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Best Glassblowing Studios in Seattle

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Thanks to artists like Dale Chihuly, glassblowing has become an art form synonymous with the Pacific NW. If you appreciate hand blown glass, or have ever wanted to learn how its done, here are some Seattle studios to check out.

Seattle Glassblowing Studio
2227 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
206.448.2181
http://www.seattleglassblowing.com

Here you’ll find glassblowing classes, hot shop rentals, blown glass commissions and a hand blown art glass gallery. Seattle Glassblowing Studio also specializes in making custom blown glass lighting and glass sinks. Visit downtown Seattle’s premier glassblowing studio and watch live glassblowing by world class artisans. The studio was founded in 1991 by Cliff Goodman, whose artwork is featured in collections around the world. The studio is open seven days a week.

Blowing Sands
5805 14th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
206.783.5314
http://www.blowingsands.com

Since 1994 Blowing Sands has been a part of the Ballard arts community. The gallery and glass blowing studio offering Northwest artisans’ craftwork and a chance to see glass blowers at work in our hot shop. Owner David Smith has been a glass blower since college days at MIT.

Art by Fire Gallery and Glass School
195 Front Street, Suite A
Issaquah, WA 98027
425.996.8867
http://www.artbyfire.com

At Issaquah’s premier gallery, working glass studio and glassblowing school, the instructors have over 84 years of glassblowing experience. Plus, classes are kept small so individualized instruction is optimized. Check out the retail store for a broad range of pieces suitable for any gift or collection.

Pratt Fine Arts Center
1902 South Main Street
Seattle, WA 98144
206.328.2200

From glassblowing and casting to flameworking and glass fusing, Pratt Fine Arts Center offers the most extensive and enticing array of glass classes in Seattle. Whether you are a complete beginner or an established artist, our experienced instructors will give you the skills to create and to express yourself in this versatile medium. Classes available for youth, teens and adults.

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
866.468.7386
http://www.museumofglass.org

Watch live glassblowing, see contemporary glass art in a breathtakingly beautiful museum on Tacoma’s revitalized waterfront, and stroll across the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. Take one of the many classes offered for adults or kids to make your own glass project. Shop in the retail store. Ask about the Museum of Glass’ Mobile Hot Shop! The Mobile Hot Shop attracts and intrigues people of every age and social group. A fully equipped glass blowing studio, the Mobile Hot Shop drives to your doorstep and presents the best of the Museum of Glass to your audience. The experience includes a complete glassblowing demonstration, with highly skilled artists working with molten glass while a trained commentator explains the art and science of glass and answers questions.

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