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Glass Axis Studio holds holiday sale this weekend

Post Time:Dec 08,2011Classify:Company NewsView:383

Glass Axis Studio will present its annual holiday sale and workshops this weekend.


The event will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the studio, 1341 B Norton Ave.


“We’ll have thousands of glass art pieces on display and for sale, all of which has been made by artists who are members of our studio,” said Eva Ball, Glass Axis executive director.


The sale items will include blown glass ornaments, jewelry, sculptures and stained glass mantel pieces, she said.


“They will all be wonderful gift items for the holidays. We’ll have items costing up to $300 and clearance items available for as little as $10,” Ball said. “There really will be something for every budget.”


During the weekend, Glass Axis artist instructors will offer workshops at which visitors will be able to make their own glass ornaments, giving participants “a taste of what glass art making is like,” Ball said.

The workshops will run from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They are designed for ages 12 and up. No registration is required and the cost is $25 per ornament.


“People really like the workshops, so sometimes there will be long wait lines,” Ball said.


This weekend’s sale serves as a way for Glass Axis artists to make some money and as a benefit for the studio as well, she said.


“Glass is an expensive medium in which to work because of the equipment you have to use,” Ball said. “A lot of our artists wouldn’t be able to stay involved if we weren’t here.”


The weekend will also serve as a sneak preview for the facility renovations Glass Axis has been making to its studio, she said.


The grand reopening is planned for the spring, Ball said.


The renovations include a renovated gallery space for member artists, additional gallery space for culturally relevant fine art objects and a “knowledge wall” that will feature video displays of Glass Axis artists at work.


A new activity area will also be unveiled in the spring, Ball said.


Glass Axis was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit organization by graduates of Ohio State University’s glass program.


The studio includes both warm and hot glass facilities, cold shop for grinding and polishing and a variety of glass art making equipment.

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