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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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So much fun!!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Auburn, Washington
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Arlington, Virginia
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24 reviews
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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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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Fife, Washington
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went to their store to see what they had for sale. Beautiful items we bought several and are happy with them.

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Tacoma Glassblowing Studio was recommended highly by some of our business associates. SO GLAD that we took their advise and did this! From the second we arrived we were treated "like family". We picked the pieces that we wanted to create and then we selected our colors. Once that was done we were ushered into the blowing studio where... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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