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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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Leiston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
8 attraction reviews
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
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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Costa Mesa, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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london
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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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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.

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