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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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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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EXCELLENT Experience from Start to Finish!!!

Our experience was amazing! ALL the people at TGS are so kind and so patient! Stop reading and GO :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Our experience was amazing! ALL the people at TGS are so kind and so patient! Stop reading and GO :)

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Thank Tzebarth
Seattle, WA
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I was pretty excited to take my first glass blowing class but assumed it would be more of a watch and learn and do a few tiny token movements. That was not the case! My teacher was Chris and he is absolutely wonderful! He talked me through all the steps, explained why things are done, jumped in at the "important"... More 

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Thank minkie2
Seattle, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Great glass pendant lights, yard art, glass balls, and more. This time of year, they have lots of glass pumpkins.

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Thank Cathleen J
McMinnville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Great prices-best anywhere in the Greater Seattle area. Friendly. Ready to help and make suggestions. I had so much fun! The only down side was that they 'lost' two of my pieces. The remakes were with a less qualified (new?) gaffer and not nearly as nice as the ones made with Ben. The owners and staff are very friendly and... More 

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Thank Ann M
Paris, France
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Boring. Unless you are in this artsy stuff, please stay away. It has a kind of cute artifacts but watching them create it is not my cup of tea.

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Thank lungiwala
Lakrwood, WA
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We gifted our grandchildren with glassblowing experiences as each reached the appropriate age. It was a wonderful family experience. Parents, grandparents and kids enjoyed it very much. Now they have a video and a beautiful piece of glass art to help them remember a really fun time. Good value for a priceless memory!

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1 Thank 127dorothy
Indio, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I signed up for the one hour hands on workshop with creating a beautiful glass piece (one of thirteen to select from for $65). Making the appointment was a breeze and I arrived a little early to fill out one sheet of information. Then began the process of selecting which piece I wanted to make and which colors to use;... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It's an interesting process to watch glass being blown, shaped and colorized. But as a traveler, it's not a great experience because if you pay the fee to be a novice blower (staff does most of the work), you can take your piece home the same day as the glass needs to cool down which takes about a week. So... More 

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Jeannine S, Owner at Tacoma Glassblowing Studio, responded to this review

We think that once you try glassblowing it changes the way you look at glass. Our instructors are all expert glassblowers themselves (each has been the featured artist at MOG) and they let guests do as much as possible while keeping guests safe from hot glass and creating a nice piece. The glass is hot it's 900-1200 degrees when we... More 

Auburn, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Wife and I made one of a kind glass plates for out 18th anniversary. Fantastic teacher and staff, lots of fun too. We will definitely go back.

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Spanaway
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you want a family experience or if you wanted to do glass blowing this is the place to go to get some hands on glass blowing. You can make yard art, plates ,bowels etc. They also offer classes for you to take. We have made this a family event when our kid's come to see us sometimes twice a... More 

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