Glass has many and varied uses, from protecting framed photographs from the elements to providing a safe way to see your basilisk best friend. Reflect on this widely adored substance with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of hand-blown glass ornaments and floats at Tacoma Glassblowing Studio.
Thousands of hand-blown ornaments and floats glint from the shelves of Tacoma Glassblowing Studio, which earned recognition as the No. 1 attraction in Tacoma by TripAdvisor, and western Washington’s Best Art Gallery by CityVoter. Shoppers browse a polychromatic panoply of 3- to 4-inch glass spheres blown onsite ($15–$25), which can adorn mantelpieces, float in ponds, or serve as attractive lane dividers in the kiddie pool. A husband-and-wife duo runs the studio, and deploys a dedicated six-person staff to help inflate the translucent orbs and assist customers with bauble selection.