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Tacoma Glassblowing Studio

114 S. 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
253-383-3499
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Ranked #1 of 37 Attractions in Tacoma
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

fun to watch; could have questions answered, felt up close to the process; could watch from any angle.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Really enjoyed the visiting artist (young woman from Australia) and the commentary about what was happening each step of the way.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We thought we were going to the Museum of Glass, but stumbled upon this little shop instead (they helped us navigate the walk to the MOG). We got to meet some of the local artists, and they were awesome to talk to. They love their craft, and are very gifted artists. So glad we saw this place, even if it... More

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Leiston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's a beautiful building from the outside and best reached by the bridge where you walk under Dale Chihuly's amazing glass displays. Inside the museum the highlight is the demonstrations of glass blowing, and you feel the heat, even high up in the viewing theatre. I have been several times. There are beautifully curated changing exhibitions and a shop where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Don't miss a chance to experience the art of glass blowing. Brian, our instructor guided us through an amazing experience. Our lesson was organized, safe and very timely. Plan 45 min./per person. I'm hooked. I'll be going back again.

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Skip the sparse displays, paid parking, and expensive gift shop at The Museum of Glass and head seven blocks southwest to Tacoma Glassblowing Studio where you can get up close and personal with the entire glass blowing process. Once there you can sign up for one of their affordable classes to get a hands on experience you won't soon forget... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Having blown glass in Denver, this experience topped them all. The shop is very well run and friendly. I signed up after finding them online and visited them while on vacation in the area. I was impressed with cost for the pieces and experience....AND they shipped them home, safe and sound. This is way better than paying for a glorified... More

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Nice shop with local artist works. Bought a few pieces and very happy with them. I will definitely return again next trip. They even offer classes to design your own artwork!

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Naples, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

First time doing this and definitely will not be my last. My sister treated my husband and I during our visit to Tacoma and we will have an ever lasting memory of our time together. Brian, our instructor was amazing. His passion as an artist really is reflected in how helpful and hands on he was during our time at... More

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Livermore, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The hands-on session at the Tacoma Glassblowing Studio was truly memorable. The people were great and extremely friendly. They were very patient starting with my intial phone call where I asked about the two different packages .. even going to measure how big the pieces were for each package. The location of the studio is in the beautiful Tacoma downtown... More

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