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Address: 114 S. 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: 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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Took several classes

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Seattle, Wa, & Wise, VA
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Seattle, Wa, & Wise, VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in to check this out based on trip advisor reviews. Didn't disappoint, very cool stuff. Plus the employees in the store were very helpful and gave great suggestions for other city stops

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

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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