• Staff

    Combining administrative, management, communication, and technical support to keep Glass Axis fused together.

    Rex Brown

    Executive Director

    After serving as a Board Member of Glass Axis and Treasurer for almost two years, Rex accepted the position of Executive Director of Glass Axis.  Mr. Brown graduated from Case Western Reserve University with an MBA and has a business background in leadership, strategic planning, finance and accounting, customer service, and information technology.

    A life-long artist, Rex continues to learn new mediums and techniques.  His art is on display throughout the U.S. and in China and he has participated in gallery shows at High Road Gallery and CS Gallery. His online gallery is at

    Shawn Everette

    Facilities Manager

    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.

    Shawn’s office hours:

    Thursday and Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.


    Erinn Bessler

    Office and Gallery Manager
    Custom commissions, restorations, and repairs

    Erinn Bessler started blowing glass at Columbus College of Art and Design in 2006. She has been an instructor at Glass Axis since 2011. She has been a glassblower for Franklin Park Conservatory and Crystal Traditions; a resident artist at The Works; and has studied at Pilchuck, Penland, and Corning. Erinn is drawn to the repetitive process of glassblowing, focusing on vessel forms.


    Alex Fresch

    Social Media Coordinator

    Alex 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