Saturday, February 18, 2006

Christopher Ries Master in Glass at OSU Faculty Club Gallery - March 1 through 30, 2006

This release was submitted by Marion Fisher, 614 888 3856

Internationally known glass artist Christopher Ries presents 12 crystal sculptures, with the help of Hawk Galleries of Columbus.
Opening reception: March 11, 1:00 to 3:00. More info, call the club at: 614 292 2262.

An Ohio native, Ries graduated from the Ohio State University in 1975 with a BA in ceramics and glass. While still an undergraduate, Ries helped establish the university's first glass "hot shop". After working with heated glass, he began exploring techniques of coldwork, sawing, grinding, slicing, cutting and carving glass. He has been an artist in residence at Schott Glass Technologies of Durea, PA. The company produces the highest quality of glass allowing transmittal of 99.8% of the light. His pioneering work lead him to create unique effects in glass using ambient light, maximizing the reflective and reactive properties of the optical quality of glass.

The Ohio State University Faculty Club is located at 181 S. Oval Drive, on the Campus of the Ohio State University.

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