Kosta Glascenter

Not to be confused with the Kosta Glassworks, but within its grounds, the Kosta Glascenter offers demonstrations, workshops and classes in glass blowing with a variety of local artists. And there are plenty of outlets where you can buy one-off pieces made on the premises.

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