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Address: 706 E Mason St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3313
Phone Number:
+1 805-965-1541
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12:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Make something beautiful: in our private glassblowing class for two with an...

Make something beautiful: in our private glassblowing class for two with an item to take home. A stone's throw from Stearn's Wharf rests Saul Alcaraz's studio, Santa Barbara Art Glass, where you'll discover blown glass is functional art -- and that you're capable of creating a masterpiece.

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Amazing new experience!

My friend took me on a birthday surprise to a private class, and it will forever be one of the best birthday presents I've ever received! I was pleased how educational the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gina M
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend took me on a birthday surprise to a private class, and it will forever be one of the best birthday presents I've ever received! I was pleased how educational the experience was. Saul (owner, instructor, artist) is very patient and has a passion for the "functional art" he teaches. I would recommend this class to everyone looking for... More 

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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saul, the owner, glass blower, and instructor, is AMAZING. He will not let you flounder in your task of making a glass masterpiece! I went to SB Art Glass with a group of 6 and we all made something, which was really cool. And when I say we all made something I mean we were really gathering glass, blowing into... More 

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Thank princessinchica... .
Elmhurst, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome educational and fun experience. Awe inspiring to see an artist at work who also enjoys teaching about his craft. Family multi generational business that was one of the highlights of our vacation!

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Thank cathyn224
Bakersfield, California
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278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I did a "private couples class," and we were both very pleased with the experience. Saul was very clear in his instructions and patient when we didn't execute them properly. He corrected our mistakes, so each of us was able to make something that will not embarrass us to show our friends. We highly recommend this experience!

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Thank Bruce H
sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear Bruce H, Thank you so much for your kind review. Hope to see you again in beautiful Santa Barbara. More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My girlfiend and I had an amazing time!! Saul was a great teacher and very knowledgeable. He let's you do most of the work, so it make's the expirience more unique and fun. I would recommend it to anyone!!!

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Thank Taylor A
sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear Taylor A, Thanks for sharing your experience with our tripadvisor's friends. Hope to see you again in our Studio. More 

Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This was a great experience. Saul was very helpful and knowledgeable. My husband and I booked a private class. We both got to pick our items, our colors, and make our own pieces. I can't wait to go again.

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Thank Kassandra531
sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear Kassandra, Thank you for your review. See you guys soon! More 

Santa Barbara, California
1 review
Reviewed 29 January 2017

First time ever glass blowing and it was the greatest experience ever. Saul is beyond talented and showed me an amazing time. I got to pick my colors and made a glass bowl. This is a must do if you are ever in Santa Barbara! Thank you Saul, I will never forget this!

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Thank lauteriok
sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear lauteriok, Thank you for your visit to our Studio. It was a pleasure teaching you the art of blowing glass. Hope to see you again in beautiful Santa Barbara. More 

Thousand Oaks, California
1 review
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My teenage daughter and I did the beginner class recently, and it was so much more fun that we expected. It was so worth it. Saul is such an expert at it, but is very patient and reassuring while you're experiencing something completely new. Despite his years at it, Saul is still passionate about his artistry and it shows. I... More 

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Thank jorgeosul
sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear jorgeosul, Thank you for your visit to our Studio. So glad you enjoy your class time and thank you for sharing your experience with our tripadvisor's friends. Hope to see you again soon in beautiful Santa Barbara. More 

Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Glass blowing is both easier and harder than I expected. My instructor made it easy and fun--but the trick is to relax, and I couldn't! I was too excited about working with these dynamic materials, the blazing hot fire, and the promise of having pieces to display forever. I loved the experience AND the pieces I made. I'm going to... More 

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear Umbeijo, Thank you so very much for sharing your experience with our triadvisor's friends. So glad that you experience the magic of glassblowing! see you soon. More 

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of the most enjoyable unique experiences that I was able to share with my husband for our anniversary...Saul Alvarez teaches toy and let's you make your own design..you choose what you want to make, choose your colors and he ALLOWS YOU to do the work. He only helps when you need it, and only in the parts... More 

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear Angie C, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with our Tripadvisor's friends! Hope to see again in beautiful Santa Barbara. More 

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