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Stars + Stripes

Happy Memorial Day! We hope you’re out there celebrating the good people who have sacrificed for our country.

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Zoom, Zoom!

The Detroit Grand Prix is right around the corner! April’s “Racer” swoops with the zip and movement of any great racecar.

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The PERFECT Gift!

We get it. It can be tough (even impossible!) to buy art for someone else. What color, what style, will it “go?” That’s why we’re now offering epiphany gift cards! These can be purchased in any amount over $25 and make the perfect gift …. You can’t go wrong!

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Garden Party

We’re excited to be going back to the Garden Party again this year! This is a great fundraiser that supports local students pursue their education in trade programs such as culinary studies and applied technologies. We can’t think of anything more worthy! We’ll be featuring our full line of beautiful decanters this year!

Learn more here.

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New Kitties in the Shop

We just updated our web shop with new glass kitties! These fun pieces have far and away been the most popular from our Michigan Humane Society series. New items include a few sleeping kitties – these go quickly, so nab them while you can! Click “Store” to shop.

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360º View

“Rabbit Lives at Claire’s House” is certainly our new favorite sculpture. So many little surprises in this one!

The Glass Age Continues

Ever dropped your phone to find the glass totally shattered? Those days may soon be long behind us… part II to yesterday’s sweet video on advancements in glass. (Plus a great high-speed camera capture of a St. Rupert’s drop!)

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Take a few minutes today to watch this really awesome video by the Mythbusters dudes. We bet you’ll learn something you never knew before – like that the internet would probably not exist without glass! (Not to mention, their high-speed cameras are AWESOME.)

Be a Friend of Art!

April has always been involved in the local arts community. As a board member of the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art at the DIA, she gets to help plan awesome programming for those who love contemporary art! If that’s YOU, head on over to the FMCA Facebook page and give them a follow – they post fun articles on art and announcements about local events!

Find their Facebook page here.

Get involved with the FMCA and be a part of the art scene at the DIA!

Get involved with the FMCA and be a part of the art scene at the DIA!

Ah, the memories…

We’re in the process of creating a new website and so we’re re-editing a LOT of photos! This means a daily walk down memory lane. This sculpture takes us way back to 2004 when April started making her gorgeous lilies. This “Wing Lily” looks like it’s about to taking off in flight!

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

According to our wacky calendar, today is “Be a Millionaire” day. What would you do with a million dollars? We’d probably fire up the giant furnace and make some pieces just for fun.

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I Spy with my little eye…

FOX 2 in Detroit just installed a new kitchen for their cooking segments and it’s totally outfitted with April’s work! Let’s play “I spy.” How many epiphany pieces can you find?

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Remembering Loved Ones

Did you know that you can keep your memories of a loved one who has passed away in a beautiful paperweight? Cremated ashes are transformed into delicate bubbles when combined with clear and colored glass.

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Celebrity Chat

Our very own epiphany “celebrity” was interviewed by the Michigan Humane Society in their recent issue of Michiganimals! Since this interview, April has adopted another little girl kitty, too!

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Color, color, color

Happy Friday! Just a little shot of April’s personal collection of paperweights. Gorgeous!

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Raffling the Rabbit

“Rabbit Lives at Claire’s House” has extravagant vibrancy and color. This piece traveled to Flint where it will be raffled off at the Flint Institute of Art’s Party, their annual summer fundraiser. This event is a great way to support one of our state’s major art institutions, not to mention you could go home with this beauty!

Get tickets here!

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epiphany Garden

Chris is spending the afternoon in this beautiful field of flowers! Each one will be signed with the name of the person who made them at our spring studio last weekend. Thanks to all who joined in on the floral fun!

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Shop epiphany from home!

Did you miss our spring show this past weekend? Have no fear, we’ve got lots of beautiful pieces available on our web store. Shop everything from studio e gifts to April Wagner sculptures!

Click “store” above to go to our shop!

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Thank you!

