Did you know that sculptures like this one are available for sale on our website? Or if you’re local, call the studio to come see a piece in person. This sculpture is small yet vibrant – perfect as a touch of excitement and color in your home.
By Abby Groth on July 29, 2015
Did you know that sculptures like this one are available for sale on our website? Or if you’re local, call the studio to come see a piece in person. This sculpture is small yet vibrant – perfect as a touch of excitement and color in your home.
By Abby Groth on July 28, 2015
This colorful cane is made by hand here at our studio. It seems like there are infinite color and pattern combos – all beautiful! Cane is used to make designs in larger pieces of glass art, like this Zanfirico bowl.
By Abby Groth on July 27, 2015
On September 9th, the University of Michigan will be hosting a closing reception for April’s show, “Glass Lily Garden.” The reception will be free and open to the public, so head down to Ann Arbor and join us for a nice evening celebrating this great show! The exhibit is installed at the North Campus Research Complex.
By Abby Groth on July 26, 2015
Ever heard of the word “fazzoletto?” It might sound like a kind of yummy pasta, but it’s actually an ancient technique of glass blowing developed by the Italians where the glass is blown in free form. April has always used this method and added her own twist to the technique, combining fresh colors and adding sculpted elements to some pieces of blown glass. The result is truly breathtaking!
By Abby Groth on July 25, 2015
About a month ago, a new artwork titled “Life Trees” was installed at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. It was made by the Detroit Design Center and features handblown glass elements. It’s good to see glass being used in art around the city!
By Abby Groth on July 24, 2015
Flashback Friday to epiphany’s sleek trumpet vases! These pieces are a technical feat, requiring the glassblower to stretch her arm up to 2.5 feet away from the bench while keeping everything centered. The glass loops at the bottom are sculpted onto the end of the trumpet so that the entire work is one piece of glass. Crazy! These guys really sound the horn for the weekend, no?
By Abby Groth on July 23, 2015
By Abby Groth on July 22, 2015
Did you know that epiphany glass has started making pet urns? These custom pieces are such a special way to commemorate your best fur friend. Call the studio for more information and pricing.
By Abby Groth on July 21, 2015
A lot of the techniques in this video are ones that we use here in the studio! We make our own colored cane and use it to make beautiful custom pieces.
By Abby Groth on July 19, 2015
If you’re local to Detroit, you might want to check out City Sculpture – a new park filled with monumental sculpture by Robert Sestok. It looks like quite the adventureland!
By Abby Groth on July 18, 2015
The new winners of the Kresge Award were announced recently. Looking forward to seeing what these artists come up with in the next year!
By Abby Groth on July 17, 2015
It’s Friday! Here’s a wild sculpture to start your weekend off right. “Red Sentinal” is bold and quite the stunner, if we do say so ourselves.
By Abby Groth on July 16, 2015
Pantone’s color of the year is the sophisticated and understated Marsala. April used this hue as inspiration for these two new sculptures!
By Abby Groth on July 15, 2015
We’ve freshened up our web store with a lot more of April’s epiphany sculptures. Check it out! Anything you see can be safely shipped direct to your home. Click “Store” above to see what we’ve got. This free form bowl is gorgeous with its stunning silver rim.
By Abby Groth on July 14, 2015
Are you a foodie AND an art fan? This video shows how you can combine your two passions.
By Abby Groth on July 12, 2015
Michigan-Made is a great website that offers a wide selection of products for purchase that are all (you guessed it) made in Michigan! Our studio e heart paperweights and pen holders are also available here.
By Abby Groth on July 11, 2015
Want to know how we get that sparkly effect in some of our pieces like this blue pen holder? This sort of glass is called “aventurine” and includes copper salts in the chemical makeup of the glass. It used to be called “goldstone” and has been thought to bring good fortune!
By Abby Groth on July 10, 2015
Did you get a chance to scroll through the online magazine by CODAworx that features “Bello Fiori?” The theme was “Transformative Walls” and April’s piece sure fits the bill. The lobby wall of St. Joe’s Hospital was literally a blank canvas before April created her bright and beautiful floral collage across it.
By Abby Groth on July 9, 2015
Have you ever wanted to make your own glass, but don’t have access to chemical elements OR a 2000-degree furnace? Play this game from the Corning Museum of Glass instead. It’s *almost* the same as the real thing.
By Abby Groth on July 8, 2015
Cranbrook Academy of Art’s own artist-in-residence, Beverly Fishman, produced these colorful pill-shaped blown glass sculptures. It’s cool to see what other glass art is being made in the area!
By Abby Groth on July 7, 2015
It’s Transformation Tuesday! epiphany studios has gone through a lot of transformations over the past 18 years. From developing the classic epiphany pieces to expanding into three distinct brands – studio e, epiphany, and April Wagner, the studio is constantly evolving. Thanks for following us over the years – here’s to many more!
By Abby Groth on July 6, 2015
Don’t you love this beautiful curving line of lilies on the wall at University of Michigan? These sculptures are on display as part of April’s show, “Glass Lily Garden” at the North Campus Research Complex in Ann Arbor. At the studio, the lilies are usually displayed on shelves, but here they take on a whole new look by being hung vertically!
By Abby Groth on July 5, 2015
Guess who’s here? Nick Cave and his amazing Soundsuits, that’s who! “Here Hear” is an exhilarating exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum, and if you like color, sound, movement, texture or dancing, this is the artist for you. The show is up through October 11, and the summer will be filled with different events to show off the vibrant, sculptural costumes that Nick Cave dubbed his “Soundsuits.” This one’s a don’t-miss!
