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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have had glassblowing before and in the short time I had, I learned so much. I will be back in the Spring for classes. It is worth your time to stop and take a lesson or a class. The staff is friendly and they know what they are doing. It was fun and you get a piece of beautiful... More

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DeKalb, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Take a glass blowing class. it is a fabulous experience. If you every had a desire to try this, do it. They will help, guide and demonstrate until you are comfortable with the process. It was a total blast and highly recommended.

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Austin, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This little studio is well worth a stop. Located in downtown Tacoma, it's easy to get to. The prices are very reasonable - less expensive than at the Museum of Glass. I noticed that they also hold glassblowing classes here. Very reasonably priced.

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Clifton Park, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When my family signed me up for a glassblowing class I was a bit nervous about it to say the least . Art was never my best class in school. However from the very first step to the last one, I was put at ease and encouraged to do my best work. No one fails in this process and your... More

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is amazing. It was fun watching the local glass artist. The displays of hand blow glass HAS to be seen to be believed. It was beautiful. I am a big fan of Dale Chihuly's work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Found this place as we were looking for the Tacoma Glass Museum, and was pleasantly surprised by the friendly and informative staff. Watch glass blowing and purchase beautiful pieces by local artists. If you like Dale Chihully and other glass artists, you'll enjoy this little studio.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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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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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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24 helpful votes 24 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
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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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