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Address: 706 E Mason St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3313
Phone Number:
+1 805-965-1541
Today
09:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Make something beautiful: in our private glassblowing class for two with an...

Make something beautiful: in our private glassblowing class for two with an item to take home. A stone's throw from Stearn's Wharf rests Saul Alcaraz's studio, Santa Barbara Art Glass, where you'll discover blown glass is functional art -- and that you're capable of creating a masterpiece.

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I loved my glass blowing lessons!

Glass blowing is both easier and harder than I expected. My instructor made it easy and fun--but the trick is to relax, and I couldn't! I was too excited about working with these... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Umbeijo
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Glass blowing is both easier and harder than I expected. My instructor made it easy and fun--but the trick is to relax, and I couldn't! I was too excited about working with these dynamic materials, the blazing hot fire, and the promise of having pieces to display forever. I loved the experience AND the pieces I made. I'm going to... More 

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear Umbeijo, Thank you so very much for sharing your experience with our triadvisor's friends. So glad that you experience the magic of glassblowing! see you soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of the most enjoyable unique experiences that I was able to share with my husband for our anniversary...Saul Alvarez teaches toy and let's you make your own design..you choose what you want to make, choose your colors and he ALLOWS YOU to do the work. He only helps when you need it, and only in the parts... More 

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear Angie C, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with our Tripadvisor's friends! Hope to see again in beautiful Santa Barbara. More 

Woodland Hills, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My husband and I love to watch glass blowers create. We have always wanted to do it and now we did! Saul was great! Aside from being a nice person he is a great teacher and very talented! He demonstrated and then let us do it. He assisted as needed. It was a wonderful experience and would do it again!

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear soozeq1_13, Thank you for your kind review and sharing your time in our Studio. Hope to see you again soon in beautiful Santa Barbara. More 

Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Saul was not teaching today, so we were able to watch him craft and blow a magnificent vase. Felt extremely lucky to have the opportunity to watch skill! An artist at work indeed.

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Dear Gwenjohns2016, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with our tripadvisor friends. Hope to see you back in our studio. More 

Marbella
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I like experiencing new activities while travelling and this glass blowing afternoon was one of our favourites. Saul and his son made it a special day. With patience and perseverance we all were able to complete a bowl or paperweight! It is not as easy as it looks but they make sure you are a success!

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Dear BornfreeMarbella, Thank you for sharing your experience with our tripadvisor friends. Hope to see you again in our Studio. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst visiting the Santa Barbara area we decided to indulge in a new experience and chose to make a hand blown glass piece at the family run, Santa Barbara's Art Glass. We were fortunate enough to be taught by the owner Saul who made the session fun and informative. Our session was hands on the the processes and techniques were... More 

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Dear Blueskye70, Thank you so much for your review and sharing your time in our Studio! More 

Tarrytown, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I had an amazing glass blowing class with Saul. He was an excellent and very calm teacher, was incredibly knowledgable, communicated well, and had me working on making my bowl in no time. I would definitely do this again and have already recommended SB Art Glass to my Cali friends.

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Dear Kmmarc, Thank you so much for sharing your class experience with our tripadvisor friends! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I took the glass class and made my own paperweight!!! What fun!!! Since I have a paperweight collection, I had to make my own since I was in the area. It was wonderful!!!! Saul was so helpful and my paperweight turned out beautiful. I stayed after class to watch him blow some pieces for a custom job he is doing... More 

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Dear FortWayneDisney52, Thank you for your visit! It was truly a pleasure meeting you. Hope to see again in beautiful Santa Barbara. More 

Chester, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We were looking for a fun, but challenging experience for our family which included two 60+ and three 20+ year old adults. Taking glass blowing lessons with owner Saul and son Steven seemed daunting at first, but proved to be an enjoyable and very satisfying experience. After an introduction by Saul, Steven taught us how to blow or manipulate molten... More 

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Dear Travel07930, Thank you for sharing with our tripadvisor friends your experience in our Studio. Hope to see you again in beautiful Santa Barbara. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

My husband and I were looking for an art glass piece with specific colors and size. The artist, Saul, said "let's just create one for you"! Before I knew it, the colors were chosen, and the experience of watching the artist form the glass in the 2000 degree oven while performing a kind of ballet from station to station was... More 

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Dear Paul, Thank you so very much for kind review! It was a pleasure having you in our Studio. More 

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