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Best Places For Glass Art In Cleveland

July 9, 2012 6:00 AM

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The city of Cleveland is a hub for glass art. Whether you’re out simply to admire or to learn the tools of the trade for yourself, check out these great locations for all your glass art needs.
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Glass Bubble Project

2421 Bridge Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 696-7043
www.glassbubbleproject.com

Interested in learning how to create your own blown glass works of art? Consider the Glass Bubble Project located on Bridge Avenue. GBP artists specialize in creating art from recycled metal and hand-blown glass, which they affectionately refer to as “Clevetion Art” in contrast to the fragile Venetian glass from Italy. “Our work,” they say, “is industrial and clunky, kind of like the way we see Cleveland –tough and durable.” The Glass Bubble Project offers free public demonstrations, private studio time and glassblowing classes customized to fit your busy schedule.

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J & C Glass Studio
540 E 105th St, Suite 219
Cleveland, OH 44108
(216) 451-4774
www.jandcglassstudio.com

Whether you’re a beginner on the way or a veteran in the field, J & C Glass Studio has something to offer everyone. Co-owned by Chris Crimaldi and Nicholas Comella, the studio offers instructional workshops from beginner to advanced levels led by its experienced staff of full-time instructors and artists. In addition to classes, J & C’s also offers artists the opportunity to rent their own studio space. Find the studio on Facebook or check out the website for more information.

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Keller Art Glass
2151 Murray Hill
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 721-0314
www.kellerartglass.com

Keller Art Glass is a decorative art glass studio located in Cleveland’s historic Little Italy district. Accolades abound for Jerry Keller and his creative team of associates, whose work ranges from residential to commercial to liturgical projects. Keller’s acclaim stems from such commissions as a world map for MSNBC at Rockefeller Center and etched glass lighting for the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. One-of-a-kind since 1973, the creative works of Keller Art Glass are worthy of being on any artist’s special mention list.

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Bruening Glass Works
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
(440) 333-4768
www.brueningglass.com

Don’t waste your time crying over that broken piece of crystal. Bruening Glass Works in Cleveland has been restoring crystal artwork for over 100 years, and from the looks of things, it has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. Check out Bruening’s online gallery and see what this spot is renowned for both nationally and internationally: work in repairing broken and damaged glass works of all sorts to appear seemingly like new.

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Art 5 Glass
5729 Pearl Road
Parma, OH 44129
(440) 888-2785
www.art5glass.com

Ed Kandah has been serving the greater Cleveland area for over 15 years and Art 5 Glass is his testimony. “Your portal to the world of art glass,” Art 5 Glass is located in Parma, where professional service and quality are the order of the day as Mr. Kandah seeks to help you with all of your glass art needs. The success stories tell themselves, as you can read on the studio’s website. Contact Art 5 Glass today and become the next in line.

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Joshua Lawson is a husband to Sarah and a father to Joshua, Hope, and Allison. Once upon a time he was a halfway decent basketball player, but his dream since becoming a father has gone from playing in the NBA to one day getting a full night’s sleep again. Joshua lives in Portsmouth, OH. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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