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We are open for the year and offer glassblowing lessons most days. Please call for available time slots or come watch the glassblowers working. See their finished hand blown glass pieces at Thames Glass Glassblowing Studio & Gallery. Hand Blown...more
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Glass pieces are beautiful and once you see how much work is involved in crafting them you can appreciate them more and understand the prices.especially enjoyed the glass blowing glass given individually with the glassblower where I blew and made my own ornament with his...More
Stopped in after dinner, as it was one of the few places still open. Got a quick lesson in working with glass. Wanted to take one of their classes, but just didn't have enough time. Great selection of pieces and the prices were good. Friendly...More
We spent a long weekend in Newport and our time at Thames Glass was a memorable event. We scheduled our lesson for a Friday and that allowed us to pick up the finished project on Sunday. Every member of the family ended up with a...More
We love this little shop and have finally taken the lessons. It was wonderful and exciting. Our teacher, I wish I remembered his name (younger, dark hair in a pony-tail) was great. There were three of us that took the lessons, two teens and myself....More
One of the best and most unusual vacation activities we have ever done was to get a lesson and then blow our own glass ornaments at Thames Glass. Owner Matthew Buechner gave us idiot proof instructions and help while creating our ornaments (which even had...More
My girlfriend & I went to Thames glass for a lesson. We chose to create two small ornaments. The prices appear a little extensive but you also get to keep the ornaments. The lessons show you the skill needed and the methodical techniques used to...More
This store has so many beautiful hand-made pieces for a great value. I always thought glass was expensive and I see why it is. I booked a private glassblowing lesson for my girlfriend and I couldn't be happier with our experience. It is truly an...More
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Thank you for your interest in “making your own glass” at Thames Glass. It is $38 to “make your own glass ornament” with lots of help from a skilled glassblower, which takes about 10 minutes, $65 to make a paperweight... More
Thank you for your interest in “making your own glass” at Thames Glass. It is $38 to “make your own glass ornament” with lots of help from a skilled glassblower, which takes about 10 minutes, $65 to make a paperweight which takes about 20 minutes, or $175 to make a vase (or floppy bowl) which takes about 45 minutes, all with lots of help from a skilled glassblower. The glassblower will give you some color choices and you can select two or three colors (including white). The piece that you make will be a simple, beginner design – a basically round ornament or paperweight or a simple, small (approx. 6 inches tall) vase from a few basic design choices. One never knows exactly what the finished piece will look like and the fun of it is in the experience and in the surprise when it comes out of the oven!
The glass takes 2 days to cool, at which time you may come back to Thames Glass to pick it up, or arrange for us to ship it to you for $12 anywhere in the continental US for the first ornament or paperweight, plus $2 for each additional ornament or paperweight to the same address, or $18 to ship a vase. When your piece comes out of the oven, we will sign it with your name @ Thames Glass, so be sure to give us the correct spelling of the name you want on your glass.
We often book up, so it is a good idea to make an appointment. Please give us a call with payment to reserve a time (fully refundable if you cancel at least 48 hours before your scheduled appointment). However, if you do not book ahead, we do take walk ins and last minute bookings if there is space available! It is a fun experience and you get to keep what you make!
If you decide not to make any glass, we would still love for you to come to our shop to see our glass gallery of the glass that we make here on the premises, and to watch the glassblowing, which we have most days except Wednesdays (when we usually melt the glass)-- there is no charge for watching the glassblowing.
We will be open through Sunday, January 5, and then we will be closing for the season, re-opening sometime in the late spring.
We look forward to seeing you! Thanks so much!
Thames Glass Glassblowing Studio and Gallery
Newport, RI 02840