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Chance to make blown-glass ornaments draws pros, newbies

Post Time:Dec 09,2011Classify:Company NewsView:394

A holiday tradition continues this weekend at a local art studio.

Glass Axis, a nonprofit glass art studio at 1341 Norton Ave. in the Grandview Heights area, will offer people the chance to make or purchase their own ornaments for the holidays.

The studio will host its annual holiday sale and blown glass workshops Friday through Sunday, Dec. 9-11. Sale hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, while workshop hours are scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Participants in the workshops will be able to make their own glass ornaments. For shoppers, thousands of pieces of glass artwork crafted by local artists will be for sale, including jewelry, household items and decorative works.


Eva Ball, executive director of Glass Axis, said the workshops are part of the studio's First Experiences, designed to give professional artists, hobbyists and first-timers a chance to explore a different medium.

"You can't just go to the store and buy a $4,000 glass furnace and give it a try," Ball said.

"(The workshops) make something possible that wouldn't otherwise be available for professional artists and newbies."

Ball said the studio usually conducts between 200 and 300 workshops during the course of the weekend, each one lasting 10 to 15 minutes.

Source: www.snponline.comAuthor: shangyi

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