Glass Float Project
Found a float? Register it by clicking here
VIEW THE FLOATS ALREADY FOUND
(Registered floats will not show up on the 'found floats' page for about 24 hours)
WHEN: The hunt begins June 4, 2021 and continues indefinitely....it only ends when all the floats have been found! Floats are put out throughout the year..they are not all placed at once. The majority of the floats will go out from June through October.
WHAT: 550 Glass Floats (glass orbs about the size of an orange) will be hidden on Block Island. Floats will be dated, numbered and stamped with the shape of Block Island. All floats are clear glass except for 21 (because it is 2021), which are special colored orbs. If you find a float we ask that you register it by clinking the link above.
WHERE: Floats will be hidden on the beaches and on the Greenway Trails. They will be above the high tide mark but NEVER in the dunes or up the side of the bluffs. They will be within a few feet of either side of any Greenway trail they are placed on. Floats are never on Private Property any you would never have to dismantle a stone wall to find a float. Please leave property undisturbed! Floats are not hidden on the grounds of the School.
This is finder's keepers but we ask that you only keep ONE PER SEEKER, PER YEAR, please.
Please register your float (link above)!
Keep looking until you find one!
If you find a second float feel free to leave it where it is or re-hide it! If you choose to re hide a float please be sure to follow the rules and stay off private property, the dunes and the bluffs.
About the Artist
Eben Horton Glass. Eben creates custom one of a kind pieces on an individual basis out of his studio that he calls ‘The Glass Station’- a converted 1920’s gas station.
Prior to creating The Glass Station, Eben attended The School of American Crafts BFA program, Penland School of Crafts, an independent study in Murano, Italy and has taught at The Corning Museum of Glass. As of late, Eben’s talents have been in demand in the architectural sector, creating large installations , custom lighting, and is highly specialized in historical reproductions of early american and 17th century glass ware. While many glass artists specialize in one style of glass, Eben refuses to define his work as a singular style and prides himself as a highly skilled technical craftsman. Rather than becoming a production glass maker, or a glass artist who makes one recognizable style of glass over and over again, Eben is one of the country’s most versatile glass makers and is capable of turning your concept, design, or historical restoration project into a reality.