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Address: 815 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-2654
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Glassworks houses the Mark Payton Glass Center and Flame Run. See live...

Glassworks houses the Mark Payton Glass Center and Flame Run. See live demonstrations in Glassblowing and Flameworking on our daily tours. Make a project in our Walk-in Workshop. Shop around in one of our two galleries. Hours are 10-5pm Monday - Saturday. Closed Sundays.

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Make your own art... for a price

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn't very crowded. The studio was smaller than I thought, but they had many beautiful pieces for sale. We chose to make our own... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 July 2016
drobin6028
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Concord, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Always cool to see glass blowing and I appreciate the artistry. But the place doing the blowing was just making glass zucchini so that was boring. The pieces are very expensive so there was nothing I would buy.

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Louisville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We enjoyed our time here. It was a different date idea. It should definitely be a place to visit. Everyone was cool and quite helpful.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn't very crowded. The studio was smaller than I thought, but they had many beautiful pieces for sale. We chose to make our own coasters. It was $115 for four of them. We learned how to cut the glass and arrange it to make our custom coasters which were then fired in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed it, but we had seen glass blowing before. We paid for the tour which seemed like a waste as you just get a piece of paper and not any direction. The upstairs portion was interesting and we actually got something out of watching the man create something. The 1st floor had no one to engage you or answer... More 

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Hampstead
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

What is not to like? We love glass! Especially colored glass. This stop can be totally free or you blow a ton of money on gorgeous art.

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1 Thank Miyelani
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

The owner was so awesome and stayed open for us to come in and make some pieces after hours. We participated in the glass blowing process and learned about how it is all made. My friends and I had a great time! We live out of town and they are also shipping our finished pieces to us. It really was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Interesting to watch creation in action! Our visit was perfectly timed to watch visiting glass artist Alexis Silk create a sculpture from scratch with Paul Nelson and their assistants.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Stopped in late in the day, wanting to make your own in the Mark Payton Glass Center upstairs, and he agreed and stayed after hours. Such a cool experience and left with great memories and a beautiful souvenir. Can't say enough about how much we loved it and how nice Mark was. High recommend this experience for all ages.

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Thank Sally B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Make your own glass snowman!The process is guided by owner Mark, but becomes uniquely your own, as he guides you through the steps of adding the face and any extras. We had lots of fun, took lots of pictures, and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the glassblowing and sculpting process. This is a top Louisville attraction!

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Curitiba, PR
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

It seems interesting when you see the stire and exhibition but when the tour starts its not that interesting at all. I felt I could do other stuff with the time that I spent there. I think the tour should create more possibilities andd contact with the creating process.

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