After 18 years at its original location, an old 1920s gas station, The Glass Station Studio and Gallery expanded in 2018 and moved down the street to its current space on Main Street in Wakefield, RI. We (owners Eben Horton and Jennifer Nauck) renovated an old auto showroom into an 1800+ square foot gallery space flooded with natural light. Our hot shop is attached to the gallery, giving visitors the opportunity to see the artists at work and even to try blowing glass for themselves in a class setting. Our new, larger gallery space enabled us to show not only our own work, but also work by some of our friends, talented glass blowers and jewelers from across the country.
Our gallery features a wide variety of art and functional objects, from small hostess gifts to large platters, vessels, and sculpture for the home or office. We are happy to help design custom lighting options for your home, from pendants lights for a kitchen to statement-size chandeliers.
Our goal is to become an arts destination in Southern New England, where visitors can learn about the history of American Studio Glass and find work by some of the top glass artists in the country.
Eben and Jen
Owners Eben Horton and Jennifer Nauck have been blowing glass for a combined 49 years. The couple met in 2011 at a trade show in Philadelphia and began working and living together full time in 2014. They were married in 2019.
Eben first blew glass in high school in Newport, RI. He then went on to study classical methods of glass blowing at the School for American Crafts at RIT in Rochester, NY, as well as at the Penland School of Crafts, the Corning Museum of Glass, and Urban Glass. He is the creator of the enormously popular Glass Float Project on Block Island. He opened the original Glass Station in 2000.
Jennifer began blowing glass in the mountains of Estes Park, Colorado. Mostly self-taught, she was often turned loose in the studio after hours with a project that she would figure out how to make. Having worked with very few glass artists and never taken a formal class, her designs spring purely from imagination and serendipity, nearly uninfluenced by other artists. Together they bring a combination of technical skill and unfettered creativity to the hot shop that informs their unique designs. When they’re not blowing glass they’re likely sailing, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, biking and growing food.