Eben Horton began blowing glass at the age of 15 in the late 1980's as an apprentice at Thames Glass in Newport Rhode Island. After learning the basic skills of the trade, Eben attended The School of American Crafts BFA program at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. After completing the program, Eben taught glass blowing classes at The Corning Museum of Glass and began establishing his own business of creating glass for residential and commercial clients nation wide.
In 2000, Eben founded The Glass Station- his personal glass studio. At The Glass Station, Eben and his team of glass assistants create glass for sale at the studio's gallery, Floats for The Glass Float Project, and create work for Architects and Interior Designers who come to Eben with their concepts that are in need of execution in glass. Eben also teaches classes at the studio.
In 1993, Eben hid his first batch of glass along Rhode Island's beaches very quietly. It was completely unpublicised and anyone who found the solid glass paperweights that were left along the beaches probably thought they had found something that someone had lost by accident- not something that was purposefully left for someone else to find and keep. It wasn't until 2011 that Eben began planning another hiding mission that would be more publicized and refined. So far, hundreds of floats have been found by people on Block Island and hundreds more are waiting to be found.
To view Eben's website and view the work that he makes when he is not working on floats for the glass float project, please click on the link below.
Eben's work can also be found at The Artful Home..