New glass blowing studio, gallery opens in Dayton; grand opening this weekend

May 2—Nyminal Glass, a brand new glass blowing studio and gallery, has opened its doorways in Dayton that includes all kinds of arms on lessons the place shoppers can create something from paperweights and flowers to drinkware, bowls and vases.

A grand opening celebration that includes live demonstrations, meals vehicles and specials in the gallery is midday to eight p.m. Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.

Owner Dustin Wagner is initially from Findlay, which he described as as soon as being often known as the glass capital of the nation. He’s been residing a minimalistic life, touring and dealing every single day to turn into a glass blower.

He recalled household journeys to Estes Park in Colorado the place he and his brother had been fascinated with watching the artwork of glass blowing at an area studio.

“There was an instant attraction because there’s such a physical part of blowing glass,” Wagner stated. “You have to be strong and precise like a boxer, but yet graceful like a ballerina.”

His brother discovered how one can blow glass in faculty and taught Wagner the artwork when he was a senior in highschool. Wagner initially went to California for glassblowing proper after highschool, however it did not exercise. He spent his 20s taking part in and writing music, becoming a member of a band and dealing for various glass blowers.

“All the stuff in my 20s was really preparing me for this bigger, greater thing that I didn’t even think I could do,” Wagner stated.

What actually modified the course of his profession was when he moved to Springfield about six years in the past.

“I encourage so many people to move to a smaller town, hone in on your craft, keep doing it, save money for 10 years and then you can invest in yourself,” Wagner stated.

With the assist from his household and associates, Wagner and his girlfriend bought the constructing at 1900 E. Second St. The 10,000-square-foot warehouse house options 5,000-square ft of house crammed with artists and creators. Nyminal Glass takes up the opposite half of the house.

“I realized about two years into working on this place, that it’s really not about me anymore,” Wagner stated.

Nyminal Glass is for the neighborhood. Wagner is trying ahead to serving to folks perceive their strengths as they understand glass in their very own distinctive approach. He hopes to staff up with locations like Dayton Children’s Hospital to create sponsorship packages.

The 38-year-old is an explorer of artwork and jack of all trades. When you stroll into the studio, he could also be taking part in the banjo or carving arrowheads out of glass utilizing easy instruments like an antler or stone. He additionally does steel working and creates customized molds for himself utilizing gadgets he finds on the streets.

Wagner’s model of glass blowing options a whole lot of texture. In his mid-20s he began amassing instruments from vintage shops and utilizing them to sculpt glass and make it look totally different.

“I really want people to interact with the glass,” Wagner stated. “Not just look at it, but really be able to feel it.”

He has spent the final eight years touring all around the Midwest constructing and discovering his clientele.

“It took everything for me to put this together,” Wagner stated. “Anybody that walks through the door to me is a blessing in disguise.”


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For extra data, go to or the studio’s Facebook or Instagram pages. To e-book a category, name 419-348-9203 or e-mail [email protected].

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