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Bay Area Glass Institute

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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San Jose original blown glass artists

This institute was started over 20 years ago by glass artists who needed more time to perfect their... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
San Jose, California
Great New Experience

We received a bowl-making, glass-blowing class as a gift. I was actually not looking forward to the... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
San Jose, California
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19 Jun 2018
“San Jose original blown glass artists”
8 Apr 2018
“Great New Experience”
This organization was established in 1996 to promote glass art.
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635 Phelan Ave, San Jose, CA 95112-2508
+1 408-993-2244
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This institute was started over 20 years ago by glass artists who needed more time to perfect their art than given to them at SJSUC. They built forges, aneiling ovens and started training others interested in the art of glass. A homegrown institution that has...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We received a bowl-making, glass-blowing class as a gift. I was actually not looking forward to the class because the idea of the roaring hot furnaces was frightening to me. The instructors demonstrations and encouraging guidance throughout the process made the experience safe and fun....More

1  Thank BobbyCsaplar
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I took my 11 year old to do the "Shape a Bowl" class here 2 weeks ago and we had a wonderful time. I wasn't sure what to expect and was nervous, but Jared was a patient and funny instructor. He was there every step...More

Thank smilesesq
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I went to Bay Area Glass Institute with some friends to do the "Shape a Bowl" class and it was a great experience. The instructors are really knowledgeable. They make sure to demo in details what you will be doing and guide you through every...More

Thank therealEulalie
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We went to the October glass pumpkin patch glass event at Santana Row. They had so many beautiful glass pumpkins made by a variety of artists. They were for sale. We found our favorite. We went on Day One when they were finishing setting up...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

Wow! Assisted by pros, you're introduced to the basics of glassblowing then get explicit assistance to produce a piece that looks so professional you may wonder if you really created it. Yes, you did. With patient input from some craftsmen who know the field. Only...More

4  Thank dapinca
Reviewed 17 December 2014

Although a small workshop, but it is good for 2-3 people to visit or 2 dozens to have a team-building event. The glass blowing section captures the most attention, but the glass fusion section at the back is where to show individual creativity. Blow glass...More

3  Thank Phil Y
Reviewed 5 July 2012

Excellent opportunity to see glass being worked by professional in a live arena...everyone was friendly and wiling to answer questions.

4  Thank Jan B
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