Whew! Thanks to everyone who came out this weekend to make it a successful spring show! Your support is what keeps us going… thanks for shopping local!

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Join us TODAY!

Today’s the last day of our spring show! We won’t be open to the public again until December, so make sure you stop by today! We’ve got gifts for graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, and more. See you from 12-6 pm today!

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Join us TODAY!

Hmmm… it feels like something super special is happening today…. Oh YEAH! It’s the epiphany glass spring open studio! If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a glass shop looks like, or if you’re an old fan, we invite you over to our studio today. It’s going to be a good day full of glassblowing in action and beautiful art! (Not to mention you can pick up that last minute Mother’s Day gift…) Doors are open from 12-6 – hope to see you!

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Gifts available include heart paperweights, pen holders, MHS pet products and more!

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Spring Studio is around the corner!

Have you heard? We’re open tomorrow from 12-6 pm for the 2016 epiphany spring show! Here’s what you can expect…

– Glassblowers in action! See how the magic is made!
– Feel the power of our furnaces running at full blast… 2400 degrees hot.
– Bask in the sparkle of colorful glass art everywhere you look!
– Pick out the perfect Mother’s Day gift … it’s not too late!
– Chat with the artists of epiphany and our MHS volunteers!

Needless to say, we’ll definitely see you here. ☺

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Paw Print Fun

Happy Cinco de Mayo! For all you tequila lovers out there, we recommend a delicious margarita served up from one of our fun paw print decanters!

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Keeping Families Together

This is a great blog post by Michigan Humane Society president Matthew Pepper that highlights the lengths the MHS goes to in order to keep pets with loving families. Life might throw you some challenges, but the MHS is there for you and your furry friend!

Read the post here.

Spring Studio Sneak Peek!

Check out a sneak peek of the pieces we’ll have at our spring show this weekend! Thanks to FOX 2 for hosting April last week!

Glorious Garden

Back in the depths of winter, April made a whole garden of new glass flowers. Come check out the glorious colors at our open studio this weekend!

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May Day!

Happy May Day! In lieu of dancing around a May pole today, we’re just reveling in the beautiful flowers of spring.

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7 Days until Spring Studio!

Ok, the official countdown is ON! Only 7 days until our spring open studio! We’re only open twice a year, so make sure you put this event on your calendar. There are still spots open if you want to make your own glass flower, or just join us to hang out and see the studio in action. It’s going to be a fun weekend!

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CCS Alumni Show Opens Tonight

Looking for something to do tonight? The College for Creative Studies Alumni Exhibition will be opening at the Center Galleries with a reception from 6-8pm. April’s work will be part of the show, along with other talented CCS alums from around the country. Come on out to see some truly awesome art!

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Details here.

Show in St. Joseph

April has been on the road installing an exhibit of her work at the Inn in Harbor Shores in St. Joseph, Michigan. You can see it starting May 13!

Read more here!

'Cobalt Lemon Cranberry Lily' by April Wagner

‘Cobalt Lemon Cranberry Lily’ by April Wagner

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April Wagner, “Sitting Pretty”

Flower Power

“Rabbit Lives at Claire’s House” is one of April’s newest sculptures commissioned for the Flint Institute of Arts annual Party fundraiser. This piece is such a fun celebration of nature and color!

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Smilin’ at epiphany

Nothing gets our guests smiling more than the moment when they see their own creation come to life. You can make a glass flower with us at our spring show and experience the fun for yourself! We’ll be open May 7-8 and we still have open sessions on both days. Call us at 248-745-3786 to reserve your spot.

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Whiskey and Ivory

If this chandelier doesn’t send your heart pitter-pattering, we don’t know what to tell ya! The subtle colors of whiskey and ivory provide a surprising but chic contrast to the muted pink walls.

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Chanel Thinking Outside the (Glass) Box

A former townhouse in Amsterdam gets a stunning makeover with a facade of glass. This is such an awesome and unique way to integrate glass into architecture. Glass always seems so fragile, but used in the right way it can be an extraordinarily strong material!