By Abby Groth on July 4, 2015
Happy birthday, America! You’re looking swell at 229 years old! We love April’s patriotic ornaments. They’re so cheerful and celebratory!
By Abby Groth on July 3, 2015
By Abby Groth on July 2, 2015
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin had hoped that the turkey, which he called a “Bird of Courage” would be used as an official symbol of the nation instead of the bald eagle? That would certainly bring new meaning to Thanksgiving!
By Abby Groth on July 1, 2015
Countdown to the fourth of July is upon us! Let’s whet our appetite for patriotism with one of epiphany’s cool red, white and blue ornaments!
By Abby Groth on June 30, 2015
April’s “Warp and Weft” is a vibrant addition to this already bright and happy room. The white and red curls of this contemporary wall sculpture make an interesting juxtaposition with the traditional crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
By Abby Groth on June 29, 2015
By Abby Groth on June 28, 2015
People often wonder if they can microwave our glass or put it in the dishwasher. The short answer is “NO!” Our glass is composed of a much different combo of minerals than Pyrex, which is durable and can hold up under quite a bit of stress.
By Abby Groth on June 27, 2015
Ever wonder what happens with all of the extra glass pieces that April makes when she creates a large work? Anything that isn’t broken gets stored away… who knows when we’ll need just the right piece!
By Abby Groth on June 26, 2015
Beautiful decanter and wine glass set with hand-sculpted butterfly and leaf embellishments. The butterfly decanter was inspired by the natural elements in paintings by Frida Kahlo.
By Abby Groth on June 25, 2015
The walls in our studio change pretty frequently – here’s what’s on display right now! Like what you see? Call us to make an appointment to see it in person.
By Abby Groth on June 24, 2015
“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.” – Eugene Ionesco
Today’s April Wagner creation…”Three Stars Up One.”
By Abby Groth on June 23, 2015
Sometimes our glass needs a bath. This big piece gets the spray down (carefully) – suds and all. If you have a piece of glass art and it needs a wash, fill a sink or tub with room temperature water and use regular dish soap to carefully rinse it.
By Abby Groth on June 22, 2015
This was a neat project – a handblown jar with butterflys and flowers for a Bat Mitzvah. Guests could put well-wishes or advice on slips of paper and put them in the jar! If you’re looking for a handmade touch for your special event, April can work with you to create a truly unique piece of art to complement any occasion.
By Abby Groth on June 21, 2015
Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there! Today we raise our glass to you! (Ha. Ha. But really, what says “Dad” more than a cheesy pun?)
By Abby Groth on June 20, 2015
Whoever places glass into our annealing furnace gets to wear one of these snazzy uniforms – lest their hair get singed!
By Abby Groth on June 19, 2015
“The glass is alive.” So says Lino Tagliapietra, often considered the godfather of the studio glass movement. See him in action in this video from the Corning Museum of Glass.
By Abby Groth on June 18, 2015
Throwback Thursday! Here’s an up close shot of the glass ramps that became part of the garden of greens for “Spring” as part of the “Four Seasons” series at the Stand restaurant in Birmingham. The final piece also included glass basil and fiddleheads.
By Abby Groth on June 17, 2015
Some of the most colorful paperweights from over the years. The colored glass in each epiphany paperweight is shaped using a mold, then covered by clear glass. Which one is your favorite?
By Abby Groth on June 16, 2015
This year, we were honored to make some unique awards for the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. It’s always special to be involved with great causes in our area.
By Abby Groth on June 15, 2015
April has made a lot of lighting pieces over the past few years. “Gold Cirrus” features her signature curled glass in an absolutely luxe golden color.
By Abby Groth on June 14, 2015
It’s Flag Day! April made this cool flag out of handblown ornaments in red, white and blue.
By Abby Groth on June 13, 2015
One week until Father’s Day! Our studio is chock full of sculptures of all sizes. If your dad is an art lover, stop by to pick out an unforgettable gift. Call 248.745.3786 to make an appointment.
By Abby Groth on June 12, 2015
Ever wonder where we get our glass? It starts out pretty simple… these bags contain silica, soda lime, limestone and other minerals in powder form. When they get shoveled into our furnace at 2000 degrees… voila! Clear glass. Our glass is soft and pliable – much more flexible than the glass you have in your pyrex containers at home.
By Abby Groth on June 11, 2015
Does your dad appreciate a great bottle of red wine? Perhaps a handsome epiphany decanter is the perfect Father’s Day gift! We also have a few square liquor decanters for the dad that prefers a nice scotch. ☺ Call us for purchasing details.
By Abby Groth on June 10, 2015
The Simone DeSousa Gallery in Cass Corridor is featuring Danish glass artist Pernille Braun and her piece, “What Comes Down.” Using layers of glass to make cylinders of different colors, the pieces are hung on the wall in a “musical sequence.” Check it out – the show is only up until June 20!
By Abby Groth on June 8, 2015
These little nest vases were a hit at our open studio in May. We’ve just got the pink one left! Call us if you’re interested.
By Abby Groth on June 7, 2015
Can’t make it to one of epiphany glass’ open studios or another local hotshop? The Tacoma Museum of Glass has a live feed of their glass blowers. Pretty cool stuff happens there!
By Abby Groth on June 6, 2015
This website has some neat craft ideas for anyone interested in playing around with glass at home.
