Amy was our instructor and she was fantastic. She throughly explained the safety procedures, the history of glass and more during our four hours of glassblowing. My girlfriend and I did this as part of her "bucket list" trip to Alaska. I've been to Seattle several times and wanted to "do something different" and let me tell you, this totally fit the bill. We each were able to make a paperweight, two ornaments, a bowl and a flower during our four hours.....we LOVED this and I think we were glassblowers in a previous lives. If you do only one thing, make it this one thing!! We will be talking about this experience for years.