See the full story here.

Photos by Daria Scagliola and Stijn Brakkee, from dezeen.com

Photos by Daria Scagliola and Stijn Brakkee, from dezeen.com

Party Prep

We’re getting the studio so fresh and so clean today for an event that was donated to the College for Creative Studies wine auction last fall. We love these events because we know the funds go to such a great cause!

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Don’t Miss Out!

In case you missed it, our glass is on display at the Bloomfield Public Library! Our mini show is only up until April 28, so be sure to stop by to see it before it’s gone!

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Try your hand at glass!

Have you reserved your spot to try your hand at glassblowing at our spring show? It’s pretty hard to do glassblowing at home (we don’t recommend playing with fire unattended…) so why not take the opportunity to use our state-of-the-art facilities? Call us at 248-745-3786 and we’ll get you set up!

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Extra, Extra!

Whenever April makes a large sculpture there are always pieces leftover. And what do we do with all those extras? Sometimes they get made into coordinating artwork as in the case of “Turchina Filirana.” The clients were so in love with their wall piece that they requested a second, smaller table piece. Good thing there’s all those spare parts… :)

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Bow Wow!

Today we’re spending the morning cuddling puppies and kittens at the Michigan Humane Society’s Bow Wow Brunch! Have we made you jealous? This Pawesome (ha. Ha. Ha.) event raises funds for homeless animals in our city. Such a great cause!

This retriever/husky mix, “Snow,” is currently available for adoption at the MHS. Find more info about snow here. We love how his cute ears look just like our pups!

Snow, a siberian husky/labrador retriever mix. Photo from michiganhumane.org.

Snow, a siberian husky/labrador retriever mix. Photo from michiganhumane.org.

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Stella’s Got Her Groove Back

You don’t have to be a oenophile to enjoy an epiphany decanter. This Stella decanter would look just lovely displayed as a piece of art. Beauty and function coming together as one? Perfect.

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New Kitty on the Block

We’ve got new kitties in our studio! Our spring show will feature these sweet friends in a multitude of colors.

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Throwback Thursday!

Time for a little Throwback Thursday! We love the play of colors amongst these transparent discs. And the punch packed by the colorful piece is simply terrific!

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Bits and Baubles

At any given moment, our studio has a table full of sculpture parts waiting to be made into something beautiful. April really has the magic touch when she creates her sculptures!

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Mother’s Day Flowers

Our Mother’s Day flower-making sessions are getting booked up faster than you can say “Love ya, mom!” And what better way to show your momma a little love than to spend some quality time with her? Call us to book your flower-making spot at our open studio, May 7-8, 6-12 pm. 248-745-3786!

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Happy Colors

Happy Monday! This colorful piece always makes us smile. Can you imagine getting to see this in your house every day? :)

Bow Wow Brunch

We’re very excited to be back at the Bow Wow Brunch again this year! Every year, the Michigan Humane Society hosts a fabulous brunch with silent auction items, delicious food and of course, adoptable furry friends! We’ll be there too with some awesome glass critters. As always, a portion of our proceeds will benefit the MHS. Tickets are still available for this family-friendly event – April 17 at 11:30 am! Get more info here.

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See us at the Bloomfield Library

April is known around Michigan as Glassblowing Month! To highlight our craft, the Bloomfield Township Public Library is displaying some of April’s works at their location on Telegraph and Lone Pine Road. Head over to see them – beautiful glass in an equally beautiful library!

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Treat Your Mom!

Sometimes the perfect gift isn’t a thing, it’s an experience! Our Spring Open Studio is over Mother’s Day weekend this year, and what better way to celebrate than treating your mom to a glassblowing session? Pick up a gift card for $50 and let her make her own glass flower at our studio – it’s a lot of fun!