By Abby Groth on June 5, 2015
Wouldn’t you LOVE one of these cute stemless heart wine glasses we made for tonight’s Metropolitan Detroit Heart Ball hosted by the American Heart Association? We think this simple but bold design is pretty darn great.
By Abby Groth on June 4, 2015
Don’t forget that Father’s Day is June 21st! We have great gifts for dads, including these professional but fun pen holders from our studio e collection.
By Abby Groth on June 3, 2015
Paperweights with ashes inside are becoming a more popular way to remember a loved one. The epiphany ash paperweights are simple and beautiful.
By Abby Groth on June 2, 2015
Julie Gill certainly uses stained glass in a way that we’ve never seen before – where were the planets lined up on the day you met your love? She maps out the stars in glass to commemorate a couple’s special date.
By Abby Groth on June 1, 2015
Happy June! Let summer officially begin! (Ok, not *officially* until the 21st, but our state of mind is starting to drift toward the beach…)
By Abby Groth on May 31, 2015
Our cat and dog bowls made for our partnership with the Michigan Humane Society are the best for your pet! Here’s why:
1. These bowls are durable! Over ¼” thick, this glass isn’t as fragile as you think!
2. Each bowl is made to be totally no-slip. The kitty bowls have rubber feet and the bottom of the dog bowls are dipped in a rubber coating so your pet can’t push them across your kitchen floor.
3. Glass won’t leach toxic chemicals or by-products into your pet’s food and water. 100% safe for your furry friend!
4. Did we mention they’re totally cute, too?
By Abby Groth on May 30, 2015
“Mind your P’s and Q’s!” In this piece “Pea and Ques”, the “pea” is the bold little green round in the center of the sculpture, while the “que” is the curly-Qs are the minty green curls around it. Who says you can’t have fun with your titles?
By Abby Groth on May 29, 2015
June is almost here and that means the annual Garden Party is just around the corner! Funds raised will provide scholarships for students at the Oakland Community College Culinary Study Institute and the Macomb Community College Applied Technology programs.
Epiphany will be represented at this great event, which is full of great food and wine, and some amazing classic cars. For more info, head to the Garden Party website.
By Abby Groth on May 28, 2015
Time for a little Throwback Thursday! This blue zebra makes us feel ready for a summer trip to the zoo…
By Abby Groth on May 27, 2015
An epiphany paperweight is a classic form that allows April to play with ideas about color and pattern.
By Abby Groth on May 26, 2015
Did you know that you can find #epiphanyglass at the @DIADetroit gift shop? Sculptures like “Electric Crimson” are available there.
By Abby Groth on May 25, 2015
Happy Memorial Day! We remember those who served in the armed forces – thank you for protecting our country.
By Abby Groth on May 24, 2015
If you think this piece, “Winter Cardoon,” is stunning in the photo, you should see it in person! It truly sparkles when it’s under the lights.
By Abby Groth on May 23, 2015
epiphany glass relies on YOU, our supporters, to help us grow! If you want to help us out, click this link to Like our Facebook page, and then share it with a friend that you think would love our glass art. Word of mouth is a powerful thing!
By Abby Groth on May 22, 2015
Ever heard of a Prince Rupert’s Drop? We know there’s science behind it this phenomenon, but this video makes it all feel like magic. (Also, how cool are these high-speed cameras?!)
By Abby Groth on May 21, 2015
Aren’t these pups the best? Call us to check color availability!
By Abby Groth on May 20, 2015
Wanna know how April made the fabulous decanters for our open studio a few weeks ago? Play this video to see the process in action!
By Abby Groth on May 19, 2015
Didn’t get a chance to visit us at our open studio event? Have no fear! We still have plenty of pet themed glass pieces available. These sitting kitties with different colored “spirits” were particularly popular! Remember that partial proceeds benefit the Michigan Humane Society!
By Abby Groth on May 18, 2015
Cool video on the installation of Kiki Smith’s piece “Constellation” at the Corning Museum of Glass, which includes glass stars and animals!
By Abby Groth on May 17, 2015
Looking for a fun Sunday afternoon activity? The DIA is hosting a mural workshop in conjunction with the Diego + Frida exhibition at noon today. Artists George Vargas and Vito Valdez will lead the hands-on workshop.
By Abby Groth on May 16, 2015
People always marvel at April’s understanding of color in glass… these hot transparent hues prove why everyone’s impressed!
By Abby Groth on May 15, 2015
Real flowers are beautiful, but a perfectly crafted paper flower is the next best thing. The DIA is offering free paper flower workshops every Friday night this month – family friendly and a great weekend activity!
By Abby Groth on May 14, 2015
It’s springtime, so the likelihood that you know someone graduating from somewhere is pretty high! Tell them you’re proud of them with a handmade gift from epiphany. Our studio e line offers a ton of great choices.
By Abby Groth on May 13, 2015
Having a slow start this morning? Take five and check out the cool glass art included in Habatat Gallery’s 43rd International Show! The gallery is located in Royal Oak… if you can get there in person, it’s worth a trip!
By Abby Groth on May 12, 2015
Did you know? Today is Limerick Day! Celebrate by reciting your favorite quirky poem to a friend. (Bonus points if you can make up one about glassblowing!)
By Abby Groth on May 11, 2015
Today we have a group of docents from the DIA with us in the studio. It’s always fun to have group events – if you’re interested in planning an event, call the studio at 248-745-3786. The calendar fills up fast!
By Abby Groth on May 10, 2015
Happy Mother’s Day to all moms everywhere! We wouldn’t be here without you! (literally!)
