Experience Ohio Glass Museum & Glass Blowing Studio

Glass Town Countdown NYE Celebration 2019

Glass Town Countdown NYE Celebration 2019 Make an Ornament for the Lighted Globe

Thanks to all who participated in the first annual Glass Town Countdown in 2019. The Ohio Glass Museum’s glass blowers were happy to accommodate all who signed up for classes to make their ornament to be placed on the globe that rose on December 31 at midnight. The collaboration between the museum, Lancaster Parks & Recreation, Destination Downtown Lancaster, and Visit Fairfield County Ohio made it all happen. The visitor center is located at 158 W. Wheeling St., Lancaster.  You can pick up your ornament 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.  You can also pay a $20 fee and keep your ornament on the globe for the 2020 Countdown later the year.  You can call 740-654-5929 to make special arrangements if these hours will not work for you. For those who did not make an ornament at the Ohio Glass Museum in 2019, you can get ahead of the crowd for 2020’s Glass Town Countdown event and make your ornament now through early December. Each student needs to sign up for his or her own time slot. It takes 20 minutes per person to make an ornament. Participants as young as ages 5 and up with adult supervision can make an ornament. You may also purchase an ornament for this project from our selections displayed in the OGM Gift Shop open 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Tuesdays - Fridays and on Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Our community created a great event for all who turned out and celebrated New Year’s Eve 2019 in Historic Downtown Lancaster. Many volunteers spent hours helping those in charge to get the job done. Next time you are downtown at any one of the establishments mentioned, please let them know how much you appreciate their effort for a job well done.

Current Exhibition

Cobalt Glass new exhibit


It Started with Pencil & Paper... a tribute to the designers behind some of America's favorite pressed glass patterns!  Whether we are shopping for an Item, setting our tables for a gathering, or touring a museum of wonderful things, we are intuitively making observations about each piece we see.  When we view an item made of pressed glass; a vase, a bowl, or a pedestaled cake stand, and determine if we like it or If we want to use it, or if It might make a suitable gift, we are, most of us unknowingly, employing the elements and principles of art and design.  We make our conclusion about the glass piece on our own feelings, practical and/or emotional. We consider such features as the quality of the glass, its translucency, its form, color, pattern, and many more components which artists and designers have studied and utilized to create their products.  In this exhibit we pay tribute to the persons we seldom consider during our mental deliberations as to the worthiness of the piece of glass before us….those persons who started with Pencil & Paper!  We examine some of the Designers’ initial sketches, blueprints, and patents, as we explore the process of creative thinking, and the applications of the elements and principals. Because these final designs are the property of the companies for which they were created, many of the names of designers, draftsmen, and others, so important to the completion of the product, are lost in obscurity. We are, nonetheless able to present some fabulous examples of the work of important designers who worked for our local glass companies, as well as many other designers from around the country.  Our goal is to allow our visitors to experience looking at glass in a whole new way.  Enjoy!

Bulletin - OGM is adding A Tribute to Lancaster Glass Co. along with this current display.  This is part of Lancaster's glass producing history story. 


Hours / (740)687-0101



Flameworking Demonstrations are curently being held in the OGM Gallery at 2pm and 3pm during museum hours.

Marble training sessions begin on March 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the lower level of the Ohio Glass Museum.

Winter has arrived and all our hand blown and pressed items are readily available in the museum's Gift Shop - OPEN Tues. - Fri.. -12pm to 4pm and during Museum Hours. Want to make your own decorative piece?  Go to ohioglassmuseum.org/glass-blowing.php and schedule a time available to start a new experience. 


Museum is located at 124 W Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130


Nov-Feb: Tuesday - Saturday 1-4 pm and by appointment.  Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Mar-Oct: Tuesday - Sunday 1-4 pm and by appointment. Closed on Mondays.


Glassblowing Demos - 2:00 and 3:00 PM DAILY during museum hours.

We are closed on these holidays: New Years Eve and Day, Good Friday and Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day.

Please call ahead 740-687-0101 when traveling due to unforeseen changes in museum hours and demos due to studio downtime, glass artists availability, and weather conditions.

LEVEL 1 Snow Emergency - (Check before visiting); LEVEL 2 (Check before visiting); LEVEL 3 (OGM will be closed)  We will attempt to contact you if you have scheduled a class.




Creating a Bowl

Glass Blowing Studio   

Glass Blowing Classes are offered for Individuals or Groups by appointment. Classes are taught by Theresa Sharp. You can now register online. One Day Classes: Blown Glass Ornaments, Glass Witch Balls, Glass Pumpkin, Pulled Glass Flower, Glass Paperweight, Glass Heart Paperweight.

Register Online

Flameworking Classes

Sign-up for Flameworking Classes with glass artist, Theresa Sharp, ages 14 and up. All participants will be required to sign a release of liability form. All glass beads will need to anneal slowly overnight and will be ready for pick up the next day OGM is open. No experience is necessary for any of the classes, Group or Personal.

More Information

Our Organization

Membership Information

Choice of General Membership or Special Membership to support the Ohio Glass Museum.

Members enjoy free admission and other benefits.

Ohio Glass Museum is a 501(c)(3) Organization.

Click here for membership brochure to join or renew.

Membership Information

Choice of General Membership or Special Membership to support the Ohio Glass Museum.

Members enjoy free admission and other benefits.

Plan Your Trip

The Ohio Glass Museum is located in Lancaster, Ohio's downtown historic district (map). OGM is within walking distance of The Georgian Museum, Sherman House Museum, Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and the Zane Square Park. After visiting the museum, be sure to stop by our gift shop and checkout are changing displays of OGM's glass blown and flameworked (beading) in-house.  Other bakeware and art glass items are always available for purchase during operating hours: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday and on weekends during museum hours.

Additional Fairfield County maps and information about downtown Lancaster's stores, restaurants, and lodging are available at the Fairfield County Visitor and Convention Bureau (www.visitfairfieldco.org.) located at 158 W. Wheeling Street, Lancaster, OH.

Ohio Arts Council
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
Fairfield County Foundation
South Central Power Co.
PNC Foundation