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Hands On Glass Studio

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Address: 124 Crystal Ln, Corning, NY 14830-1861
Phone Number: +1 607-962-3044


All ages are welcome to enjoy a hands-on experience with glass!...


All ages are welcome to enjoy a hands-on experience with glass! As young as 2yrs old can blow an ornament, or pumpkin. Teens and adults can also participant in a one-on-one lesson to make a paperweight. You'll cherish your treasure and the memory of making it. Unique and affordably priced. Glass gifts made by local artists also available in our retail area.

Hands-on activities are available year around by appointment, day and evening hours available. Please call to schedule your appointment!! We are handicapped accessible, and have ample parking. For more information or directions please visit our website.


Established in 1990.

Hands-on Glass was originally founded in 1990.

It was the first public access studio in Corning, N.Y.

offering instruction in glassmaking for all ages

and levels of experience.

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We (3 members of our family) had a private glass blowing session. The individual was very informative and was willing to answer any questions. We blew pumpkins and then picked... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We (3 members of our family) had a private glass blowing session. The individual was very informative and was willing to answer any questions. We blew pumpkins and then picked them up the next day. Gave the true feeling of glass blowing. We were at Corning which was more of a commercialized glass blowing production. This is much better for... More 

Thank Lizzard67
Painted Post, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to get real hands on glass experience with a wonderful instructor. We've done a few of the museum offerings and this is a must do, much more hands on than at the museum.

Thank lmaecostello
Painted Post, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We had relatives come out for a visit this past week end. We signed then up, one made a flower and the other made a figurine. They had such a great time, they loved it! I would highly recommend this for 6/7 years and up. They work right with you, and of course safety first. It's so nice to have... More 

Thank Teresa P
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Anyone near the fingerlake region should stop by this local place and have a first hand experience on hand blown glass projects. Rodi was very friendly and professional and our projects came out so beautifully. Next time we are around the area, we will definitely stop by again.

Thank jasminscent
Williamsville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

On a recent trip to Corning, I enrolled my grandchildren, ages 6 and 9, in a "small glass fusing class". They both decided to make suncatchers. I should note that I made advance reservations for these projects on-line. I would strongly suggest this, as the studio seemed very busy on the day we were there, and this seems like a... More 

Thank Stanleymaxwell
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Recently visited Hands on Glass Studio on return trip from Niagara Falls to PA. Rodi was extremely accomadating and patient with our group of six aged from 12 - 64. . The paper weights were shipped within three days and the results were not what we expected...much prettier than anticipated. The experience was very interesting and informative. I only wish... More 

Thank jpyle2016
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Our family made a variety of blown ornaments and paperweights. Although none of us are particularly artistic, every project turned out beautifully. Rodi was a wonderful instructor! She clearly described the process before we began and walked us through each phase, ensuring it was a safe, educational, and enjoyable experience for everyone. I highly recommend this activity!

1 Thank Julia F
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

We visited Hands On Glass Studio last week with our Down Syndrome son and 2 of our grandchildren, ages 8 and 13. I must say that we had a wonderful experience. Rodi is very patient in explaining details to the participants. Both our son and grandchildren loved blowing their own glass ornament and pumpkins. They turned out beautifully. I would... More 

1 Thank lyn s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

On Thursday July 7, my husband and I brought our 3 grandchildren to the Hands on Glass Studio to blow glass. We had our 'glass' shipped to us and it arrived in 1 week in perfect condition. The care taken in packing and shipping was obvious and much appreciated. Our experience at the studio was wonderful. The children (ages 14,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

My daughter and I made paperweights here and it was a blast! For years I have wondered how those swirled-color glass paperweights were made, and now I know! We called ahead when we knew when we would arrive in town and scheduled a session. It was much less expensive than I expected for hands-on, individual instruction. Rodi is a very... More 

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