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Mark Payton Glass Center @ The Glassworks Bldg

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Glass artistry using a torch

We watched the artist create a glass figure from glass rods and then an “imploded” flower—a flower... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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Great experience talking to Mark Peyton

The artist being here and blowing glass while we were there made it come alive. The hot room was... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2017
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Glassworks houses the Mark Payton Glass Center and Flame Run. See live demonstrations in Glassblowing and Flameworking on our daily tours. Make a project in our Walk-in Workshop. Shop around in one of our two galleries. Hours are 10-5pm Monday...more
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815 W Market St, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40202-2654
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We watched the artist create a glass figure from glass rods and then an “imploded” flower—a flower within a glass sphere. The artist involved the buyer, but taught all of us watching. An interesting experience!

Thank Droplet1927
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I visited on a Saturday morning and made a hummingbird ornament with the help of Mark Payton (owner). I first watched him work with another customer to create a flower pendant and made sure to explain the process and steps. During my experience Mark was...More

1  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed June 5, 2018

My wife and I had a lot of fun working on a Christmas Tree ornament. Ornament came out great. wife was reluctant, but had fun. Got some great pictures. After the ornament was finished it had to be fired in the kiln and shipped to...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Great experience here! Designed my own glass tray. So many colors and types of glass to choose from. Never felt rushed. Worked with Mark on a flame flower design. Roll, pull and push... so fun! Pic is before it is finished (melted). Can’t wait to...More

Thank NicMarNic
Reviewed December 30, 2017

I have been to other glass studies and museums in the past so when I brought my mother to this place, we were both expecting it to have lots of different glass sculptures, glass vases, art, etc on display. Instead, we found a very small...More

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

What a treat to see a working glass factory! The gallery is gorgeous and watching the artists work is fascinating.

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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife have attended the flame your own workshop on multiple occasions and have enjoyed every minute of it. Mark is a true professional.

Thank TheRealJTForReal
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We got to Glassworks about 20 minutes after they closed the class section, but the owner Mark was still there and offered to stay late to allow us to do the fire your own glass art. We had a group of 4 and did the...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

The artist being here and blowing glass while we were there made it come alive. The hot room was closed but you could see artist at work thru the windows! He sells pieces from 10 dollars and up! Fun!

Thank 957gaylee
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

My daughter went with her granny and made a glass "bug". She loved it. They had her make it and then they agreed to mail it to us at home. Thumbs up on this one.

Thank Anna C
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