Stow resident

Russ O'Brien was one of several glass blowing demonstrators at Akron Glass Works on March 16. O'Brien, who started blowing glass when he was a student at Kent State in the 1970s, had his own glass studio in Kent for several years and worked at another gallery before joining Akron Glass Works. He said he works at the glass shop three or four days a week, and does "cold work" such as grinding and polishing with his own equipment at home.