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Rainier Glass Studio is now offering customers the chance to help create their very own, one of a kind standing water pipe (Bong)!
It may be a "Hot Shop" but the vibe is very chill here. The sessions are an hour long (one customer per bong please) and customers will have a great hands on experience working one on one with an experienced instructor.
The customers get to choose from 3 designs: beaker/cone, bubble, and double bubble. As well as pick out colors and a design pattern including a choice between a wrap or leaves. They will then work along side a professional gaffer, getting to help make and of course blow the glass. Once it has cooled down, we drill the hole and add the stopper and stem pieces to complete the bong.
***NOTE: Customers can then either come back to pick up their creation or pay to have it shipped. We are currently scheduling these sessions on Fridays between 11am-7pm. 24 hour notice is required for reservations and cancellations. Any cancellations without 24 hour notice or no shows are subject to forfeit any payments/deposits/vouchers.
Regularly priced at $150 per person/bong plus tax, offering our current discount on Verlocal for $115 per person/bong plus tax.
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Ryan was born in Massillon, Ohio in 1973. He has since traveled the country and the world becoming a master glass blower.
Blythe started his studies in glass at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood Washington under Czech Glass master Petyr Novotony, which sparked a life long journey to learn as much as possible about the art of glass.
Blythe has worked with Leon Applebaum in New York City, Mitchell Gaudet and Scott Beinfield at Studio Inferno in New Orleans, Richard Royal, Chihuly in Seattle, Lino Tagliapietra, Italian glass Maestro Dino Rosin, Maestro Oscar Zanetti in Venice, Maestro Danelli, Adriano Zuffi, and Maestro Vitoreo Ferro at Fratelli Pagnin.
He was invited by Silvano Tagliapietra to accompany him to teach at Cerfav University in Nancy, France. In Marseille he worked as an Artist in Residence at the CIRVA Studio. In 1999, he returned to the United States to resume work as a Starter and Gaffer for Chihuly.
He established Blythe Glass Studio at the Bronze Works Foundry in Shelton, Washington in the Spring of 2000. One year later, he relocated his efforts to Lancaster, Pennsylvania creating the finest glass blowing studio on the East Coast. In 2012, he took over Uptown Glassworks in Renton, WA. After a variety of enhancements, he moved the studio to the Old Rainier Brewery Building in Georgetown, opening The Rainier Glass Studio in August 2013.