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Springy Zanfirico Bowls

New Zanfirico bowls will star at our Spring Open Studio. These beautiful bowls are a favorite of art collectors and glass art lovers alike. To make them, April and her team utilize traditional Italian techniques to create patterns out of handmade cane. Each one is unique – we never use the same pattern twice!

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Instagram Specials

Have you been loving our inside-look glassblowing videos? We’ve got even more good stuff on our Instagram. Follow us over there at @epiphanyglass!

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Adam Weinberg Lecture at DIA

If you’re like us and interested in art museums, check out this lecture at the DIA by Whitney Museum of American Art director Adam Weinberg. He’ll explore how the architecture of the Whitney has evolved over the years and informs the way museum ethos. The lecture is Thursday, April 7 at 6:30.

Get info here!

Gift Cards Available

We have some exciting news! We are now offering epiphany glass gift cards! These cards are the perfect way to give someone a flower-making session at our Spring Open Studio. (Hint, hint, stellar Mother’s Day idea!)

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Pets on Parade

A few weeks ago, each and every resident of the old MHS facility in Detroit trotted, walked and ran down the street to the brand spankin’ new animal care center (with plenty of stops to sniff along the way). You won’t regret watching this pet parade video – see what the MHS is all about and you’ll understand why we continue to support this amazing organization.

epiphany Colors the WHOLE Rainbow!

April (the month, not the person!) has arrived and that means spring is REALLY on its way, right? We have to admit though, we’re a bit sad that March and the epiphany rainbow is over. It was so much fun to see April’s (the person’s, not the month’s) work through the color spectrum. Let’s enjoy it one last time…

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Fresh Spaghetti!

The farm to table trend is nothing new – check out these spaghetti farmers in Switzerland!

epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Clear

Today marks the last day of our epiphany rainbow! We hope you’ve enjoyed our travels through the chromatic spectrum. We’re ending the rainbow with the most classic “color” for glass – crystal clear. April’s crystal chandelier is a pure celebration of the media of glass. Sparkly from every angle, this piece de resistance is just fab!

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Gray

The smoky gray tones of this swan sculpture are anything but dreary! Sometimes a neutral palette is the most sophisticated way to go, especially if you start off with a gorgeous, clear embellished base.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Lavender

Two lavender curls top off this “Burberries” sculpture. We love the repeating circular forms layered over each other in this piece.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Violet

April made this piece for a Florida residence and it perfectly complements the mood and feel of a seaside life. The violet curls really add dimension and depth to the field.

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Happy Easter!

We’re vibing on the springy colors of the Candy Shop Chandelier today. We hope all of the Easter eggs you find are full of yummy candy!

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Purple

One of the coolest parts of transparent glass is the way the colors deepen when you look through several layers at once. This purple thistle sculpture is the perfect example!

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Indigo

These little burberries are the most fantastic indigo! Sometimes you don’t need a lot going on to make a sculpture truly shine.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Navy

We’re nearing the end of our epiphany rainbow, but we’re getting into some of the prettiest colors! Blues and purples are always popular. This gorgeous lily is full of shades of navy. The play of light on a piece like this makes it seem different every time you see it.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Royal Blue

There aren’t too many royal blue flowers in nature, but the great thing about glass is that you can make it any color you want! This bright color looks so deep and reflective on the petals of one of April’s newest flowers.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Cornflower

Cornflower blue is such a lovely shade and some of the vertebrae on “Backbone” are just the ticket! When April made this sculpture for the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, she included one “bone” for each of the chamber’s 100 years of activity. Local businesses make up the backbone of our community – we’re glad to be part of this body of people!

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Sky Blue

This one is a fan favorite! “L’eau d’Vie” is definitely the largest hanging piece April has undertaken. With hundreds of hanging components, the visual effect is certainly impactful. We love the sky blue color that makes up so many of the hand-blown orbs.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Seafoam

Seafoam dreams await for you within this sweet sculpture. April achieves a soft, wrapped-up feel here – quite the feat when you’re dealing with glass!

