Get Up Close And Personal With Glassblowing At Glass Axis’ Live Demonstration

I don’t know about you, but my Netflix account has led me down some interesting paths.

My husband and I don’t enjoy a ton of reality television, but I have to admit that we’re suckers for anything in the competition reality sphere. Our most recent binge is a show called Blown Away, where glassblowers from around the country compete.

I had no idea creating glass artwork was so involved. From practical skills like time management to artistic skills like having the creative vision to imagine what a bunch of sand can be turned into, serious talent is required to be a glassblower.

But now that we’ve fully binged the entire first season, we need a new way to satisfy our desire to watch people blow glass. Luckily for us, Glass Axis is a place that exists here in Columbus.

On August 30, Glass Axis is hosting two renown glass artists who will be doing a glassblowing demonstration from 6 to 9 p.m. Kim Fields does hyper-realistic animal sculptures on the torch and she’ll be on hand offering a flameworking demonstration. Flameworking is glassblowing on a smaller scale, using a personal torch and glass rods.

Davide Salvadore will also be doing a demonstration. Salvadore will be flying in all the way from Murano, Italy just for his gallery exhibition at Sherrie Gallerie in the Short North and the glass blowing demonstration at Glass Axis.

The demonstrations are free and open to the public. Glass Axis hosts monthly demonstrations, but they also offer classes, host private events, and offer memberships that give members access to equipment and a place to sell their creations. For more info, you can visit their website here.