Brian Becher has been working with glass since 1999. He is a graduate from the Ohio State University, where he earned a bachelors in fine arts degree. He has studied five times at the Pilchuck glass school, as well as Penland School of crafts, and the Corning museum of glass. Brian has studied and worked with a multitude of artists, thus cultivating and rounding out his personal aesthetic. Brian’s work primarily revolves around Venetian techniques.
“Erinn has an extensive background in the art of glass blowing, leading instructional workshops and producing beautiful works of art glass for display and sale. Erinn is a 2009 graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design. She has received scholarships to study at The Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts and Pilchuck Glass School. In 2009, she received an Honorable Mention in the AICUO Excellence in the Visual Arts Awards. Over the years, Erinn’s work has been exhibited throughout Ohio.
Most recently, Erinn acted as the Lead Gaffer, Studio Manager and Instructor for Crystal Traditions located in Tiffin, Ohio. Crystal Traditions is a glass factory dedicated to keeping Tiffin’s glass heritage alive through on-site demonstrations of glass blowing, hand cutting crystal and sand carving. At Crystal Traditions, Erinn produced art glass for the gallery, demonstrated and narrated the art of glass blowing to tourists, wrote class curricula and instructed introductory glassblowing workshops.”
Jim grew up in Iowa with an interest in photography and stained glass. After training in photography for two years, he free lanced for twenty years. In addition, he has enjoyed working with stained glass for the past 25 years. Jim became interested in hot glass in 1999, but was unable to pursue it until taking a class at the Springfield Museum of Art in 2007. After the first class, he knew that hot glass was going to become a passion. After further classes at Glass Axis in Columbus, he is now able to expand his passion for hot glass to the point of sales and starting this web site. Jim hopes to build interest in glassblowing and to continue creating enjoyable glass pieces.
Trevor is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design. Trevor emphasized in glass casting and glass blowing with a bachelors in fine art. Since CCAD, Trevor continued to receive his masters of fine art at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Lisa is an Ohio glass artist with a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Her focus at CCAD was in painting and she also did ceramics as well as some glass blowing. For years she worked with textile, mixed media, exhibiting, lecturing, and teaching. Since 2002 Lisa has been using glass as means of creative expression. Lisa is currently creating bracelets and pendants with hand made glass beads, and sterling silver components as well as blown glass vases, bowls, and tumblers.
A Computer Programmer / Engineer, Walker first got the glass bug watching a demonstration in 2009 at the Toledo Museum of Art. That spring he ran into Jim DeLange at a Yellow Springs Art Sale, and Jim shared how he started out at the Springfield Museum of Art and then Glass Axis. A few weeks later Walker took his first Glass Blowing Class at Springfield with Aimee Sones, and in the summer and fall took Glass 1 & 2 at Glass Axis. Since then he’s been working at Springfield and Glass Axis.
Kami Westhoff (Meighan)
Born and raised in Ohio, Kami Westhoff (Meighan) is an innovative, conceptual artist who explores balance and youthful curiosity in her sculpture. She received her MFA from The Ohio State University and completed her BFA at Bowling Green State University. Kami has shown her work in various juried and invitational shows both nationally and internationally including The University of Southern Australia in Adelade, Australia, The International Society of Spanish Culture in Iquitos, Peru. Hawk Galleries in Columbus, Ohio and Vetri International in Tacoma, Washington currently represent her glasswork.