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Address: 79 Elm Street, Manchester, VT 05255
Phone Number: +1 802-362-2227
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Super fun experience. Suitable for older children too!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
Wilton, Connecticut
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Wilton, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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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.

Thank Heather_325
Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
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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 

Thank flowergal1400
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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 

Thank JLKinney
San Jose, California
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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.

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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122 reviews
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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.

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.

Thank Monica R
Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This business assists you in having an experience of a lifetime. You get to blow your own glass paperweight or bowl. I have never been to any place that offered you this experience. It was fantastic!

Thank elblwilliams
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Our family of 4 including 2 boys (ages 11 & 13) took a glass blowing class yesterday. The experience was amazing! Andrew and Molly were both fun to work with and knowledgeable. Our finished projects were beautiful works of art and everyone was happy with them. Andrew's shop is filled with so many beautiful pieces, he is definitely a master... More 

Thank Caroline G
New York, NY
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

A favorite destination for all of our out of state guests for glass blowing classes -- they have fun, learn something about glass blowing, work directly with Andrew the artist -- we decided to look at Andrew's store for a unique gift to take to friends in Asia. Hit the jackpot!!! There are so many things to choose from! So... More 

Thank mommak201
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Andrew and Molly were great. They both had a great sense of humor the entire time and explain the process to glass blowing with clarity. Hoping to go back again when to try the 2 hour session

Thank Kelly V

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