• Free Torch Demonstration July 10th

    Enjoy a cooler demonstration for the month of July and see what unique collaboration this month’s artists come up with at Glass Axis. In addition, while you are here for the demonstration, July 10th is also the opening for our next gallery exhibition What’s Next? featuring the glass students from Columbus College of Art and Design.

    Our monthly glass demonstration will take place on Friday July 10th from 6-8 pm, on Franklinton Fridays. This glass demonstration will feature Alexandra Fresch and Shawn Everette collaborating to create a large decorative form on the torch.  Both artists use flame-working, where glass is sculpted and blown on a personal torch, to make their work.

    Alexandra Fresch is the Social Media Coordinator and an Instructor for Glass Axis. Before working at Glass Axis, she was the team leader for Cedar Point Amusement Park’s Glassblowing Theater. For 6 years she did glassblowing demonstrations and narrations for the public, while managing their glass studio. Alex also worked at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion as a Glass Facilitator where she taught hands-on glassmaking classes and did public glassblowing demonstrations and narrations for museum visitors. Fresch received her BFA from The Ohio State University in 2012, but her passion for glass began while she was still in high school and took a chance Fibers & Glass class. The majority of Fresch’s work is inspired by nature, especially from her travels to tropical destinations, influencing her to use bright, highly saturated colors like those seen in warm climates.

    Fresch’s glass artwork can be seen in galleries in both Northern Ohio and locally in the Columbus area. Visit her website for images of her recent works

    Shawn Everette began working with glass at Illinois State University in 2005 under the instruction of artists John Miller and Carmen Lozar. Falling into the addictive potential of the medium it soon developed into the dominating form of creative expression. Experiences at Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and Corning Museum of Glass helped to define the direction of his artistic endeavors. In 2012, he received his MFA at the University of Wisconsin- Madison working alongside Steve Feren, Lisa Koch, and Matthew Piepenbrock. He was a recent Artist-in-Residence at the Works, honing his artistic undertakings for the greater artistic world. His works are a fabrication of the remnants of memory and visions of perspective objects of a youthful imagination. Facilitated through blown, cast, and flameworked glass, these vignettes of nostalgic mythos and heroic ethos are created as an attempt to capture the ideologies of our culture.


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