Visit our Studio & Gallery
688 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
We blow glass during the day on most weekdays (glassblowing times vary) and sometimes on the weekends. We are a small studio and our glassblowing schedule is always subject to change. Feel free to call us at 401-846-0576 on the morning of your visit to find out if and when we will be blowing glass that day. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Shop Our Glass
Matthew's glass is sold here at Thames Glass and in galleries, catalogs, and stores throughout the US. All glass is made by hand.
Make Your Own
Experience glassblowing and make your own ornament, paperweight or vase (that is yours to keep!) with lots of help from an experienced glassblower.
Visit Thames Glass and watch Matthew Buechner and his team of skilled glassblowers shape molten glass into original designs by Matthew Buechner.
During Your Visit
Visitors to our studio may watch the glassblowing through a window in our gallery that looks into the blowing room. If the weather is nice, you are welcome to stand outside the Dutch doors and watch the glassblowers from there. Approximately 3 - 5 people can comfortably look through the Viewing Area Window or the Dutch doors at a time, so if you have a larger group, people can take turns watching the glass being made and looking at the finished glass in the gallery. Visitors are invited into the actual blowing room only if they are taking a glassblowing lesson from us.
Although we do not have an official "tour" of the glassblowing studio, we will provide as much information as possible and will do our best to answer your questions. There is no charge for viewing.