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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Franklinton Fridays Public Art Crawl

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We know it’s cold outside, but East Franklinton wants to keep your heart, soul, and mind warm with Franklinton Fridays public art crawl!

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Every second Friday of the month, East Franklinton neighborhood offers Franklinton Fridays in which businesses, galleries, and various institutions are coming together to bring you the latest and greatest local art. Entities like Glass Axis (at their new location) and Ethical Arts Collective, along with Franklinton Development Association, Magic Brush Art Studio, Franklinton Arts District, 400 West Rich Studios and even Rehab Tavern are offering public tours, studio spaces, and in the case of Columbus Idea Foundry, live demos! Click the link above to get a glimpse of what all these cool cats have going on!

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Join us this Friday evening for a taste of what your community has to offer. Stop by the studios, galleries, and art spaces to shake hands with the artists and awesome business owners. Don’t forget to stop by Strongwater Food and Spirits and Land-Grant Brewery for a pint of their finest!

Head on over to the Franklinton Fridays Facebook Page to add to the ever-growing LIKE count and to see what is in store for this weekend! See you there!

 

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.

 

A Beneficial Affair: Cultural Arts Center, Glass Axis, and You, of course!

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Come out to support your local gaffing station, Glass Axis at the Cultural Arts Center’s Beneficial Affair!

Tonight (Sept. 4th) from 5:30 to 7 in the evening you may enjoy the provided live music while strolling the CAC’s main exhibit. Admission is free (donations support the Glass Axis move and are greatly appreciated) and attendees have the opportunity to purchase art from the exhibition Converging Boundaries, mixed media art by OAL member Christine Guillot Ryan. As if that’s not enough, Glass Axis artists will also be providing a limited selection of Glass Art for sale and fund-raising.

The Cultural Arts Center is located at 139 W. Main St., and proceeds from the event will aide Glass Axis’s relocation and glass art programming.

Don’t miss out!