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Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio/Gallery/School

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Address: 3 Robertsville Rd, Riverton, CT 06065-1302
Phone Number: +1 860-738-9464
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An all around great experience - bring the kids and grandparents

You may have wondered how beautiful glass objects are made. Now you can make a glass paperweight or flower that is a true work of art, and not just a tourist trinket. And while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
Bestiarius
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Darien, Connecticut
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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

You may have wondered how beautiful glass objects are made. Now you can make a glass paperweight or flower that is a true work of art, and not just a tourist trinket. And while you're in Riverton stop at the General Store for lunch, visit the Hitchcock Furniture showroom and fish for trout in the beautiful Farmington river.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

If your artistic talent ranges from being able to basically draw a curved line to being able to paint an excellent reproduction of the Mona Lisa you will thoroughly enjoy expanding those artistic skills at the glass blowing workshop offered by Peter Greenwood. If the thought of personally blowing a vase or crafting a molten piece of glass art is... More 

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Tyringham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

Located in the Union Church (1829) which is listed on the National Register of historic Places, Peter Greenwood's Studio & Gallery is stunning! Of the Dale Chihuly variety. Be sue to see P.G.'s glow in the dark glass. This is his studio as wel as gallery of his works. The paintings and jewelry are the works of his wife Christine... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

our large and varied party (age ~6 - 70) spent the afternoon at the Greenwood study. From the youngest to the oldest, we all had an opportunity to blow and shape glass. It is something you should try at least once in your life. It was lot's of fun and Peter does a great job guiding guests through the process.... More 

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New Milford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

We had a great time learning how to make a glass paperweight and checking out the really awesome converted church that houses Peter Greenwoods Glass Blowing Studio. Peter makes gorgeous glass objects and I especially loved the Caribbean blue glow in the dark glass sculptures. I've never seen anything like them. Peter is a great teacher and made the whole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013 via mobile

The studio itself is set in beautiful historic Riverton in a beautiful historic chapel. How perfect to have a glass blowing studio with stained glass windows in the chapel. All of the pieces he has to sell are amazing. We did the paperweight workshop and had a fantastic time. He takes you through every step showing and explaining the process... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

We visited Riverton during our recent trip to Connecticut and thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Greenwood Glass Blowing Gallery. Peter Greenwood couldn't have been more friendly and my wife enjoyed making her own glass paperweight. To add to the experience, the studio is located in a nearly 200 year old New England church. I highly recommend a visit to... More 

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Simsbury, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2010

what a great place! Peter Greenwood is a polite, quiet host, but oh can he blow glass. The studio exhibit area has a wide variety of his work on display and for sale. We came across the place while antiquing in the area on a Saturday. Well worth the visit.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2010

This is truly off the beaten path but if you want a unique and fun experience hop in the car and drive to Riverton, CT to make your own glass art. Peter Greenwood offers glassblowing workshops Tues-Sat from 9am – 5pm. Depending on your level of interest (and pocketbook) you can make a single glass object like a paperweight, decorative... More 

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