Glass Axis is the prefect gift for Mother’s Day!

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May 10, 11 am – 2pm

Remember all those times your mother told you to “not touch it” or “don’t break it”?

This Mother’s Day Weekend, let us help create a glass keepsake for your mother that will be in that same category. Join Glass Axis while we teach you and your mother and grandmother too, how to make Mother’s Day ornaments, perfect for their spring garden!

This is the gift of an experience: making memories and glass together! 

Then you can remind her not to break it. Stay and browse through our gallery exhibit and gift shop while enjoying some refreshments after your lesson is complete.

Workshops for Mother’s Day:

Hand Blown Ornaments $39 each (register here)

Private lesson to create your very own special hand blown glass ornament.

Access to the Glass Axis gift shop and current exhibitions

Reservations are required; no walk-ins are permitted for this special event.  Glass Axis will limit the number of participants to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience.

Show your mother how much you appreciate her with this exciting experience of creating with hot glass!

Please view more information at Glass Axis

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8th Annual Spring Sale: Glass Axis Sale and Workshops

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May 1, 2 & 3 | 2015
Friday: Noon to 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 5pm 

Join Glass Axis for a fun filed family weekend of shopping and glass making! Their 8th Annual Spring Sales is just in time for Mother’s Day, so stop by to find the perfect gift or bring in the whole family for some art- making of your own. Hundreds of glass pieces on sale crafted by local artists! Choose from a wide array of glass works, from vessels, colorful glass flowers, beautiful sculptures, stained glass pieces, kitchen accents, exquisite jewelry, and more!

Workshops start Friday, May 1st, 2-5PM

Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd & 3rd, 11AM – 3PM

Pulled Glass Flower:  Ages 12+  Create a colorful glass flower out of molten glass.  $50 per flower.

Torchworked Bead:  Ages 6+  Use smaller torches to heat and form glass into colorful beads.  $25 per bead.

*All workshops are first-come first-served; no reservations accepted.  SPACE IS LIMITED.  You would like to take a class at another time, please look at our calendar for more information.

Gift certificates are also available!

Thank you for supporting Glass Axis!

For more information visit Glass Axis

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Easter Egg Family Night and Walk-in Workshops

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Easter Egg Family Night

April 3, 5-7pm 

The Easter bunny is running low on eggs and needs your help.  Join Glass Axis while we teach you how to make Easter Egg paperweights; Egg beads; or a mosaic of your design.  Stay and browse through our exhibit and gift shop and enjoy some light refreshments after your lesson is complete.

Egg Paperweight $75 each (register here)

Egg Flame-worked Bead $29 each (register here)

Original Mosaic $65 each (register here)

Private lesson to create your special item: either an egg paperweight created with molten glass; an egg bead created with glass rods and a torch, or a mosaic created with cold glass

Access to the Glass Axis gift shop and current exhibitions

Light refreshments will be available

Reservations are required; no walk-ins are permitted for this special event.  Glass Axis will limit the number of participants to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience.

Saturday, April 4, 11-3pm 

Start your Easter weekend celebrations with our day of walk-in glass art classes.

No reservation required.  Classes are available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or until all slots are filled.

Classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. Our skilled instructors will be available to guide you through the steps to make your special creation in molten glass.

Egg Paperweight $75 each

Egg Flame-worked Bead $29 each

Original Mosaic Tile $65 each

Glass Axis 8th Annual Spring Sale: Glass Sale and Workshop

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May 1, 2 & 3 | 2015 

Friday: Noon to 7pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 5pm 

Join us for a fun-filled family weekend of shopping and glass making!  Our 8th Annual Spring Sale is just in time for Mother’s Day, so stop by to find the perfect gift or bring in the whole family for an art-marking workshop.

Give the gift of handmade glass art created by Ohio’s premier artists (or keep it for yourself!).  Hundreds of glass art pieces are on sale, ranging from blown glass vessels to exquisite jewelry.  You’ll find colorful glass flowers, unique sculptures, stained glass mantel pieces, funky kitchen accents and more.

As always, our talented artists offer glass-making workshops for both adults and children.  This is a great opportunity to make something for Mom or even bring her in to try her hand at glass-making.

Workshops:  2-5pm on Friday; 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday

Pulled Glass Flower:  Ages 12+  Create a colorful glass flower out of molten glass.  $50 per flower.

Torchworked Bead:  Ages 6+  Use smaller torches to heat and form glass into colorful beads.  $25 per bead.

All workshops are first-come first-served; no reservations accepted.  SPACE IS LIMITED.  You would like to take a class at another time, please look at our calendar for more information.

Gift certificates are also available.

Call for Participants–Glassquerade!!

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Call for Participation 

Glass Fashion Show

The highlight of the evening will be our glass fashion show.  Please email Glass Axis at hello@glassaxis.org right away if you would like to participate so we have an approximate count.  We will have glass costume work days in the warm show, where assistance and some materials will be available.

Call for Volunteers 

Interested in being a volunteer?  Please send an email to hello@glassaxis.org and we will hook you up.  We will need volunteers to work the event, in addition to promoting the event and creating signage.

Working the event could include:

–Cleaning

–Decorating

–Working the door

–Working in the gift shop or gallery

–Running workshops in the hot shop

–Running workshops in the warm shop making beads

–And much, much more…

For more information check out: https://glassaxis.org/

 

Glass Axis Re-Opening- Join us for the festivities!