By Abby Groth on May 9, 2015
The last day to check out the Cranbrook Graduate Exhibition is tomorrow, so get over there and see some more amazing art! This town is chock full of good stuff… don’t miss out!
By Abby Groth on May 8, 2015
Attention local art lovers! The College for Creative Studies Student Exhibition opens in one week! This is a great opportunity to support the newest class of emerging artists in Detroit. All art is for sale and a whopping 100% (yes, 100%!!) of the proceeds go right back to the student. Tickets and more info here:
By Abby Groth on May 7, 2015
By Abby Groth on May 6, 2015
If you missed our open studio event last weekend and still want to find a great Mother’s Day gift, it’s not too late! You can check out our online shop by clicking “store” above, or call the studio at 248-745-3786 to make an appointment to stop by to pick out a great piece that your mom or grandma will love!
By Abby Groth on May 5, 2015
Happy Cinco de Mayo! We sincerely hope your day is filled with tacos and margaritas. Speaking of margaritas, don’t you think one of these colorful glasses would be the perfect vessel for a lemony-limey tequila drink?
By Abby Groth on May 4, 2015
Whew! After a busy weekend at our open studio, we are wiped! But even more, we’re thankful for everyone who came out to support what we do here at epiphany glass. We love sharing art and beauty, and you all make it possible for us to keep doing that. Cheers to you!
By Abby Groth on May 3, 2015
We had a great time yesterday with everyone who came out for open studios! Today is the last day to visit epiphany glass for this special event. Hope to see you here! 770 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI, 48341.
By Abby Groth on May 2, 2015
Today! Stop over at the studio as we open to the public this afternoon from 12-6. This event only happens twice a year, so join us to get your fill of beautiful colored glass and amazing artists in action. Not to mention, this is the perfect place to find a gift for Mother’s Day! Join us at 770 Orchard Lake Rd, Pontiac, MI, 48341.
By Abby Groth on May 1, 2015
Happy May Day! We hope this spring-colored “Spyder” will inspire you to join us tomorrow and Sunday for our Spring Open Studio event. epiphany studio will be open from noon-6 each day, with live glass-blowing demos, guest artist Emily Donald and lots of beautiful artwork to view! Can’t wait to see you here…
By Abby Groth on April 30, 2015
Want another reason to come to Spring Open Studios? A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Michigan Humane Society! We love animals around here and are excited about giving back to the furry friends who need it most. Open Studios is Saturday and Sunday. 12-noon. Epiphany Studios, 770 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI. Hope to see you here!
By Abby Groth on April 29, 2015
One of the highlights of this weekend’s Spring Open Studio is the unveiling of epiphany’s new decanters. The Kayan is an oldie but a goodie, and is a classic design for a classic wine drinker. The striking wrap around the Kayan’s neck is not only visually unique, but serves the purpose of keeping your wine from dripping down the side of the decanter! This Saturday and Sunday come see our whole line of beautiful vessels.
By Abby Groth on April 28, 2015
There’s a ton of reasons to stop by our Open Studio this weekend, and one of them is our guest artist Emily Donald! Emily graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with her BFA in fashion design. Since then, she’s worked in NYC for Wovenplay and San Francisco for Gymboree. Now she’s launching her own line of screen-printed textiles, Beacon & Batten. Stop by and show support for this amazing artist!
By Abby Groth on April 27, 2015
The final countdown to Spring Open Studio begins today! This weekend, May 2-3, stop by our studio at 770 Orchard Lake Road in Pontiac to see what epiphany glass is all about. The studio will be full of beautiful hand-blown glass artwork like this amazing green volcano.
By Abby Groth on April 26, 2015
The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY just opened a 100,000 square foot wing just for contemporary glass art! Super cool.
By Abby Groth on April 25, 2015
If this Zanfirico bowl doesn’t scream spring, we don’t know what does. Pinks and oranges put us in the mood to be outside in the sunshine!
By Abby Groth on April 23, 2015
There’s only one kind of tornado we want to see around these parts and that’s the Tornado from epiphany’s new line of decanters! This fabulous decanter is more than just a pretty face. The glass vortex on the interior actually helps aerate your wine as you pour it in by increasing the surface area that the wine touches. More surface area = better aeration! See the Tornado in action at our Spring Open Studios, May 2-3.
By Abby Groth on April 22, 2015
“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” – Mark Twain
If you get really imaginative, this sculpture “Inside Out” could represent the blustery spring winds…
By Abby Groth on April 21, 2015
Transformation Tuesday!! April always makes about 50% more glass than any given project needs so that she can pick the perfect pieces for the final work. That’s how this table full of blue and purple waves became Violet Aqua Water Wall!
By Abby Groth on April 20, 2015
The ladies of epiphany studios are busy getting ready for this year’s Spring Open Studios! This event is free to the public and is perfect for all ages. Come on over and see live glass-blowing demos from 12-6 pm. We will also have a limited number of spots available for you to try your hand at glass-blowing and make your own piece of art! This awesome experience is $50 per person. Call the studio at 248-745-3786 to reserve a spot.
Remember that a portion of all sales will benefit the Michigan Humane Society, so you can feel free to shop guilt-free!
By Abby Groth on April 19, 2015
For years, people had asked April if her nest sculptures were supposed to double as flower vases. Now they definitely can! The classic tangle of glass is now wrapped around a tiny bud vase. These pretties will be available for purchase at the Spring Open Studios, May 2-3. Pro Tip: They make the perfect Mother’s Day gift!
