Glass provides a resting place for wine, evening wear for Cinderellas, and a more dramatic exit from 44th-floor windows for Bruce Willises. Shatter artistic inhibitions with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a blow-your-own-garden-float session plus your choice of three premade garden art pieces at Uptown Glassworks in Renton (a $205 value).
A team of 10 experienced glass-blowers at Uptown Glassworks help students forge liquid glass into ornate, multicolored artwork. No experience is necessary for a blow-your-own-glass session, during which customers get to choose their own collection of colors and with the help of an expert, craft a customized, flora-shaming garden float. You'll also pick three more glass pieces from a selection of garden art that has been previously inflated by staff blowers, ideal for flanking your own opus or giving to neighbors to replace poorly executed topiaries of Edward Scissorhands.
Uptown Glassworks's ambience itself awakens artistry with vaulted ceilings, generous space, and beam rafters set within a building built in 1902.
230 S Main Ave.
Renton, Washington 98057