We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tacoma Glassblowing Studio

114 S. 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
253-383-3499
Website
Improve this listing
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
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Write a Review

77 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    71
    5
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Long Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naples, Florida
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Livermore, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Costa Mesa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My mom, nephew and I did the Glass Blowing Experience and WOW what an experience. You get to pick your design and colors and than make it, with the help of your instructor. They are so patient and knowledgeable and they are shipping ours home for us. Definitely recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
london
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

after seeing the museum it was very interesting to see how they make glass objects and the amount of work that goes into them.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

While in Tacoma I walked down to the water and found the museum. Was happily surprised to find some nice glass art, but what I really enjoyed was the demonstration area. You can view while a pice of glass is worked on. To see how many people can work so well together on one piece of glass is fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
san diego
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was given this as a gift for Mother's Day, and have never blown glass before. It was so exciting. I got to work one-on-one with one of the glassblowers, but even before that, you can browse the samples and decide what to make. Vase, bowl, glass pumpkin, and other various choices were among the really cool selection one can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
279 reviews 279 reviews
63 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My favorite No. 2 daughter and I visited the Glass Museum and the Glass Blowing Studio. Incredible displays of worldwide artists was very immersive. Add to this the live glass blowing display which was cherry on top.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eugene, Oregon
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stopped in to watch the glass blowers, but found it so interesting we stayed for 2 1/2 hours. . . . amazing!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Asotin, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Bridge was amazing, staff in gift shop very helpful. Event going on in main lobby area, so couldn't tour glass studio. We will catch it next time

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Tacoma Glassblowing Studio also viewed

 

Been to Tacoma Glassblowing Studio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Tacoma Glassblowing Studio, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing