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“This is a must do!”

Manchester Hot Glass
Ranked #2 of 18 Shopping in Manchester
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Owner description: 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.
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“This is a must do!”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We went to Manchester Hot Glass on our family vacation to Vermont and had a wonderful time! Our 8 year-old made a very cool paperweight, our 12 year-old made a bowl and my husband and I made vases. Andrew is awesome with adults and kids alike -- he even gave us restaurant suggestions! He is an excellent teacher and an amazing artist!! We love the pieces we made and loved our experience even more!

Visited August 2013
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Wilton, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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“Great experience”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

My 19 year old daughter and I took the 2 hour class on a recent trip to VT. We wondered in one day when Andrew was teaching another class and were completely fascinated! We had such a great experience that we were telling everyone we saw about it.

Andrew warns you about his sense of humor, so buyer beware. My daughter and I found him amusing. He is a very good teacher, clear about instructions. We did a lot of things, and with his help they came out great. Because you are working with hot glass, you have to pay attention and for safety reasons, he has to stay on top of what you are doing. Even when I made the same mistake a second time with one of the tools, he corrected me with humor and a smile.

Molly, his assistant was very friendly and sweet. Without their guidance throughout the entire process, we would not be able to display our work. I recommend the class to anyone with an interest, unless they are easily insulted.

Visited July 2013
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Margate City, New Jersey, United States
1 review
“A Fantasy with training wheels!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

My sisters and I had always wanted to try our hand at glassblowing. We are fairly creative people who have dabbled in various art forms, but glass was always a fantasy...always seeming way beyond us. We found Manchester Hot Glass online and planned our four day trip around our class. We were each able to make four pieces that looked pretty awesome. Andrew and Molly held our hands and talked us through each step of the way so that we always felt safe and were able to produce great pieces, but also stood back so that we could work on our own and mess up just a bit to feel like we were actually making glass on our own! It was a terrific experience--wonderful for anyone looking for anything just a little bit different and creative -- and affordable for the experience and the pieces you walk away with.

Visited July 2013
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“Telling everyone I know about Manchester Hot Glass”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

My older sister and I wanted to surprise our middle sister with something fun to celebrate her 40th. She had mentioned that she had wanted to take a glass blowing class which my older sister remembered. After doing some research we found Manchester Hot Glass in google. I called to make an appoinment and had a great conversation with Andrew the owner. He also gave suggestions for places to stay and eat. We planned our whole trip around this class and we were not disappointed. It was SO MUCH FUN and a great value. We each made two paper weights, a glass and we chose to make vases as our object of choice. Both Holly and Andrew were great. Yes, Andrew is a loud mouth New Jersey guy - but hey I married one so we were all very entertained by him and his humor! The class went by so quickly which was truly the only disappointing thing about it - we all wish it was longer! At lunch (which Andrew had suggested Thai Basil) we tarted posting photos on Facebook and all our friends were asking where it was. I highly recommend making an appoinment at Manchester Hot Glass if you are in southern Vermont.

Visited July 2013
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“Awesome time, awesome teachers.”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Andrew and Molly were great instructors and very fun at the same time. Witty humor and knowledgeable instruction guided our two hour lesson. It was the highlight of our trip to Vermont and we can't wait too get our pieces in the mail! Highly recommended to anyone in the area.

Visited July 2013
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