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Manchester Hot Glass

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Address: 79 Elm Street, Manchester, VT 05255
Phone Number:
+1 802-362-2227
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Manchester Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio & gallery in Manchester,...

Manchester Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio & gallery in Manchester, Vermont. Check out our popular Glassblowing 101 class and learn the craft yourself!Having read a few not so hot reviews I would like to add that Glass making is not a slow process. We work with HOT Glass and to do so you need to keep moving. I dont rush people, I work at a pace that is nessassary to make quality glass.

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A must do

My wife and myself found the absolute best thing to do in Manchester. Give yourself some time. Kick back and create a memory. Cant go wrong.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
shelby65MO
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New York
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New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and myself found the absolute best thing to do in Manchester. Give yourself some time. Kick back and create a memory. Cant go wrong.

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

Three years ago, my girlfriend and I spent our first Valentine's Day together in Manchester, and did the Glassblowing 101 course (just the two of us, with two instructors, for two hours). It was the standout highlight of our trip and we've since referred a handful of friends and family members to visit Andrew at Manchester Hot Glass - everyone... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

I didn't plan ahead on our last trip to VT and forgot about making a reservation or look into a class for the glass blowing studio, which I had seen the last time I was in Manchester. I called the morning of while driving up to see if there were any openings ; there were not. Decided to just stop... More 

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White Plains, New York
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

We booked the Glassmaking 101 class -- two hours, two people, six objects -- and we had a blast. Andrew and Molly take their craft seriously, but make the experience fun and interesting. They start by giving you a few exercises to get you used to the tools and tasks you will need to do during the class, and work... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Very cool glassblowing experience. My 7 year old was able to make her own beautiful paperweight. Owner is entertaining and fun.

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Thank Heather_325
Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Made a reservation with Andrew Weill to make paper weights for my husband and I as it was our anniversary weekend and we wanted to remember our trip to Vermont-it was hands-down the most fun I had that weekend and Andrew is a master craftsman! it is worth the time and the money to make a unique piece of artwork... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

My wife and I spent an hour or so with Andrew making a glass bowl. The entire experience was very cool (well, temperature was really hot) - besides the hands-on experience, we learned a lot about the process. The main draw might actual be Andrew himself - he's a big hearted guy, who was funny, irreverent, informative - we bonded... More 

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San Jose, California
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We really wanted to see this place in action BUT ... it was closed. Coming from a city, we weren't prepared for off season closing. Understandable but disappointing.

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Thank Margaret S
Andrew W, Owner at Manchester Hot Glass, responded to this review

So sorry to have missed you... Please contact us next time, we're happy to give guidance on our hours, or direct you to our facebook page or website.... google has our hours posted...trip advisor too. We will also eschew family time to be open by Appointment on days off - simply contact us. As a mom & pop shop, we... More 

Holland, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We both took the glass blowing class for a vase or bowl. It was a ball and our pieces are beautiful. Really hot in the glass blowing room, so wear light clothes. Also good to wear non-elegant top so it doesn't get dirty.

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Thank terryw678
Red Hook
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16 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Took a class with a group of six friends. Never expected it to be such a great, memorable experience. With help we each made a bowl or a vase, all of which turned out beautifully. And we were laughing and having the best of times. Andrew is quite a character, which he warns you about from the beginning. Highly recommend.

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