By Abby Groth on April 18, 2015
What’s better than the perfectly crafted cocktail? The perfectly crafted cocktail that’s themed to celebrate the Diego and Frida show at the DIA, of course! Take a tour of the Detroit culinary world with these restaurants that are serving Rivera and Kahlo-inspired drinks and dishes. Yum!
By Abby Groth on April 17, 2015
Tonight is the opening of the Re:View CCS Alumni Exhibition! Join April and other alumni at the Valade Family Gallery on campus for an opening reception from 6-8 pm.
By Abby Groth on April 16, 2015
STELLAAAA!!! Stanley and Stella may have had a fraught relationship, but we know you’ll fall blissfully head over heels for the Stella, one of epiphany’s new decanters. With graceful curved ridges around the body, this vessel is perfect for the oenophile in your life.
By Abby Groth on April 15, 2015
The lovely “Three Curls” will be shown at the CCS Alumni Exhibition, which opens this Friday. April graduated from CCS in 1997 and says that her experience at the school allowed her to dive into glassblowing with an intensity that she couldn’t have found anywhere else.
By Abby Groth on April 14, 2015
We’re huge fans of Emily Donald’s cool and fresh textiles from her new line, Beacon & Batten. Good thing she’s a guest artist for our Spring Open Studios on May 2 & 3! Stop by to see her awesome product line.
By Abby Groth on April 13, 2015
The “Re:View CCS Alumni Exhibition” is opening this Friday, April 17 with a reception from 6-8 pm. April has two pieces featured in this show at the Valade Family Gallery on campus, including this sculpture, “Silver Ques.” The show is up until May 29, so head to Midtown and check out the awesome work being made by CCS alumni!
By Abby Groth on April 12, 2015
Diego and Frida are making waves in Detroit… if you haven’t seen this show yet, get yourself down to Midtown and see what everyone’s talking about!
By Abby Groth on April 11, 2015
Release the Krackle! This new decanter from epiphany glass features a delicate crackling pattern around the body of the vessel. This effect is achieved by submerging the glass in cool water at just the right moment to shock the glass into crackling but without causing total fracture. The result? A totally radical way to enjoy your favorite wine.
By Abby Groth on April 10, 2015
This sculpture is bright and celebratory and perfect for Friday.
By Abby Groth on April 9, 2015
It’s Throwback Thursday! April’s salmon Old School never gets old to us…
By Abby Groth on April 8, 2015
If you’ve always wanted to make your own glass artwork, our Spring Open Studios on May 2 & 3 will give you the chance! We will be offering a limited number of spaces for you to work with a studio assistant and make your own glass creation. The cost is $50 per person and space is limited, so call the studio today to reserve your spot! 248-745-3786.
By Abby Groth on April 7, 2015
We’re excited to announce that our Spring Open Studios will feature guest artist Emily Donald and her brand new line of hand-printed textiles, Beacon & Batten! Featuring patterns inspired by vintage textiles and wallpaper, each of Emily’s pieces is crafted using natural materials and eco-friendly inks.
By Abby Groth on April 6, 2015
The Bubble decanter will be available for purchase at Spring Open Studios. With the appearance of tiny glass bubbles around the body of the decanter, this vessel is lighthearted and fun! Open Studio is on May 2 & 3, noon-6!
By Abby Groth on April 5, 2015
Happy Easter from epiphany studios!
By Abby Groth on April 3, 2015
At this year’s Spring Open Studios, we’ll be unveiling a new line of decanter designs. Come out to meet the Saturn, a classic decanter shape with a simple ring – it’s out of this world! (Ha. Ha. Ha.)
By Abby Groth on April 2, 2015
It’s that time of year! We’re getting ready for our Spring Open Studios on May 2 & 3, noon-6 pm. This is one event you won’t want to miss – live glass-blowing demonstrations, tons of beautiful sculptures and gift items at all price points, and a chance to meet the artists of epiphany glass. And a portion of all sales will be donated to the Michigan Humane Society! It’s gonna be a fun time!
By Abby Groth on April 1, 2015
Have you gotten fooled by any pranksters today? Share your funniest April Fool’s Day memories below and we can all commiserate together! ☺
By Abby Groth on March 31, 2015
Well, it’s the last day of March, and that means the last day of our flower-of-the-day. We’re leaving you with April’s piece “Bello Fiori” which is a beautiful greeting to the visitors and employees of St. Joe’s Hospital here in Pontiac.
By Abby Groth on March 30, 2015
The way this flower’s petals are reflected below it is just fantastic!
By Abby Groth on March 29, 2015
Flower-of-the-day… April is right around the corner!
By Abby Groth on March 28, 2015
Check out April in the new magazine Prosper! She’s highlighted on page 13.
Along with your flower-of-the-day!
By Abby Groth on March 27, 2015
How appropriate – a local garden club is making a visit to the studio today! If your club or organization wants a tour of the studio and a demo of some glass-blowing, get in touch with us at 248-745-3786.
By Abby Groth on March 26, 2015
Since Robert Heinlein said “Butterflies are self-propelled flowers,” does that mean that April’s “Flutterby” counts for our flower-of-the-day? We say yes!
By Abby Groth on March 25, 2015
“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
By Abby Groth on March 24, 2015
The 4,000 square foot studio and state-of-the-art furnaces at epiphany studios allow April to make all of these amazing flowers we’ve been showing you. This studio is truly a treasure! (And it’s not too early to put our Spring Open Studios event on your calendar… May 2-3!)
