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The Central Ohio Section of The American Ceramic Society encompasses the Ohio counties of Athens, Belmont, Champaign, Clark, Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Richland, Ross, Union, Vinton, and Washington.

Section Officers


Chair:  Beau Billet, Orton Ceramic Foundation

Secretary: Position open

Treasurer: Matt Lambert, Allied Mineral Products

If you would like to contact any of the Central Ohio officers, log in and visit the ACerS online membership directory for contact details. You must be a member to access the directory. Or contact Marilyn Stoltz at mstoltz@ceramics.org for assistance.

The Central Ohio Section participates in monthly events through Columbus Technical Societies (CTS).  Please contact Beau Billet for more information.

CTS Event Steel Making 101 at Worthington Industries Presented by AWMI - March 1, 2023

The American Welding Society's Columbus chapter presents Steel Making 101 on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at Worthington Industries.  Event flyer here.

With Andrew Hamilton, Mgr. Technical Services at Worthington Industries. Learn the steel making process and market fundamentals!

When: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
*Lunch will be provided

$10.00 for member of CTS Societies
$15.00 for corporate member
$20.00 for non-member

Where: Training Rooms 124/125
Worthington Industries Corporate Office
200 Old Wilson Bridge Road
Columbus, OH 43085

For reservations, please contact Alison Smith at

Central Ohio Section - EWI event on Motorsports Welding

The American Welding Society's Columbus Section presents Motorsports Welding at EWI on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.  Event flyer here.

Social: 6:00-6:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30‐7:00 pm
Lecture: 7:00-8:00 pm

$20 for members of CTS Societies
$30 for nonmembers
$10 for students

1250 Arthur E. Adams Dr.
Columbus, OH 43221

For Reservations Contact:
Harvey Castner – hcastner@columbus.rr.com
Attendees must RSVP to this meeting by February 20, 2023.

Central Ohio Section attended glass blowing demonstration on November 4, 2022 

The Central Ohio Section returned to Glass Axis on November 4, 2022 for a hands-on glass blowing demonstration. Members will had the opportunity to hand blow a glass ornament.

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Meet and greet at Ohio State University

Central Ohio Section members joined the Ohio State University Material Advantage students on October 26 for a lecture by Dr. Jing Yang, Senior Product Development Engineer at SCI Engineered Materials.



Marcus Fish, Development Director of the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, speaks to Material Advantage students at Ohio State University

Dr. Jing Yang, Senior Product Development Engineer at SCI Engineered Materials

Central Ohio Section visits Glass Axis

The Central Ohio Section kicked off the International Year of Glass with a tour of Glass Axis on Friday, January 14, 2022.  Section members toured the facility and observed a demonstration from glass artist, Madi Cano- who made it look easy. The section will return in the fall and section members will attempt to create their own piece of glass art.

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Central Ohio Section hosted networking and planning event on November 17

Members of the Central Ohio Section gathered to network and make plans for future events on November 17.

A representative from Glass Axis presented details of the upcoming January tour and hands- on demonstration.

Stay tuned for a details regarding a gathering on January 14!