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Thames Glass

688 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6735
+1 401-846-0576
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Informative, Interesting and Fun!

We participated in making an ornament as part of an artisan package through Admiral Fitzroy's Inn... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert M
Fun glass blowing experience.

My daughter and I decided to try something different on our mother/daughter getaway to Newport... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Freehold, New Jersey
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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 3 weeks ago

We participated in making an ornament as part of an artisan package through Admiral Fitzroy's Inn. We were not sure what how it would be. The artisans who gave us our lesson and helped us with the process were knowledgeable, patient and made us feel...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 27 October 2017

My daughter and I decided to try something different on our mother/daughter getaway to Newport, Rhode Island. We never knew how to blow glass so this was a perfect choice for us. The shop has beautiful displays. We decided to make our own glass ornament...More

Thank Pati227
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This place is awesome! We both made glass ornaments. It was the coolest experience. Mark, our instructor, was patient and made us both at ease. I would have never thought that we would have such a remembrance of our trip. We also had to bring...More

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Thames Glass has a good selection of items that are beautifully made and reasonably priced. I found a piece to bring home as my souvenir of Newport.

Thank moose444
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Shane was excellent!! Our group of 5 learned 3 different projects!! A wonderful experience for the group thanks!!

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Lovely shop with beautiful glass pieces and reasonably priced. We found a lovely piece to bring home as a memory of Newport.

Thank GinnyandRon
Reviewed 29 August 2017

There were six of us, 18 - 62 y.o. We all did a piece and cannot wait to receive our ornaments or paperweights. Shane was our instructor - very patient and very skilled. Would definitely visit again!

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 7 August 2017

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 4 August 2017

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 6 August 2017

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 18 July 2017

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
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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