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“Great little find”

Makai Glass Creations
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Makawao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Like many others I went to this place by accident. I was waiting to take my distillary tour (next door) and to pass time went in here. Many years ago I visited Waterford Glass this is much smaller and a bit different. Waterfords were pretty much all functional pieces these were art pieces. Amazing to watch 4 people working on the same piece. Everyone has a job (but they keep hanging off) and it is all done with very little giving instructions to each other. It is almost like a dance with each person knowing exactly what they are to do next.

You can look through the display of pieces and they go upstairs to see more pieces and also look down on them working in the small shop. To sit and watch was free - how can you beat that. Could have stayed for hours watching them create

1  Thank John N
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Absolutely stunning pieces! Extremely pricey though. Didn't get to see any glass blowing, but enjoyed looking at the completed pieces.

Thank Jodi T
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this studio after we took the pineapple tour. My teenagers enjoyed looking at artists make several beautiful pieces of blown glass. One of the was a gorgeous wave. There is a platform above the glass blowing workshop where you can look down on the artists and watch them work.

1  Thank Lesley B
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Makai glass creations are beautifully and skillfully made. Watching the artists work is amazing. I loved seeing their little intricate work. But the artists/sales people seemed a little high pressure to get you to buy something. Their art glass ranges from pricey (a few hundred $) to super expensive (several thousand $$$$$). Just kinds ruins the vibe.

Thank eeclaire1
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Daniel C, Director of Sales at Makai Glass Creations, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Aloha,

I’m sorry you felt pressured and we hope you choose to come back to enjoy the free glass blowing demonstrations. Our team works very hard to make and sell our beautiful creations and our passion is sometimes mistaken for pressure. Please except our apologies for giving you a bad vibe

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

They have very unique glass pieces.The glass blown waves are unique. The galley over the where you can watch the glass blowers is fascinating. Close to two Maui attractions so it is definitely worth the drive. Across the street from Hali’imaile General Store.

Thank KevinAGould
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