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Thames Glass

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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What a great experience. The glass items are beautiful, the staff goes above and beyond. We had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheryl T
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Knowledgeable, patient, artistic young man taught my friend to create blown glass. His name was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
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688 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6735
+1 401-846-0576
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience. The glass items are beautiful, the staff goes above and beyond. We had a great time blowing glass with Shane. Uber friendly, patient and funny. We were able to choose from three colors and different patterns. Shane walked us through all...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Knowledgeable, patient, artistic young man taught my friend to create blown glass. His name was Shane, and he was an awesome teacher and we plan to return....The shop itself has many beautiful pieces for sale, and very good prices.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife and I were eating dinner at Momma Louisa. When we left (around 8:30 PM) there was music playing and the Glass Blowers were hard at work. We stopped to watch. What Talant.

Thank jjm2528
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Glass pieces are beautiful and once you see how much work is involved in crafting them you can appreciate them more and understand the prices.especially enjoyed the glass blowing glass given individually with the glassblower where I blew and made my own ornament with his...More

Thank Kminver
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Stopped in after dinner, as it was one of the few places still open. Got a quick lesson in working with glass. Wanted to take one of their classes, but just didn't have enough time. Great selection of pieces and the prices were good. Friendly...More

Thank JMH702
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We spent a long weekend in Newport and our time at Thames Glass was a memorable event. We scheduled our lesson for a Friday and that allowed us to pick up the finished project on Sunday. Every member of the family ended up with a...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

We love this little shop and have finally taken the lessons. It was wonderful and exciting. Our teacher, I wish I remembered his name (younger, dark hair in a pony-tail) was great. There were three of us that took the lessons, two teens and myself....More

Thank Kelly264
Reviewed 20 July 2018

One of the best and most unusual vacation activities we have ever done was to get a lesson and then blow our own glass ornaments at Thames Glass. Owner Matthew Buechner gave us idiot proof instructions and help while creating our ornaments (which even had...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Watch them making vases, ornaments etc. Nice gift shop on sight. They are very talented and informative. Enjoy!

Thank linpc
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend & I went to Thames glass for a lesson. We chose to create two small ornaments. The prices appear a little extensive but you also get to keep the ornaments. The lessons show you the skill needed and the methodical techniques used to...More

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17 March 2016|
Response from Aardvark47 | Reviewed this property |
You can go to their website: thamesglass
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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