Oregon Coast Glassworks

Oregon Coast Glassworks is Newport’s
center for beautiful art and exciting glass experiences. As the premier Native American owned and operated glassblowing gallery in the area, we offer glass blowing classes, free glass blowing demonstrations, and a gift gallery full of incredable sea life and animal sculpture, bowls, platter’s, floats, handcrafted jewelry, local beach agates and other handcrafted items from local artists.                                                  We also offer Memorial glass items and the expertise to create your unique custom project.  Stop by and see our extraordinary art gallery of hand blown glass or design the perfect gift for yourself or a friend.

Bill and Jeff doing grapes       2015 Wine Festival


Walk-ins Welcome as Space allows 🙂

Learn More About Oregon Coast Glassworks:

  • Glassblowing Classes   – You Can Do it Too!
  • Custom Glass Art –Sea Life Sculpture, Memorial glass, Wedding cake tops, Trophies and more….
  • Shopping Gallery – Corner of Hwy 20 &Fogarty Street.  Our beautiful gift gallery is stuffed with one of a kind jewelry, and glass art perfect for that unique Oregon Coast gift.
  • Glassblowing viewing area
  • Stop by today and what new items William Murphy and his crew have created.

Contact Oregon Coast Glassworks today at 
541 – 574 – 8226, or browse our website for more information about our products and services.

Custom Glass

If you’re looking for a collection of custom, handcrafted glass items ranging from bowls, sea life sculpture, vases, and more, visit Oregon Coast Glassworks in Newport, OR.

We have a great selection of unique glass art in our beautiful gift gallery that combine a mixture of vibrant colors and Italian glass blowing techniques.

Enjoy picking from our collection or schedule a glassblowing session to create your own item.

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Our Custom Glass Includes:

  • Wedding cake tops
  • Memorial glass
  • Trophies
  • Custom glass floats
  • Custom sculpture

Create a Memory

Oregon Coast Glassworks Gift Gallery

New location:
616 E Olive St.
Newport, OR 97365
Phone:  541 – 574 – 8226 (UCAN)

While encouraging all of our patrons to express themselves creatively through glassblowing, we are proud to hold a complete gallery of our own custom glasswork. Please view some photos of our work, and stop in and see them in person.

See something you like? Our beautiful creations are available for purchase.



Jon’s First Float–Oregon Coast Glassworks

Just before Jon’s birthday, while at a Ladies Bible Study, one of the gals mentioned that they had a certificate to blow your own glass float. She didn’t think they would use it and offered it to the group. I shot my hand up for my son Jon. It would make the perfect birthday gift! He loves to watch the glass artists in town.

We found out that the certificate was for the Oregon Coast Glassworks in Newport, Oregon. They had recently moved into a new space in the center of town on Hwy 20. We were excited to check it out.


We will mention Oregon Coast Glassworks,
however, this is not an affiliate, review, ad or promotional post.
Just our experience – which was so awesome – that I want to share exactly where it happened.

During the Christmas Break, our out of town company from Austin, Texas (Mimi) wanted to go watch the glass floats be blown. We stopped by our local shop on Highway 101.  It is pretty loud in the shop. There is a viewing area and a spot outside to watch. On the day we were there two people were there to blow glass bowls. We’ve seen the demonstrations many times. It has never inspired me to want to lay  out $65.00 to do it myself. You pick your colors, then the artist sort of moves you along through the process quickly, in under 10 minutes. A few nudges and grunts and here, blow on this, and then it is done. While we were watching, we remembered Jon had the gift certificate for Newport, and made an appointment for the whole crew to drive down.


We noticed right away that the Oregon Coast Glassworks was different. It is open, bright, and full of glass art. Their prices to purchase the completed artwork was much more affordable and our group made a few selections while we waited. The process starts with picking up to three colors. They have a beautiful glass counter that makes it easy to see what the colors would look like after fired and cooled.  The bottom of the cupbard shows the shapes and designs that are available.


Jon chose a swirling Tweezer Twist pattern. He wanted Blue and Pink and White, and went for Teal, Pink and White.  The sign for the choices says to allow a half of an hour for the Glass Art Class.  I was excited.

They had safety gear for our whole crew and we were all invited to come into the creating area to watch up close.


They spread the colors on a table, and Jon gathered a bit of melted glass.


Kris was our instructor. He was very happy and excited and talkative. He talked Jon through every step. He never grabbed the rod out of his hands and was able to use descriptive words and phrases to help him if he was going too slow or the glass was getting mis shapped. Very encouraging and patient with his direction.


You can see how large their area is for creating your piece of art. It was pretty cold for these Texans so it was nice that you got to all come in to watch.




Here is the finished piece that we picked up yesterday in Newport. I think it is beautiful, Jon is really pleased. He wanted Pink and Blue. We wanted the colors to be a bit more separate and swirled, not so dotted. Not sure how to explain that better next time. We were hoping for Blue, White and then Pink. Twists in the blue and white to look like waves, and pink on top to look like  sunset. We imagined the pink to be lighter, so the teal underneath would show through, but it didn’t turn out that way. Jon is still REALLY pleased and I think it is really pretty!





Newport, Oregon is just a beautiful place to visit. Our experience was so positive and exciting that I will be recommending all of our visitors to save a bit of their travel monies to create a piece of art at the Oregon Coast Glassworks. They do offer discounts to groups  – and love the homeschool groups that come in.

This will become at least a yearly tradition for us. We have found many floats on the beach the last few years and have not really looked this year. With surfing, I spend most of my time watching the boys in the water. For the first time in 5 years, I can finally say, I realize how fun it is to blow your own float. It was worth it.  A thank you to Oregon Coast Glassworks for their contribution to the activity that created the gift certificate and a thank you to the family that passed it along to Jon for his birthday!

Memorial glass

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Memorial Art Glass is a new and unique way to honor and memorialize your loved one’s memory, by suspending a small amount of ash within the timelessness of glass. Our artistic process uses techniques to combine cremains with the skill of creating beautiful glass art that is as unique as the loved one it memorializes. Embedding ash in hot molten glass creates a chemical reaction that  produces bubbles and a swirling action that plays off color and light, creating a one-of-a-kind object that can be embraced and gazed upon forever.  These beautiful objects can be displayed anywhere. These handcrafted remembrances provide a contemporary alternative to the traditional urn.

Each piece is a unique creation that can be a lasting memorial designed by you via style and color.  Memorial art glass is a personal, tangible item that we hope offers comfort for the loss of someone dear. Each piece requires only a small amount of ash, so multiple family members can each have their own custom glass piece, and still have plenty of ash to scatter, bury or keep.

At Oregon Coast Glassworks, honoring your loved one’s cremated remains is a delicate procedure taken with care to assure that your loved one’s cremains are kept safe and returned to you. Prices begin at just $95.00.




General Business Hours:  11 – 5 PM Thur – Mon

Summer : Closed Wednesdays   11 AM – 5 PM   (July 5th – Labor Day)

Winter (Nov – Feb) : Closed Tues/Wed/Thurs

Christmas Break – Closed Wed’s 

Closed July 4th, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter

Please call for seasonal hours if in doubt.