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Thames Glass

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Address: 688 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6735
Phone Number: +1 401-846-0576
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We are open for the year and offer glassblowing lessons most days. Please...

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 Glass by Matthew Buechner since 1981.

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A Fun Thing To Do

My Husband and I had a great time learning and participating in the process of making glass globes. Our instructor, Amanda, was terrific and patient. We have our crafty pieces... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My Husband and I had a great time learning and participating in the process of making glass globes. Our instructor, Amanda, was terrific and patient. We have our crafty pieces displayed at home now.

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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time i ever attempted to blow glass and they made the experience a ton of fun, and very real. They were great at teaching you along the way about glass blowing, but at the same time letting you try and play with the tools, glass, and of course furnaces while at the same time making sure... More 

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked two glassblowing sessions at Thames Glass with our adult children. Shane was an amazing teacher and a lot of fun to work with to create a one of a kind memento of our trip. It was easy to book in advance and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience!! I would highly recommend this activity!

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Thank 29Travelmaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on the top of my list of places to see when I booked my trip to RI. We got there early and watched the glass blowing. They even have classes you can take to learn how to blow glass. I have a beautiful fish on my mantle to remember my trip here.

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Thank Susan H
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where else can you blow glass and make your own keepsakes?! More than worth the money, you can make your own souvenirs and have fun doing it! Amanda was great as she took us back and helped us create our pumpkin and Christmas ornament. The process to arrange shipping was effortless. Make your reservations early! In a town with many... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had rented a private home for our family vacation. In between swimming and enjoying kite flying, we decided to try the glass blowing . It was great!! We made ornaments symbolic of our Newport trip! We loved the whole experience! The staff was wonderful. Highly recommend it!

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ThamesGlass, Manager at Thames Glass, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming! Hope to see you again soon. Your recommendation means a lot! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all chose the ornament glass blowing experience. It was a good balance between how much you get to do vs. the instructor helping. Friendly staff and knowledgeable. Overall we had a great time and the ornaments turned out beautiful.

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Thank Pdberta
Aurora, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of first stops in Newport. I had called several weeks in advance to get an afternoon reservation for my 7 year old son to make a glass ornament. They were very pleasant and answered all of my questions. Once we arrived they explained the process and took my son and I into the back to start his... More 

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Guilford, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had always wanted to blow glass and got the opportunity at Thames Glass! It was quick and very reasonable, too! George was my instructor and in 15 minutes, with his help, I had blown a beautiful glass ornament. When I returned to the hotel, my husband and his brother were envious, so we made an appointment for them the... More 

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Thank JMTrella
Larchmont, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

So glad we took the chance trying to squeeze in a glass-blowing session for my boys, ages 7 1/2 and 9 1/2. They were so kind getting us in before a big group showed up and my kids had a blast! Reservations probably would have been a better idea, but our weekend was being dictated by weather and time of... More 

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