Seattle Glassblowing Studio

Seattle Glassblowing Studio

Seattle Glassblowing Studio
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Visit Downtown Seattle's premier glassblowing studio and watch LIVE glassblowing by world class artisans! Seattle Glassblowing Studio specializes in glassblowing classes, offering: beginner lessons, workshops and hands-on experiences in our hot shop. Browse our elegant gallery for original hand-blown glass artwork or commission your own original piece. Our gallery features glass bowls, vases, sculptures, jewelry and much more! The rainbow of colors will stimulate your senses and provide you with an unforgettable experience - sure to be a highlight of your visit. Seattle Glassblowing Studio is located in the Belltown neighborhood of Downtown Seattle, underneath the Monorail at 5th Ave and Bell St. The studio is open 7 days a week. Admission is free!
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mrsjcope
Rogersville, TN23 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Stumbled into this shop. We got there too late to see any live glass-blowing but enjoyed strolling through the shop. Many of the pieces were wayyyy out of my price range but they were so beautiful! I appreciated that there were so many different artists, with different aesthetics were featured. My husband bought me a piece and we had it shipped home since I didn’t want to risk breaking it in our luggage
Written June 30, 2022
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Luv2TravelFarNWide
Phoenix, AZ1,235 contributions
Aug 2021
This glass blowing studio has some absolutely gorgeous pieces (large and small) of glass for sale. And they have artists actually working the furnaces and glass, which is fascinating to watch.

Or, you can pay for a class where you personally learn how to blow glass, design and work your own personal piece! Really patient and helpful staff.
Written August 26, 2021
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Liz T.
Lincoln, NE22 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We did a create 2 hot shop experience and it was so much fun. Ronnie was a wonderful guide and I would recommend asking for him if you book a glass workshop. Pieces take 2 days to cool and be picked up but they do offer shipping to your home as well if you are on a quick trip or just don’t trust yourself with breakables at the airport.
Written June 23, 2022
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World Passport
Los Angeles, CA720 contributions
Dec 2021
There were not that many people there the day we were there. Maybe because of the holidays. Every items they sell in the store is super expensive. About 2 years ago when we went to Quebec city, the Glassblowing store there have more items and much more affordable.
Written January 8, 2022
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fsumtnguy
Port Townsend, WA92 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We have lived in Wasjington omly since Thanksgiving, and obviously, half of that time has been consumed by coronavirus. My husband gave me (us) this experience for Valentines Day, and happy we chose a a pectacular dunny day for our visit. First, everyone wss so friendly and courteous. We helped create a beautiful bowl and Japanese fish float. The learning experience was fantastic and the studio work room is impressive. We cant wait to receive our shipped art work next week. Thanks for a fun afternoon!
Written July 15, 2020
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Annie M.
Washington DC, DC12 contributions
Jan 2020
Took a glassblowing class here and made a beautiful bowl with the help of my instructor there, Mollie. She was super helpful and patient, and not only made the process easy to learn and do but also very fun as well! They also shipped the finished product to me which was really nice of them. Would definitely love to go again the next time I'm visiting the city!
Written January 16, 2020
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Kristen W
Saint Joseph, MI22 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
Did the 30 minute class with my husband. Our instructor was very helpful. We had a blast. Ask for the Groupon deal without buying the Groupon.
Written April 30, 2017
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Tofurry
Renton, WA835 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
My husband and I decided to take my son to places around Seattle that he had never been to during his mid-winter break. This was one of his "surprise" activities for the week. I found a groupon for "Blow your own Glass" lesson for $79 rather than the regular price of $150 so we thought that was a great deal.

My son chose to make a paper weight. Ronnie (his instructor) was a really cool guy. Ethan was able to choose colors for the paper weight, "design" the pattern of the swirl that was inside the glass piece using the tools available and help in the whole process. I was actually surprised that he was able to do as much as he did! He had a ton of fun and we pick up the piece tomorrow so that will be a great keepsake!

The glassblowing studio/store has a cafe/bakery adjoining it and a window so you can eat and watch the glassblowing that is going on. We didn't eat there but it would be fun for a family meal.
Written February 25, 2017
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JupiterCherry
Seattle, WA243 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
I lived next to this studio many, many years ago, and since then I had always wanted to take a lesson there. Finally, my husband treated me for my birthday this year. We had a private 4 hour session with Phillip and it was everything I hoped it would be and more!

First of all, it was surprisingly hands on. From other reviews I'd read, I assumed we'd just be watching for well over half the time. Not true! We actively made every single one of our pieces. Phillip would actually get the glass from the furnace and remove the finished items, but the coloring, heating, blowing, and shaping was all work that we got to do. It was intimidating at first, but by my second piece, I didn't need so much of his direction anymore!

They tell you you'll be able to make 3-6 pieces in 4 hours. We managed to make 8 pieces. They're smaller pieces, but we got a wide array of items (2 paperweights, a double walled bowl, a single walled bowl, a drinking glass, a pumpkin, a vase, and a shot glass). Phillip let us make absolutely anything we wanted to make in any colors, and only gave input if something would look odd (like two colors that wouldn't blend well).

There was another couple next to us with a different instructor. They made much larger pieces than we did in the same time, but the instructor did almost all of the work himself. I guess if you're just trying to get some big, nice items, you can let the instructors handle it, but to me, doing the work yourself is the whole point.

I was thrilled that none of our pieces broke while cooling (but keep in mind, it's certainly possible). They were ready to pick up two days later, and everything came out beautifully!

In the lobby, they have many items for sale. I compared the prices of like items to what we made, and had we purchased our pieces instead of making them, it would have been more expensive than the entire lesson. In other words, this lesson is an amazing deal - think of it as paying for the supplies, and then you get the instruction and experience practically free!

Also, I have to commend Phillip. He said he's only been at the studio a month or so, but he was a total pro. They should do whatever they can to keep him there, because he was a great teacher.

Last note is that you do not have to take a class to enjoy this place! As I said, there is a sales floor, but in the glassblowing area, there are also chairs set up for people to simply drop by and watch for a while. We were at the station right in front of the chairs, and over the 4 hour session, at least 40 people cycled through to watch our adventure! There's also an attached cafe with a small seating area looking onto the studio.
Written September 4, 2016
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pismopete
Pismo Beach, CA20 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
I bought a groupon that allowed my wife to be shown how to blow a glass bowl. It was a highlight of our trip. The amazing thing is how much you actually do yourself. She got to turn the class in the kiln, dip it into the colors to tint it, and blow into the tube while the artist/instructor shaped it. She really felt like a glass artist. Our instructor was a natural teacher, and explained how to be safe and successful. The atmosphere is very casual, like the working studio it is. Well worth it. a truly unique experience!
Written January 25, 2015
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