Thank you to all of you who have supported our small business for the last 10yrs. We feel so grateful and honored to be an art based business here in Tacoma. We appreciate that so many of you understand the complexities and ever growing costs that are associated with our incredible medium. Everyone here at TGS loves sharing our love and passion with others and we hope to for many, many years to come. Since we opened in 2006 we have tried not to change our prices but it is finally time to make adjustments to meet all of our costs that have increased including: raw glass, color, gas, electricity, insurance and of course taxes. We will also be restructuring our classes.
We would like to give all our loyal customers the opportunity to take advantage of this year’s prices before they change Jan 1st 2017. Gift certificates will be made available until Dec 31st 2016 with this current prices and they will not expire. Changes: All experiences will increase by $10, Speciality 4 hour workshops $200, 4 week $450, 2hr Private $275 and 4hr Private $450.
The Glassblowing Experience-Regular Size-(MOST POPULAR) $75+tax
We offer the best glassblowing experience here at the Tacoma Glassblowing Studio! This experience is for complete beginners as well as those who have tried it before. Get ready to create amazing glass art, guided by one of our teachers!
Our instructors will help you experience the magic of hot glass!
*Currently Every Saturday & Sunday by appointment*
This hands-on session allows you to pick and apply colors, twist and turn them if you want, then blow or shape them into a unique and beautiful piece of art glass.
Pick from one of thirteen shapes such as: Paperweight, heart paperweight, float, ornaments, votive, pumpkin, open bowl, wavy bowl, straight vase, round vase, amphora vase, clam shell or wall plate.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
Please call and book your appointment in advance as we can be more than 2 weeks booked out. Your glass item will be ready for pick up the next day after 1pm, except for Sunday appointments, as we are closed on Mondays.
For out-of-town guests, shipping is available. Groups are welcome. Ages 8+ This is a one-on-one session with a skilled glassblower, but others may watch. (30 minutes to pick your shape/design/color and 30 minutes to create your piece.) $65+ tax
Glass Art Stuffed Floats $75+ tax
With the help of a skilled glassblower you will create a colored float with a clear window. Then you pick your beach items such as shells, sand dollars and sand that we will fill after your float cools.
You can also bring in your own items to put into your stuffed floats. Items need to be smaller than a quarter please. We will seal them with a flat piece of glass and there you have it.
These sessions are just like the glassblowing experience, available every weekend. (30 minutes to pick your shape/design/color and 30 minutes to create your piece.)
*Finished Stuffed Floats can be picked up the following weekend*
Cost is $80 + tax
Garden Art Glassblowing Experience $95+ tax
NOW AVAILABLE every weekend!
This garden art experience is just like our regular experience but the finished pieces come on a copper fitting and come with copper pipe and rebar for the garden! (30 minutes to pick your shape/design/color and 30 minutes to create your piece.)
Make a Hummingbird Feeder $95+ tax
NOW AVAILABLE every weekend!
(30 minutes to pick your shape/design/color and 30 minutes to create your piece.)
3 Garden Art & Hummingbird Experience SPECIAL $250+tax per person
Sat April 22nd *call for open times*
We are offering an opportunity for those who want to make more than one garden art or Hummingbird feeders. On Sat April 22nd we are offer a special for ONE person to make 3 garden art or Hummingbird feeders. Any combo of the two items such as: 3 garden art, 2 garden art and 1 HB feeder, 3 HB feeder...ect. This special is for a single person to make all three items, it cannot be shared with other people. However, other people can book their own appointment for three items at or around the same time if openings are available. Please call the shop for open time slots. Cost is $250+tax per person for three pieces (this will include the copper and rebar for garden art and feeder for Hummingbird feeders) This is a $35 savings from normal prices. These spots will fill fast so call soon.
Important information regarding Classes
A credit card is required to hold your appointment for the glassblowing experiences.
*Cancellation Policy* For Experiences we ask for 48-hour notice to cancel. For less than 48 hours, no shows or no calls day of for glassblowing experiences we run credit card for ½.
*Please remember that while glass is beautiful.... it is not perfect. Your piece will be unique and will not be without flaws. Color, shape and size variations, as well as bubbles are all a normal part of the glass process.
We offer Gift Certificates for the all our glassblowing classes. Please come into the gallery or call us to order your today.