Glass Axis is proud to announce the release of our new book, Glass Axis: 25 Years of Columbus Community Art Glass. This 147 page book is the definitive story of Columbus, Ohio’s glass studio art movement. The book, chronicled by Glass Axis founder and OSU Art Professor Richard Harned, along with former and current members, looks at Glass Axis as it emerged during the growing glass movement in the 1980s, 90s and 2000’s in the United States. Glass Axis was founded almost 25 years after the American studio glass movement began. It tells the story of the second wave glass studio movement’s evolution from university programs and individual studios to nonprofit artist organizations. In addition to combing the Glass Axis archives, stories were solicited from successful glass artists who have a direct connection to Glass Axis. Their assignment was to share their stories and impressions, memories, and thoughts about how Glass Axis influenced and figured into their glass careers and its place in the art glass movement. John Drury, Lee Hervey, Geoffrey Taber, Acquaetta Williams, Sherrie Hawk, Tom Hawk, Scott Benefield, Gretchen Stevens Cochran, Sharon Gilbert, Jim Kennedy, Tom Kreager, Ed Schmid, Jeremy Burdge, Tom Chapman, Dawson Kellogg, Kami Westhoff, and many others contributed to the stories and history included in book.
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