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Visit our Galleries & Studio

Thames Glass Gallery & Studio, since 1981

688 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-0576

Thames Glass Gallery, since 2017

400 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-0576


DURING Your Visit

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Make Your Own

At our 688 Thames Street studio, you can make your own ornament, paperweight, or vase with lots of help from an experienced glassblower.

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Shop Our Glass

Matthew's glass is sold at both Thames Glass galleries. All glass is made by hand.

Watch Glassblowing

At our 688 Thames Street studio, watch skilled glassblowers shape molten glass into  original designs by Matthew Buechner.


Visiting the Glassblowing Studio & Gallery

688 Thames St, Newport, RI

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!

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.