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Hands On Glass Studio

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Address: 124 Crystal Ln, Corning, NY 14830-1861
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+1 607-962-3044


All ages are welcome to enjoy a hands-on experience with glass!...


All ages are welcome to enjoy a hands-on experience with glass! As young as 2yrs old can blow an ornament, or pumpkin. Teens and adults can also participant in a one-on-one lesson to make a paperweight. You'll cherish your treasure and the memory of making it. Unique and affordably priced. Glass gifts made by local artists also available in our retail area.

Hands-on activities are available year around by appointment, day and evening hours available. Please call to schedule your appointment!! We are handicapped accessible, and have ample parking. For more information or directions please visit our website.


Established in 1990.

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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This was a great place to blow your own glass. Nice as it is small groups. Made a beautiful pumpkin that sits in my window.

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Sally W
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was a great place to blow your own glass. Nice as it is small groups. Made a beautiful pumpkin that sits in my window.

1 Thank Sally W
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I was really skeptical when our car's nav system directed us down what seemed to be an ally and to a building that looks like an old warehouse from the outside. Also skeptical when we went inside -- definitely not much to look at. But I was blown away (pardon the pun) by how much both my wife and I... More 

3 Thank Wedgewood
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something to pass some time away along with wanting a unique experience. We got that. They are very personable. My wife and I had a lot of fun, I will say I wish there was a little more hands on other then just doing all the blowing of the glass but hey I guess we gotta... More 

Thank Wher2nxt_214
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I signed up for a glass blowing experience and it was interesting, if not a little less than what I expected. At the time I was there you could choose to make an ornament or a pumpkin. You can pick from about a dozen color mixtures, but you cannot custom choose your colors. Your participating consists of watching as someone... More 

2 Thank 3RedDoxies
Lewes, Delaware
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

We jumped at the chance to participate in the glass blowing activity. It was fun to watch and actually work with the professionals. Making your own glass art was a very unique experience. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

1 Thank BeachWalker143
Mount Laurel
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We brought our kids here on vacation. I have never heard of such a a place available before. We were able to get an appointment for 40 minutes after we called. All the kids loved it, 14,12 and 10. They ship our ornaments to us. It cost less than I thought too. Great experience.

Thank David P
Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We (3 members of our family) had a private glass blowing session. The individual was very informative and was willing to answer any questions. We blew pumpkins and then picked them up the next day. Gave the true feeling of glass blowing. We were at Corning which was more of a commercialized glass blowing production. This is much better for... More 

Thank Lizzard67
Painted Post, New York
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a great place to get real hands on glass experience with a wonderful instructor. We've done a few of the museum offerings and this is a must do, much more hands on than at the museum.

Thank lmaecostello
Painted Post, New York
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had relatives come out for a visit this past week end. We signed then up, one made a flower and the other made a figurine. They had such a great time, they loved it! I would highly recommend this for 6/7 years and up. They work right with you, and of course safety first. It's so nice to have... More 

Thank Teresa P
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Anyone near the fingerlake region should stop by this local place and have a first hand experience on hand blown glass projects. Rodi was very friendly and professional and our projects came out so beautifully. Next time we are around the area, we will definitely stop by again.

Thank jasminscent

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