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Sunspots Studios & Glassblowing

202 S Lewis St, Staunton, VA 24401-4257
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A must see

We stopped by while in town for a quick visit and loved the museum like shop. Very nice quality and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
spierce64
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Gainesville, Virginia
via mobile
Disappointing Pre-Planned Birthday Experience

March 20, 2018 - called in advance and made arrangements for my wife and I to make glass ornament... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GlassAdmirer
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Richmond, Virginia
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Watch Art Happen at Sunspots Studios! See live glass blowing demonstrations daily until 4pm. Open 7 days a week. Our gallery/gift shop is filled with colorful hand-blown glass made in our studios. Vases, bird feeders, oil candles, drinking glasses, ornaments and more glitter in our gallery. Blow your own ornament with the assistance of one of our glass blowers. We also carry local and American artisan-made jewelry and accessories, including Alex and Ani jewelry. Don't miss Virginia's most unique shopping experience.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“for sale” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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202 S Lewis St, Staunton, VA 24401-4257
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"glass blower"
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"beautiful pieces"
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"for sale"
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"glass items"
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"blown glass"
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"make your own"
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"glass art"
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"molten glass"
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"whole process"
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"fun to watch"
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"christmas ornaments"
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"one of a kind"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped by while in town for a quick visit and loved the museum like shop. Very nice quality and variety. We’ll be coming back later in the year to get ready for Christmas. Don’t hesitate to stop by. You won’t be disappointed!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

March 20, 2018 - called in advance and made arrangements for my wife and I to make glass ornament as a gift for her 50th birthday. When we arrived, we identified ourselves and spoke with the woman who had assured us the day before that...More

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dougsheridan, Owner at Sunspots Studios & Glassblowing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Very sorry to hear about your problem! I will get to the bottom of this. So you arrived on time and yet they said there was not time? I apologize and will find out what happened. Thanks for telling us!

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Such beautiful glass art. Fun to watch glass blowing. Good for gifts and keepsakes. Decorative and utilitarian pieces by multiple artists.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This was a birthday gift for my sister and we went with my mom. The staff was friendly and the price to make your own piece was reasonable. It's not very hands on though. I was imagining actually getting to make your own piece but...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We took our daughter and grand kids here on a blustery Saturday morning, The studios are located in re-purposed warehouse on the perimeter of downtown Staunton. The show room offers artisan gifts, mostly glass and many hand blown at the studio. They range from trinkets...More

Thank Hokie67
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Went here to see the wonderful selection of hand-blown glass items, largely made in the studio. The bonus was the demonstration in the studio. The artisan was very friendly and knowledgeable not only showing off his craft but patiently answering questions. It was a really...More

Thank ljtraveler_11
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

A very interesting visit to this studio. The people were very friendly and informative. The glass blowers demonstrated techniques of what were used to make their unique glass pieces that they had on display. They answered all of the questions that we asked. It was...More

Thank George R
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a return trip for me; love to visit at least once a year to make an ornament. We brought a friend with us this time and glass blower Joe was awesome. Our friend was an older gentleman and Joe made sure to provide...More

Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We were in Staunton to see Much Ado About Nothing at the American Shakespeare Center and had some extra time to hang out around town. We came upon Sunspot and were pleasantly surprised. The show room is filled with shining pieces of hand blown glass...More

Thank nancyemi513
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Not only did this studio have absolutely gorgeous pieces for sale, but they also have an open studio where you can watch the artists in the process of glassblowing. The artist did an incredible job of explaining what he was doing and why he was...More

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