By Abby Groth on March 23, 2015
Have you started following us on Twitter yet? You totally should… wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Click the link below!
And a flower to convince you…
By Abby Groth on March 22, 2015
“Primary Fete” is a piece of April’s from 2010. It’s abstract, but we can’t help but seeing an explosion of flowers in this one!
By Abby Groth on March 21, 2015
Here’s a series of red flowers by April to greet you as you sip your weekend coffee!
By Abby Groth on March 20, 2015
The studio e line’s flower paperweights are only $36! These roses are sure to brighten up your desk.
By Abby Groth on March 19, 2015
This flower is “Sitting Pretty,” hence its name.
By Abby Groth on March 18, 2015
“Blue thou art, intensely blue; flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?” – James Montgomery
By Abby Groth on March 17, 2015
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Before you head down to the local pub, we picked a perfectly green flower just for you.
By Abby Groth on March 16, 2015
We call these pieces “lilies” in the studio, but they also look like a splash. What do you think about this sculpture?
By Abby Groth on March 15, 2015
“Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit” opens today at the DIA! This show is bound to be amazing – Kahlo’s work has never been shown at the DIA, and some of Rivera’s preparatory drawings for the Detroit Industry murals will be highlighted as well.
Frida Kahlo is often pictured with flowers in her hair… so her self-portrait is perfect for our flower-of-the-day!
By Abby Groth on March 14, 2015
Next week, another great panel comes to the DIA! On March 18, “Packing/Unpacking” will feature conversations with artists and curators on the idea of the artist as entrepreneur and the state of the art market. http://www.dia.org/calendar/event.aspx?id=4698&iid=
And your flower for this Saturday…
By Abby Groth on March 13, 2015
Funky Friday Flower power! This flower is inspired by Dr. Seuss (and we think you can see why!)
By Abby Groth on March 12, 2015
You’re getting a whole garden of flowers today! April’s piece “Le Jardin les Enfants” is at the Flint Institute of Music.
By Abby Groth on March 11, 2015
Is anyone taking a spring break vacation this year? Where would your dream destination take you? Would it have beautiful flowers like this?
By Abby Groth on March 10, 2015
“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment.” – Georgia O’Keeffe.
Here’s your little world for the moment!
By Abby Groth on March 9, 2015
Happy Monday! Today’s flower-of-the-day is a little different… “Little Shop of Flowers” is colorful and crazy!
By Abby Groth on March 8, 2015
Here’s a sea of flowers for all you gals out there. The staff here at epiphany is largely women, so we believe in girl power 100%!
By Abby Groth on March 7, 2015
epiphany studio assistant Ally’s favorite flower is the rocket pincushion. Never heard of it? Check out this link to see this crazy floral! http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leucospermum_reflexum_var._luteum.JPG
And our flower-of-the-day…
By Abby Groth on March 6, 2015
Our studio manager Mary Griffin’s favorite flower is the hydrangea. Here’s an epiphany flower for you!
By Abby Groth on March 5, 2015
Our communications and marketing manager Abby’s favorite flower is the English garden rose. Here’s your flower of the day!
By Abby Groth on March 4, 2015
April’s favorite flower is the classic daisy. It may not be a daisy, but we sure think this bloom is pretty.
By Abby Groth on March 3, 2015
Today’s flowers-of-the-day are courtesy of our studio e line. These flower paperweights are only $36 and come in a ton of colors! Call the studio to make an appointment to see these beauties in person. 248-745-3786.
By Abby Groth on March 2, 2015
By Abby Groth on March 1, 2015
“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” – Lewis Grizzard
We sure are ready for spring after a pretty wicked February. How about a flower-a-day to urge on some warm weather?
By Abby Groth on February 28, 2015
On this, the last day of February, here’s a beautiful sculpture that reminds us of amethyst. (Probably because the color of this glass is named “amethyst.”) The birthstone for February is the amethyst and we think it’s just a lovely color!
By Abby Groth on February 27, 2015
Glass can be used as a medium to capture cremated ashes, such as the sun catchers and paperweights featured in this article. epiphany studios has made similar paperweights for those looking for a unique way to remember their loved ones.
By Abby Groth on February 26, 2015
These delicate, icy leaves appear frozen but are actually made of glass! Made by Israeli artist Noah Hagiladi, they seem perfect for a cold February day.
By Abby Groth on February 25, 2015
Ever wonder how glassmaking got its start? This fun video by the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, hosted by Burnie and Ash, will introduce you to 2000 years of glassmaking in about 8 minutes.
By Abby Groth on February 24, 2015
In case you missed it, here’s the winter edition of the Glass Art Society’s newsletter. Lots of great content here! http://viewer.epaperflip.com/Viewer.aspx?docid=1f3a1556-3612-494a-9339-a4140120eb79
By Abby Groth on February 23, 2015
Who knew a simple paperweight could be so gorgeous? This stunning glass piece was made by April and is part of our epiphany product line.
By Abby Groth on February 22, 2015
Whatcha up to this weekend? How about a little window shopping at studio-e? We’ve got so many pretty things and everything’s under $100… Click “Store” above to browse around.
By Abby Groth on February 21, 2015
There’s still time to get your CIRQUE tickets for the DIA’s Founder’s Junior Council gala on February 28th! Fantastic food, decadent drinks, divine dancing and best of all, masked mystery… what more could you want? Join the party here:
By Abby Groth on February 20, 2015
The DIA is hosting a panel discussion titled “Mavericks: The Shape of Things to Come” this coming Wednesday, February 25th at 7 PM. The panel participants will discuss the role of the museum as a creative workspace, the changing identity of galleries and how art spaces are evolving as community hubs. It sounds like there are going to be a lot of interesting ideas bounced around! Tickets are free, but required to reserve your spot.
