Area 253 is the first Tacoma based public access glassblowing studio
Area 253 continues to serve the public and local artisans in their quest to produce art glass. We teach beginning, intermediate and advanced glassblowing classes along with corporate/private parties, special events, one-on-one experiences, and private lessons with a professional glass artisan. In the near future; we will be offering lampworking, slumping, and fusing classes.....stay tuned for information.
The shop owners are Patrick & Rachelle. This shop has special meaning to us because we took our first glassblowing classes here. Patrick has been blowing glass since 2006 and continues to challenge himself with new skills. Glassblowing has become our passion and we will do everything possible to make your experience last a life time. Whether you are a new glassblower, a novice or a seasoned artist we will be here to provide you with a quality experience and a well equipped hot shop.
Are you gift shopping for that hard-to-shop-for person? Instead of getting them more "stuff", or a gift card for more "stuff", why not gift them with an experience? A glassblowing class would be an experience they'll never forget. Check out our Glassblowing Classes page to view class options, then give us a call to order. We can either mail your gift certificate or you can stop by the shop to pick it up, and check out the hot shop while you're at it.