass blowing is free.

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Madisonville, Kentucky, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My entire family enjoyed watching the artist create two glasses with handles. I could have watched all day.

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Martinsville, Virginia
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65 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Even if you could only look around the gallery it would be well worth the trip. BUT, if you have time to sit in on one of the blowing sessions, do so. It is amazing to see them do their craft.

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Dtown
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Seth Hendrick was amazing! We watched him as he worked. He explained every step of the glass blowing process. I highly recommend stopping by and supporting the local glass blowers!

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The shop was filled with all of the beautiful glass, which was lit to perfection by natural light. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the very talented glass blower. I would recommend this as a stop on your visit to Staunton.

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Arlington, VA
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We have been to Sunspots many times. They have expanded beyond just glass and now have several kinds of jewelry and some charming fabric purses. But the real reason to visit, we discovered, is to head for the glassblowing studio in back and watch Seth making glass pieces and explaining what he's doing as he does it. His skill is... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We visited with the idea of popping in quickly to view the shop and leave. Wrong...Watching the artists create their art was mesmerizing. You really can appreciate the value of the pieces when you watch all that goes into each piece. They will tell you what is going on and are open for all kinds of questions.

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Staunton, VA, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Visited for long enough to see the glass blowers at work. Good variety of items for sale at a wide range of prices.

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