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Tacoma Glassblowing Studio

#1 of 11 Tours in Tacoma
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Address: 114 S 23rd St, Tacoma, WA 98402-2903
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+1 253-383-3499

TGS offers visitors a close up view of how hand blown glass is made and...

TGS offers visitors a close up view of how hand blown glass is made and gives guests the opportunity to try it for themselves. The Glassblowing Experience is a one-on-one session with a skilled glassblower where people of all ages and walks in life can create blown glass for themselves. This facility also offers classes, group events, corporate gifts and their glass gallery features very talented local glass

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Excellent customer service!

Judy and I went down recently and did this - afterwards we wondered why we waited so long to do it! It was a great experience, they had 3 professional glassblowers helping... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Judy and I went down recently and did this - afterwards we wondered why we waited so long to do it! It was a great experience, they had 3 professional glassblowers helping customers. We had Jake who was excellent, but they all seemed very professional. He would help where techniques was really needed, but was very good at demonstrating what... More 

Thank jimgull
Beaverton, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Debbie is fantastic! I was able to bring my grandsons on very short notice due to a last minute cancellation. They had so much fun and made amazing projects. I live in Oregon and it is worth the trip up to this studio. They are the best!

Thank medeem
Fircrest, Washington
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Five stars is an understatement. Aside from the incredible gallery of artwork showing the true skill of the artists, the customer service and the experience (truly an experience!) is bar none. Deborah is an absolute pleasure to deal with and is so customer centered I feel like I didn't deserve to deal with such a wonderful person. Glassblower Jake was... More 

Thank philjbas
Trophy Club, Texas
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This was the most amazing experience ever. I was in town for the weekend and my friends have been here before and highly recommended it. When you arrive you get to select your project that you want to make and the design and colors. The staff is very friendly and takes lots of time with you to make sure to... More 

Thank Steven Y
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My family celebrated Christmas by going here and making glass art. They were so awesome with all age groups that we gave our niece and nephew on the other side of the family gift certificates for their Christmas gifts and now all of the other side of family want to go! Great time especially when you would have to pay... More 

Thank Dmguptill
Orange Park, Florida
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This was my third year making something. Love coming here and will do it again next time I visit. Have made 3 different things, bowl, vase and pumpkins. Highly recommend taking a class.

Thank Caroleole
Costa Mesa, California
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38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Seriously! This is so much fun! The staff is so helpful and friendly. This was my second trip and I know I will be back, again and again! A Tacoma must do!

Thank Cvando7
Eaton, Colorado
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Epic experience! If you see the Glass Museum and the Chihuly Bridge or if you have any understanding of the art of glass or glass glowing, treat yourself to an experience at the Tacoma Glassblowing Studio. Whether you stop by just to watch the artists work to the wide variety of experiences they offer- it is a MUST! Be advised,... More 

Thank Debbie B
Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Three stalwart young glassblowers greeted our party of twelve. Individual projects were selected from an array of options. pairing three students at a time with a pro, gave us individualized fail-safe instruction. Waiting your turn and watching was almost as fascinating as being in the moment with your instructor. Projects were left to "bake" and will be available for pick... More 

Thank Cheryl4209
Ventnor City, New Jersey
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Lot of fun thank you Brezzy your the best. I'm new to the area and wanted to try something new and different. I took the intro to glass blowing class. It was a blast making a bowl with a twist. It was so neat doing it. I plane on taking the advanced class to actually get full hands on. For... More 

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