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Thames Glass

688 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6735
+1 401-846-0576
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Blow your own glass orniment

Super friendly, and helpful. They explain how it is done, then take you back to the studio where... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maplewood, New Jersey
Loved making my ornament

Went with a small group of friends and we all enjoyed making our ornaments and paperweights, it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Long Island, NY
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We are open for the year and offer glassblowing lessons most days. Please call for available time slots or come watch the glassblowers working. See their finished hand blown glass pieces at Thames Glass Glassblowing Studio & Gallery. Hand Blown Glass by Matthew Buechner since 1981.
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688 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6735
+1 401-846-0576
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Super friendly, and helpful. They explain how it is done, then take you back to the studio where the furnaces are. They walk you through the process but you make your own ornament, vase or paperweight. This was really an unique experience. It takes two...More

Thank firebirdinc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a small group of friends and we all enjoyed making our ornaments and paperweights, it was so much. It's not cheap to do, but it's a great souvenir and we learned a lot about glass blowing.

Thank momto3longisland
ThamesGlass, Guest Relations Manager at Thames Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you came in to try glass blowing! You are right, great experience and souvenir all rolled into one! Please tell your friends to come as well. Thanks so much!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had visited Thames Glass in the past but not for many years. Great location and easy street parking. The staff are great and very helpful. We purchased two pieces and placed an order for a third.

Thank Jean W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I with our adult daughter did a glass blowing lesson here. We made Christmas tree ornaments, but you can also do vases or paperweights. The lesson felt safe and informative. I would have been nervous with younger kids because everything was sharp...More

Thank TKevPao
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Matt helped me blow this beautiful glass vase at the shop! I got to pick the colors, blow it, shape it, the whole nine yards, but with lots of help and encouragement. I've done ornaments and a paperweight as well, but this was the best....More

Thank Reed B
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Bucket list experience for my wife and three daughters. The staff was great, and I got to watch and photograph the whole thing from in the studio. Everyone got to pick their own colors, then participate in the step by step process to create a...More

Thank Buddy V
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We come every year and make an ornament at Thames glass. Shane has helped us each time and is very patient with us . We look forward to doing a case on our next trip. One good thing to know is that it takes time...More

Thank ElisaStrole
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I went there last week with my family. We had a great time making paperweights. My daughter was a bit nervous about doing this as it involves a very hot furnace. Shane was very nice and patient with us. Totally recommend doing this. It was...More

Thank gibbonn3
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great to go there around the holidays wnhen you can see glass ornaments emerging from a glow being made before your eys

Thank sandra r
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great time making a vase and enormous paper weight with Shane! You really learn a little bit of the artistry and techniques required. I've been to glass blowing experiences before, but here they involve you in all parts of the process -...More

Thank Ellen P
ThamesGlass, Manager at Thames Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thanks for coming in, Ellen! We'll see you again with the kids!

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17 March 2016|
Response from Aardvark47 | Reviewed this property |
You can go to their website: thamesglass
22 December 2014|
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Response from ThamesGlass | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in “making your own glass” at Thames Glass. It is $38 to “make your own glass ornament” with lots of help from a skilled glassblower, which takes about 10 minutes, $65 to make a paperweight... More

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