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Hands On Glass Studio

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Address: 124 Crystal Ln, Corning, NY 14830-1861
Phone Number: +1 607-962-3044
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Specialties

All ages are welcome to enjoy a hands-on experience with glass!...

Specialties

All ages are welcome to enjoy a hands-on experience with glass! As young as 2yrs old can blow an ornament, or pumpkin. Teens and adults can also participant in a one-on-one lesson to make a paperweight. You'll cherish your treasure and the memory of making it. Unique and affordably priced. Glass gifts made by local artists also available in our retail area.

Hands-on activities are available year around by appointment, day and evening hours available. Please call to schedule your appointment!! We are handicapped accessible, and have ample parking. For more information or directions please visit our website.

History

Established in 1990.

Hands-on Glass was originally founded in 1990.

It was the first public access studio in Corning, N.Y.

offering instruction in glassmaking for all ages

and levels of experience.

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Wineglass Half Marathon weekend.

We jumped at the chance to participate in the glass blowing activity. It was fun to watch and actually work with the professionals. Making your own glass art was a very unique... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
BeachWalker143
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Lewes, Delaware
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something to pass some time away along with wanting a unique experience. We got that. They are very personable. My wife and I had a lot of fun, I will say I wish there was a little more hands on other then just doing all the blowing of the glass but hey I guess we gotta... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I signed up for a glass blowing experience and it was interesting, if not a little less than what I expected. At the time I was there you could choose to make an ornament or a pumpkin. You can pick from about a dozen color mixtures, but you cannot custom choose your colors. Your participating consists of watching as someone... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We jumped at the chance to participate in the glass blowing activity. It was fun to watch and actually work with the professionals. Making your own glass art was a very unique experience. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Mount Laurel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We brought our kids here on vacation. I have never heard of such a a place available before. We were able to get an appointment for 40 minutes after we called. All the kids loved it, 14,12 and 10. They ship our ornaments to us. It cost less than I thought too. Great experience.

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We (3 members of our family) had a private glass blowing session. The individual was very informative and was willing to answer any questions. We blew pumpkins and then picked them up the next day. Gave the true feeling of glass blowing. We were at Corning which was more of a commercialized glass blowing production. This is much better for... More 

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Painted Post, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a great place to get real hands on glass experience with a wonderful instructor. We've done a few of the museum offerings and this is a must do, much more hands on than at the museum.

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Painted Post, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had relatives come out for a visit this past week end. We signed then up, one made a flower and the other made a figurine. They had such a great time, they loved it! I would highly recommend this for 6/7 years and up. They work right with you, and of course safety first. It's so nice to have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Anyone near the fingerlake region should stop by this local place and have a first hand experience on hand blown glass projects. Rodi was very friendly and professional and our projects came out so beautifully. Next time we are around the area, we will definitely stop by again.

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Williamsville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

On a recent trip to Corning, I enrolled my grandchildren, ages 6 and 9, in a "small glass fusing class". They both decided to make suncatchers. I should note that I made advance reservations for these projects on-line. I would strongly suggest this, as the studio seemed very busy on the day we were there, and this seems like a... More 

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Recently visited Hands on Glass Studio on return trip from Niagara Falls to PA. Rodi was extremely accomadating and patient with our group of six aged from 12 - 64. . The paper weights were shipped within three days and the results were not what we expected...much prettier than anticipated. The experience was very interesting and informative. I only wish... More 

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