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Thames Glass

688 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6735
+1 401-846-0576
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Fired up!

Bucket list experience for my wife and three daughters. The staff was great, and I got to watch and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Buddy V
via mobile
Treasure to remember our visit

We come every year and make an ornament at Thames glass. Shane has helped us each time and is very... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Albany, New York
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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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688 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6735
+1 401-846-0576
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a great activity to do with the family or friends - How often do you get the experience to be a Glass Blower - Everyone is wonderful they are very willing to give you a great experience! Note do this early on in...More

Thank mac91960
ThamesGlass, Manager at Thames Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

You are right! How many people can say that have blown glass! And have their project come out nicely ( not a doorstop). Please come back and see us again!

Reviewed 9 January 2017

Lovely little shop/artisan that is down the end of Thames away from the main shopping area. Friendly staff. Look for the "seconds" for value pricing!

Thank lacinap1323
Reviewed 19 December 2016

My family of 11 came in today to make ornaments. From my nephew of 9 years old to my father of 67, we all had a wonderful time! Most importantly, my disabled sister had the time of her life and was made to feel so...More

Thank jgelineau2016
Reviewed 16 December 2016

It's a fabulous little shop with a working staff. This studio has been producing hand blown glass for several decades, and it's fantastic to see they have continued this art form. I've been purchasing unique pieces for many years to commemorate weddings, Christmas and housewarming....More

Thank babbettandcaptbill
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We collect art glass along with beautiful ornaments. The studio is small but there were many pieces to choose from. The work area was not in use the day we visited but there is a viewing area to watch the artists work. We chose a...More

Thank Pam C
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How do I find out your price list of items?
17 March 2016|
Response from Aardvark47 | Reviewed this property |
You can go to their website: thamesglass
What is the price of creating your own glass items?
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