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Bay Area Glass Institute

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635 Phelan Ave, San Jose, CA 95112-2508
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bbon2ur wrote a review Jan 2019
San Jose, California134 contributions30 helpful votes
BAGI moved to History Park the corner of Phelan Avenue and Senter Road in San Jose. It is a fully operational glass blowing studio- almost a factory of different styles and types of glass blowing. During the hours they are open there is always some blowing- and they like to talk about what is happening. A great physics intro for young people. Classes are offered quarterly.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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mariamhennessy wrote a review Jun 2018
San Jose, California79 contributions16 helpful votes
This institute was started over 20 years ago by glass artists who needed more time to perfect their art than given to them at SJSUC. They built forges, aneiling ovens and started training others interested in the art of glass. A homegrown institution that has a vibrancy that is inspiring.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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BobbyCsaplar wrote a review Apr 2018
San Jose, California21 contributions7 helpful votes
We received a bowl-making, glass-blowing class as a gift. I was actually not looking forward to the class because the idea of the roaring hot furnaces was frightening to me. The instructors demonstrations and encouraging guidance throughout the process made the experience safe and fun. I not only wound up with a bowl I will proudly use, but I also stretched my own boundaries - that felt wonderful!
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Date of experience: April 2018
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smilesesq wrote a review Mar 2018
California376 contributions81 helpful votes
I took my 11 year old to do the "Shape a Bowl" class here 2 weeks ago and we had a wonderful time. I wasn't sure what to expect and was nervous, but Jared was a patient and funny instructor. He was there every step of the way so I could ask questions or he'd step in and twirl the glass blob before it dripped unevenly. We both had a great time and would definitely return to take another class. They're quite full as I already looked into a paperweights class and a garden ornament class. I highly recommend this unique experience!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Eulalie Chap wrote a review Apr 2017
San Jose, California123 contributions74 helpful votes
I went to Bay Area Glass Institute with some friends to do the "Shape a Bowl" class and it was a great experience. The instructors are really knowledgeable. They make sure to demo in details what you will be doing and guide you through every step of the process. They make sure that you will be going home with a decent bowl while still giving you a little freedom to focus on the work you are doing. It is a great activity to do on a weekend with your friends, a fun get together! Tip: pick a day that is not too hot outside as it can get quite hot inside
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Date of experience: April 2017
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