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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
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Specialties

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

Specialties

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.

History

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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Making you own glass

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Teresa P
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Painted Post, New York
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Painted Post, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank jasminscent
Williamsville, New York
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4 of 5 stars 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 

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank jpyle2016
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars 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!

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1 Thank Julia F
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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1 Thank lyn s
Jamestown
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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1 Thank Laura S
Northern Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We stopped because we heard how awesome this will be for kids. It was ok but all the kids got to do was blow 3 times and pick out the colors. We got some photo ops but didn't think it was worth the stop.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is a small independent studio. It is not the glass making studio portion of the museum, as some reviewers have said. It’s in a residential area of town and pretty easy to locate. We made reservations in advance and were the only ones there while we made our items. We made a pumpkin, paperweight, and a selection of ornaments... More 

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