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“Beautiful Glass” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sunspots Studios & Glassblowing

Sunspots Studios & Glassblowing
Ranked #1 of 1 Tours in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Watch Art Happen at Sunspots Studios! See live glass blowing demonstrations daily until 4pm. Open 7 days a week. Our gallery/gift shop is filled with colorful hand-blown glass made in our studios. Vases, bird feeders, oil candles, drinking glasses, ornaments and more glitter in our gallery. Blow your own ornament with the assistance of one of our glass blowers. We also carry local and American artisan-made jewelry and accessories, including Alex and Ani jewelry. Don't miss Virginia's most unique shopping experience.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Glass”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

A beautiful collection of hand blown glass. Many decorative pieces as well as functional pieces.
Outside the showroom in the studio, bleachers are set up for viewing of glass blowing demonstrations. Gallery has many windows which shows off the beautiful glass. I bought several gifts and several seasonal pieces. Visited mid October. Beautiful collection of pumpkins and gourds in many different colors. Looking forward to another visit in 2014.

Visited October 2013
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Gloucester, VA
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135 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Nice attraction in downtown Staunton!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

I could have spent a fortune in this spot and even though we caught the end of a glass blowing demonstration, it was very informative and interesting. I recommend you check out this spot and yes, they will ship!

Visited October 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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156 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“If you appreciate glass art”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is a large gallery/shop, filled with natural light that shows off beautiful glass creations. Vases, bowls, jewelry and other objects are displayed to their advantage in this spacious gallery, and the staff is very helpful. We did not get to see glassmaking in progress during our visit, but I was able to get a jump-start on Christmas with the purchase of a unique gift. They asked if I was buying a gift, and wrapped it for me without being prompted...great customer service! Purchases are available in a range of prices, and I look forward to visiting Sunspots again when I am in Staunton.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Bill H
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Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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260 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A little disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We live in Virginia Beach and are fortunate enough to have a wonderful glass collection at the Chrysler as well as their outstanding glass studio. We were disappointed by the objects offered for sale - not many unusual things - mostly glass things we see in any gift shop.

Visited September 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fascinating to Watch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Free to watch the glass artists as they work. They were happy to answer questions and talk to guests. The glass art gallery/shop is enormous and has some beautiful pieces, however all too expensive for me on a tight budget. Nice visit though, worth the time.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Kristin R
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