Hands On Glass Studio, Corning

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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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  • We had a fantastic time here making our paper weights and glass blowing. We visited the Corning museum and did the sand blasting however the experience at Hands on Glass was by far a much greater expe...  more »
  • I read reviews about the studio and wanted something more personable for my 2 younger daughters as well as myself to make some pieces. I spoke to the owner, Rodi on the phone to arrange for the sessio...  more »
  • We made pumpkins for fall. So many colors to choose from and different color for stem clear, light green and dark green. You blow your own ornaments or pumpkins.  more »
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  • The patient one-on-one attention that each customer receives makes the experience extra-special. If you want to have a great, unforgettable glass-blowing experience, this is the place to go! The small staff bends over backwards to meet the needs of everyone, even when you arrive as a large group. Set aside enough time to truly enjoy and learn from the experience! You will be amazed by your final product!
  • What an amazing experience! The staff here is wonderful and extremely knowledgable and the owner is very sweet and accommodating! This is a great affordable activity that can fit into a schedule of hiking or other local adventures without taking your whole day. Be sure to call ahead!
  • Extremely rude employees. Very disrespectful and entitled. If you are passing through Corning and this place pops up do yourself a favor and don't stop in. My guess is most of the positive reviews are locals. The employees ignored us, talked on the phone and did NOT want to sell us anything. I feel bad for whoever owns this business. They had some pieces for "sale" but good luck trying to buy anything. I have travelled the world and this is one of my worst experiences at any business. I am an avid hand blown glass collector but I would not recommend this business. Hopefully you see my review and don't waste your time with these people like I did. Two thumbs down. I wish I could give it zero stars.
  • Hannah was excellent! She is very informative and helpful. I did a paperweight class with her and had the best time! I would defiantly take more classes!
  • Fun for all ages. The staff is great. Highly recommend Hands on glass.

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