By Abby Groth on February 19, 2015
It’s another #tbt! This time we’re going back in time 10 years ago to when April created a piece for the Ross Controls world headquarters in Troy, MI. The piece was inspired by the graphic symbols that the company uses to explain their products. Almost like 5 pieces in 1, the work extends across the wall of Ross’ boardroom.
By Abby Groth on February 18, 2015
Solar panels might just be the way of the future. *Especially* if they look as cool as these! Cool to see how glass art can be used to spur the excitement around sustainable energy sources.
By Abby Groth on February 17, 2015
We’ve been having a barrage of holidays lately! Today’s Mardi Gras, and we’re celebrating with this piece “Burberries.” Purple, green and a hint of gold remind us of a New Orleans style party!
By Abby Groth on February 16, 2015
“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” – President John F. Kennedy
Happy President’s Day! Here’s to more leaders who will support the arts in our country. Thanks, President Kennedy.
By Abby Groth on February 15, 2015
Here’s an interesting perspective on another form of glass art. What do you think? Will stained glass see a revival in the near future?
By Abby Groth on February 14, 2015
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! We love having you as our supporters, patrons, and well-wishers. Here’s a little love from us to you.
By Abby Groth on February 13, 2015
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
By Abby Groth on February 12, 2015
Time for a little Throwback Thursday… here’s a piece from the appropriately titled “Old School” series that April based off the style she explored at CCS.
By Abby Groth on February 11, 2015
It’s no new news that Detroit is attracting artists faster than you can say “cheap real estate.” Here’s another group that’s making the transition from the Big Apple to the Motor City, and they’re not ashamed to shout it from the rooftops.
By Abby Groth on February 10, 2015
Behold, the wonders of glass! We could use a little more Vitamin D around this time in February…
By Abby Groth on February 9, 2015
Happy Monday, everyone! If this “Seuss Flower” from our Pinterest page doesn’t make you smile this morning then we don’t know what will!
By Abby Groth on February 8, 2015
We think an art vending machine is a really cool idea! But maybe not with glass art…
By Abby Groth on February 7, 2015
The party of the year will be happening at the DIA on February 28th when the Founder’s Junior Council holds its annual masked gala. This year’s theme CIRQUE: Empire, will transport you to a sultry 1930s speakeasy… it’s sure to be an amazing night! Get your tickets here:
By Abby Groth on February 6, 2015
Only one week remains until Valentine’s Day! It’s time to put your game face on. Don’t worry though, it’s not too late to purchase a heart paperweight from our studio-e collection. Call the studio before noon and we can ship today! 248.745-3786.
By Abby Groth on February 5, 2015
We are thrilled to welcome Master Gaffer Marc Vandenberg to the epiphany studios team! Marc has been a glassblower for over 20 years and worked at Greenfield Village as well as creating his own art. We are excited to see where this collaboration takes us!
By Abby Groth on February 4, 2015
It’s not too late for a New Year’s Resolution! (Ok, maybe a February Resolution…) We’re in the process of re-doing our entire website and that means lots of choices are being made about content, design, and user-friendliness. If you’re an artist looking to get your name out there, these tips on creating your own site will give you a good place to start.
By Abby Groth on February 3, 2015
This glass art piece by artist Ginny Ruffner gives homage to winter with its quirky title, “Shirts, Cherries, and Snowflakes, Of Course.” Listen to curator Tina Oldknow discuss the piece in a video by the Corning Museum of Glass.
By Abby Groth on February 3, 2015
Check out this glass art piece by artist Ginny Ruffner gives homage to winter with its quirky title, “Shirts, Cherries, and Snowflakes, Of Course.” You can also listen to curator Tina Oldknow discuss the piece in a video by the Corning Museum of Glass. http://www.cmog.org/video/ruffner-shirts-cherries-and-snowflakes-course
By Abby Groth on February 2, 2015
Happy Groundhog’s Day! No matter what Punxsutawney Phil has to say, there’s only 12 more days until Valentine’s Day! Get your rear in gear and check out our selection of glass hearts. They make the perfect gift for the love of your life, your family members, or even as a “treat yo’self” gift! Click “Store” above to shop.
By Abby Groth on February 1, 2015
It’s Super Bowl Sunday! And when we say “Super Bowl” we mean “a Super Bowl made by April Wagner such as this super Zanfirico bowl!” (Obviously.)
By Abby Groth on January 31, 2015
January is coming to a close and that means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Plan ahead this year and surprise your sweetheart with a gorgeous glass heart from the studio-e line at epiphany studios! Several colors are available here on our website, or you can contact the studio to see what other colors are available.
By Abby Groth on January 30, 2015
Just a little something pretty to brighten your day! This April Wagner piece features curls of colored transparent glass.
By Abby Groth on January 29, 2015
Detroit is looking for its next great leaders! If you’ve got the charisma needed to help take this city to the next level, apply for the Challenge Detroit project. Thirty people will be selected to live, work, play, give, and lead in Detroit for a year. The applications for 2016 open February 1st, so get your brainstorming hat on! More info here:
By Abby Groth on January 28, 2015
Brrr! It’s cold out there and spring seems years away. How do you stay motivated to be productive in these dark winter months? At the studio, we like to keep our bodies moving to amp up the flow of energy. Or we just snuggle up to our 2000 degree furnace for warmth…
By Abby Groth on January 27, 2015
We all like to daydream about our ideal homes, and Houzz.com is the perfect place to drift away on a cloud of interior design inspiration! April and epiphany studios have a profile here that allows you to see some past projects. Don’t forget to check out the positive reviews! Thanks for your support, everyone!