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Join Glass Axis for their re-opening in Franklinton!

JANUARY 16-17, 2015
610 W. TOWN ST.
COLUMBUS, OH 43215

RENOWNED GLASS ARTIST BILL GUDENRATH WILL BE COMING TO DO A DEMONSTRATION AND WORKSHOP. OTHER DEMONSTRATIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS WILL BE OFFERED DURING THIS TIME.

Glass Axis is a vibrant non-profit glass art center dedicated to making and learning. Their new 12,500 sq. ft. art center provides artists, students, and community members the tools necessary to passionately create innovative works in glass while learning, sharing, and teaching. Member artists have access to affordable glass blowing, glass fusing, torch working, cold working, stained glass and neon facilities, plus studio, exhibition, education, outreach, and income-producing opportunities all under one roof. By linking artists to the thousands of patrons that visit the art center each year for courses, demonstrations, exhibitions, and special events, Glass Axis becomes a vibrant civic hub of art production and community participation, bolstering sustainable cultural equity throughout Ohio and beyond.

Schedule of Activities

Friday, January 16

4:00 pm Glass ribbon-breaking ceremony
5:00 pm Demonstration by glass master Bill Gudenrath
6:00-8:00 pm Demonstrations by local glass artists, building tours

Saturday, January 17
Noon-4:00 pm “First experience” classes offered (first-come, first-served)
4:00 pm Bill Gudenrath workshop (pre-registration required)
7:00 pm Grand finale

Gallery and Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 11am to 6pm
Thursday: 11am to 7pm
Saturday: 11am to 4pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Visit www.glassaxis.org for more information or call 614-291-4250.

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Glass Axis’ Holiday Sale!!

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Central Ohio’s finest glass-working artists will be on hand with jewelry, holiday decorations, and other glass artwork of all forms and sizes next weekend for Glass Axis‘ Holiday Sale at their new home in Franklinton!

Friday December 12- Noon to 7 pm

Saturday December 13- 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday December 14- 10 am to 4 pm

Thousands of glass pieces will be on display, many at discounted prices, and walk-in workshops will run all weekend! So, create your own unique items or personalized gifts!

The Blown Glass Ornament Workshop is for ages 12 and up. Shape and blow molten glass into a globe-shaped ornament at just $30 a pop!

For merely $15 per bead, visitors 6+ may use smaller torches to heat and form glass into the shape of a candy-shaped bead in the Torchworked Bead Workshop!

All activities are first-come, first-serve as no pre-registration is required. Click here to get all the details on Glass Axis courses offered at other times.

Glass Axis new address is 610 W Town St., Columbus, OH 43215.

 

Glass Axis is back in action!

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We know how excited you must be, because we missed them too! Ohio’s own Glass Axis will have a Grand Re-Opening on the weekend of November 6 -8 in Franklinton, at 610 W Town St.!

The grand re-opening features workshops and demonstrations by glass master Bill Gudenrath, as well as demos by Glass Axis‘s talented artists and the opening of Glass Axis: A History Exhibition. Pieces by Axis’s artists will be auctioned hot right off the pipe. Daily performance will feature glass jugglers and a glass mime. As a fitting conclusion to a celebration of glass and art, Saturday evening will end with an outdoor glassblowing event that is not to be missed.

Classes on November 7 are first-come, first-served. No pre-registration is required, and no reservations are accepted. If you would like to take a class at another time, visit the Glass Axis website for more information.

 

Free Last Saturday Demo at Glass Axis

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Every last Saturday of the month, Glass Axis in Columbus presents free demonstrations. Watch as an artist makes their personal best in these in-depth demonstrations. This month, Sten Neuber shows the step-by-step process and finesse of creating glass art. Neuber, who has been working with glass for over a decade, uses various pick-up techniques to create peanut and other nut-shaped vessels. 

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“My work on my own time is very inspired by nature,” says Neuber, “mostly by animals but also the funny things in life that remind me of animals.”

Don’t miss Sten Neuber, this Saturday, May 31 from 4- 6 in the evening at Glass Axis

 

Visit the Glass Axis home page to see what other great events they have to offer!

Glass Axis Presents “Student & Recent Graduate Showcase Exhibit”

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Kelsey Finnie, a 2013 Ohio State University graduate, kickstarts Glass Axis’ “Student & Recent Graduate Showcase Exhibit” series with her Spontaneous Actions: Doodles in Glass exhibition. Finnie’s exhibit is a three-dimensional personification of the act of doodling on a page as she lets the artwork create itself. 

Kelsey explores the use of glass cane, which is traditionally used as a surface decoration in vessels, to draw through space. Finnie’s free form cane doodling leaves the margins of her notebook to create an all encompassing experience of walking through a drawing.

“Doodles are spontaneous in action. The thought is about bringing doodles to life and in the present,” addresses Finnie, “I don’t have a plan when bending and shaping them and even setting them up; it’s a very spontaneous and organic experience and form.”

The exhibit is presently on display in the massive Glass Axis art center through April 26. Whether you are a fellow alumnus of Finnie, want to show support for young adults expressing their ever-expanding ingenuity, or care to explore the adventurous talent of the artist, the enthralling Spontaneous Actions: Doodles in Glass is sure not to disappoint. 

 

For more information on Kelsey Finnie, click here to check out her website

For details on the exhibit or information about upcoming events, visit the Glass Axis homepage.