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Tacoma Glassblowing Studio

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Address: 114 S. 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: +1 253-383-3499
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Description: TGS offers visitors a close up view of how hand blown glass is made and...
TGS offers visitors a close up view of how hand blown glass is made and gives guests the opportunity to try it for themselves. The Glassblowing Experience is a one-on-one session with a skilled glassblower where people of all ages and walks in life can create blown glass for themselves. This facility also offers classes, group events, corporate gifts and their glass gallery features very talented local glass
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Fun and unique experience

We had a wonderful time at the Tacoma Glass Blowing Co. Everyone there was nice, helpful and willing to offer their opinion when asked. We never felt as though they tried to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had a wonderful time at the Tacoma Glass Blowing Co. Everyone there was nice, helpful and willing to offer their opinion when asked. We never felt as though they tried to upsell us on better or bigger pieces. And our glassblower, Ben, I believe, was extremely personable, and shared or explained all of the steps to making each of... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

All the gals in our office did one of their glassblowing workshops and it was excellent. We liked the fact that there was an option for everyone. Float, dish, plate, pumpkin, vase, and such. There were three glass blowers working with us one-on-one and it was awesome! We definitely plan on coming back to do the big glass float with... More 

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Seattle, Wa, & Wise, VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was my second time taking a class. This was a two day course. The instructors have all worked at the glass museum and/or with other famous artists such as Dale Chihuly. They are knowledgeable, patient and make your work look good. It was not only an inspiring learning experience. But I went home with 4 beautiful pieces which took... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A great experience for the whole family. You can see up close a real skill that should not be lost. A creative glass/mind blowing experience!

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California
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1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We were staying with friends in Seattle, and were frankly more than a little surprised when they said we were coming here. It was astounding to watch!

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Puyallup, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fun time! Help when needed. Beautiful product! Choice of design and colors. Small class size. Must return for your product after it has cooled.

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Dayton, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The day we visited, the owners husband had taken all the glass blowers out fishing with him so we could not participate in any activities. We did note that there are usually demonstrations and even hands on classes where you can make your own sculpture. The owner is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Good selection of items to browse through, you... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in to check this out based on trip advisor reviews. Didn't disappoint, very cool stuff. Plus the employees in the store were very helpful and gave great suggestions for other city stops

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have had glassblowing before and in the short time I had, I learned so much. I will be back in the Spring for classes. It is worth your time to stop and take a lesson or a class. The staff is friendly and they know what they are doing. It was fun and you get a piece of beautiful... More 

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DeKalb, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Take a glass blowing class. it is a fabulous experience. If you every had a desire to try this, do it. They will help, guide and demonstrate until you are comfortable with the process. It was a total blast and highly recommended.

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