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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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Our family tries to sample local culture when on vacation and a trip to Tacoma must include glass blowing. The studio was a few blocks from our hotel and accessible from the free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our family tries to sample local culture when on vacation and a trip to Tacoma must include glass blowing. The studio was a few blocks from our hotel and accessible from the free tram that runs through the downtown area. The entire staff at the studio was both enthusiastic and encouraging as they guided us through the process. Each member... More 

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Lathrop, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Came up from Central California to visit my son and he had made plans for us to do this. Nice experience. Very friendly, patient and helpful group. We were there on 6/13/15 and we've already booked another experience in 3 weeks when I'm back up again. I'm hooked! Thanks Tacoma Glass Studio for an enjoyable and memorable time.

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Loved, loved, loved my experience here. So much fun and such a friendly environment. They even shipped my creation to me since I was flying out same day, and it makes me smile every time I look at it!

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Los Angeles, CA
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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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
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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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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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Address: Address: 114 S. 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: +1 253-383-3499
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma

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