Experience Ohio Glass Museum & Glass Blowing Studio

OGM Museum

You will always find something new at the Ohio Glass Museum as we present changing exhibitions of glass items throughout the year. If you missed some of our past exhibits, we will still have examples of what was shown since our opening day on May 20, 2006.

We are conveniently located at 124 W Main St in Lancaster, Ohio 43130 off of Business Route 33 (map) in Historic Downtown Lancaster. Glass pieces blown and designed in the studio are for sale in the OGM Gift Shop. They are great for unique gifts for that special person.

Current Exhibition

Cobalt Glass new exhibit

OHIO GLASS MUSEUM’S NEW EXHIBITION OPENS

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!

 

Hours / (740)687-0101

Location: 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.

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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.


 

 

Classes

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

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.

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 205 W. Main Street, Lancaster, OH.

Ohio Arts Council
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
Fairfield County Foundation