By Abby Groth on January 26, 2015
Shake those back-to-work blues by feasting your eyes on some of the fantastic glass art in the New Glass Review’s image collection.
By Abby Groth on January 25, 2015
Today is the last day of the NAIAS in downtown Detroit. What a ride! April’s sculptures featured by Lincoln Motor Company have the sleek lines and contemporary flair that might remind you of your favorite new car.
By Abby Groth on January 24, 2015
Looking for something to do this weekend? Head down to the Detroit Artist’s Market and visit their current exhibition, “It’s Like Toys In Here.” Three artists “convey their own child-like curiosity through art that combines serious themes with playful interface and fun aesthetics.” Sounds like a fun time to us! The exhibition runs through February 14th.
By Abby Groth on January 23, 2015
Did You Know? The official flower for January is the carnation. These flowers have edible blooms and used to be used as flavoring agents in beer, wine and liquor! Carnations come in an array of colors, as do the beautiful flowers made here at epiphany studios.
By Abby Groth on January 22, 2015
There’s only a few days left to hit up the NAIAS at the COBO Center in downtown Detroit! Not only are there cool cars to be seen, but April’s work is featured with Lincoln Motor Company as well!
By Abby Groth on January 21, 2015
Did You Know? There’s a special tool called a “battlemore” that’s especially for smoothing a flat bottom of a blown vessel or molded object. Learn about some other tools in this video by DC Glass Works.
By Abby Groth on January 20, 2015
What do you do when your brain is still burnt out on gift ideas from the holidays, but you know someone whose birthday is coming up? Why, check out the studio-e line of affordable and beautiful gift items! Each studio-e object is made by hand by an epiphany studio assistant and all items are under $100. We’ve got paperweights, ornaments, wine coasters, flower sculptures and more! Many of the studio-e pieces are available for purchase here on our website. Click over to the Store tab to see the work.
By Abby Groth on January 19, 2015
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, everyone! Inspiring words from an inspiring man:
“If you can’t fly, then run.
If you can’t run, then walk.
If you can’t walk, then crawl.
But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
By Abby Groth on January 18, 2015
The CCS Center Galleries will be opening a new show on January 23rd called “Making Mischief: Cynthia Greig, Jennifer Dalton, Alex Gingrow, Laurina Paperina and Scott Reeder.” The exhibition features works by these artists that scrutinize (and satirize!) the systems and behaviors unique to the art world and its inhabitants. See their Facebook page for more info:
By Abby Groth on January 17, 2015
Today is the day, car-lovers! The North American International Auto Show is open to the public in downtown Detroit at the COBO Center. April created 6 custom pieces for Lincoln Motor Company to use in their display at shows throughout the United States.
By Abby Groth on January 16, 2015
The birthstone for January is the garnet! Even though garnets come in a variety of colors, you probably know it in its deep red form. The stone’s resemblance to a pomegranate seed prompted the name “garnet,” which comes from the word for seed. This piece, “Tempest,” utilizes the beautiful red hue often seen in garnets.
By Abby Groth on January 16, 2015
Today is the Charity Preview for the North American International Auto Show. Profits from ticket sales for the preview support a wide variety of children’s charities. Since 1976, the Charity Preview event has raised over $96 million for kids in Michigan!
By Abby Groth on January 15, 2015
Are you a visual artist working in the Detroit metropolitan area? Consider applying for the Kresge Artist Fellowship, which awards $25,000 to literary and visual artists of Detroit. Due date is January 22!
By Abby Groth on January 14, 2015
If you’re on Twitter, follow us at @epiphanyglass for more fun facts and tidbits about the studio! Be sure to “Like” our page on Facebook too to stay updated on the goings-on at epiphany.
P.S. We’re even on Google+! There’s a social media site for everyone!
By Abby Groth on January 13, 2015
epiphany glass nests are inspired by the motions of sand and wind. These intricate pieces push the boundaries of contemporary glass and are made by sculpting multiple bits of clear glass on a spherical shape. The
nests sparkle like ornate chandeliers – the many strands of glass catch and reflect the ambient light.
By Abby Groth on January 12, 2015
Welcome to the Motor City, NAIAS! April created 6 sculptures for the Lincoln Motor Company that will be featured at NAIAS locations across the country.
By Abby Groth on January 11, 2015
A nice article by the Detroit News on April and her art!
By Abby Groth on January 10, 2015
Did You Know? A fiery hot piece of glass can’t just cool down on any old shelf or table. In order to prevent the glass from cooling too quickly and becoming brittle, we use an annealing furnace, which starts at 900 degrees and slowly lowers the temp. Cool, right?
By Abby Groth on January 10, 2015
April’s sculpture at the Lincoln Motor Company booth at NAIAS, Los Angeles in November.
By Abby Groth on January 9, 2015
Lino Tagliapietra is one of the world’s most renowned glass blowers. At age 11, he began apprenticing at a glass studio in his hometown of Murano, Italy, an Venetian island with a centuries-long history of glass-making. By age 21, he reached the level of “maestro” and now he’s been rocking the glass art world for decades. Check out this video that shows Tagliapietra in action!