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

Be part of the Celebration of the annual City of Lancaster tradition of blowing a colorful glass ornament which will be attached to a giant 4 foot lit Globe with over 500 handmade glass ornaments made at the Ohio Glass Museum. The community-created glass art will light up and sparkle, rising high in the air, ringing in the new year during the 2019 Glass Town Countdown New Year's Eve celebration!  It takes a 20 minute lesson with a professional glass artist to blow a glass ornament which will be part of the Giant Glass Globe use in the celebration. You are able to choose two of your favorite colors and blow it into a 3"-4" round ornament. After it cools down overnight, your ornament will be tagged with a number specific to you, and will then be attached to the Giant Glass Globe. You'll be able to watch the Globe on display grow in size with ornaments in businesses around town all throughout the year! Participants as young as ages 5 and up with adult supervision can make an ornament.

Each student needs to sign up for their own time slot. It takes 20 minutes per person to make an ornament. If your class takes place before the Museum opens, please come to the back door that is labeled "Glass Studio". It will be unlocked just walk right in! CLICK HERE for classesYou may also purchase an ornament for this project.


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

Fall paperweight

Fall color selections on 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. 

NOTE:  Nov. and Dec -  Glass Studio Class Hours and Gift Shop Hours will be extended on Sundays: - 11am to 4pm.


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