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Turquoise

The epiphany splash bowls are definitely a fan favorite. The stripes of this turquoise striped bowl shows off the curving perimeter of the vessel. Simple choices like color and pattern really count in a piece like this!

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Olive

Olive is our color of the day and we’re really loving the muted green tones in April’s “Earth” sculpture from the Four Elements series.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Emerald

Legend says that when you look at mythical Medusa with her snake-filled hair, you’ll turn to stone. Not so much with April’s “Medusa” nest. That emerald green color teeming throughout is just stunning!

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Kelly Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! What a coincidence that our color of the day for the epiphany rainbow is kelly green! April’s “Delta” sculpture for Strategic Staffing Solutions is one of our favorites. Although its completely monochrome, the beautiful curls and swirls make this sculpture exciting and dynamic.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Lime

It’s a day for bright, sassy LIME as we color the rainbow here at epiphany! This little sketch sculpture is almost exactly the color of the citrus fruit. Now who’s ready for a little lime in their margarita? “You put da lime in da coconut and drink it all up…”

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Chartreuse

If you’ve been following us on Instagram, you may have noticed that April uses the word “juicy” to describe a particularly great sculpture. This sculpture is named “Juicy” and ow, ow! That chartreuse color is oh-so-bold.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Tan

Tan probably doesn’t strike you as the most exciting of colors, but today this beige gets an epiphany rainbow makeover! “Sahara Dancer” has anthropomorphic qualities as the two dancers engage in their tango.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Gold

“All that glitters is gold…”

April’s Gold Cirrus Chandelier certainly sparkles like all things gold! The rich color is perfect for its warm surroundings.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Yellow

Today’s color is yellow and this sculpture actually seems to be celebrating the vibrancy and excitement of its own hue! We see a dancer leaning backward and reaching up with an extended arm. This is the best part about art – seeing something beautiful and inspirational in simple shapes and forms.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Lemon

The color lemon feels so fresh after a long winter. “Insolent Dragon” rears its bright head with attitude. It certainly spices up this contemporary dining room.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Peach

Peach is the color of the hour in this sculpture, “Three Sahara.” Each curl is such a subtle, sophisticated color. We’re loving it.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Tangerine

The glass really glows in this shot of “Solar Flare” for today’s color, tangerine. This hot color is so spicy!

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Orange

To highlight today’s color orange, we have a really unique sculpture made for the Farmington Hills City Hall. The glass blades slowly spin as air moves throughout the atrium of the building. April hasn’t made a ton of kinetic sculptures, but this one is pretty darn cool.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Mango

We see shades of mango in April’s “Feu Nymphe.” In fact, this curly pyramid contains a lot of shades of tropical fruits – we see oranges, bananas, pineapple… and now we’re hungry.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Red

Day 6 of our epiphany rainbow is red. Sometimes we overlook primary colors as too plain, but “Red Sentinel” destroys any notion of plain or boring. This sculpture stands at the ready and looks totally fierce.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Merlot

Merlot makes us think of that perfect glass of red wine, but today we’re eyeing the wine-colored hues in this peaz bowl. Each pea is blown individually and then assembled into the bowl shape after the glass cools. The result is a funky, textured bowl that makes a bold statement.

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Magenta

Today’s color of magenta is wrapped up in April’s sculpture “The Tempest.” Shakespeare’s play featured a wild storm and this sculpture is just as wild and tangled as any stormy night. The jewel tone color of the sculpture just makes the storm more furious!

April Wagner, "Tempest," 2009, 36" x 6'6" x 18"

April Wagner, “Tempest,” 2009, 36″ x 6’6″ x 18″

epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Fuchsia

Day 3 of our epiphany rainbow calls for this fuchsia nest vase. These minis have been pretty popular lately. They’re the perfect size for a single bloom but look equally lovely as a standalone statement piece. (Who could ever get enough of those delicate crystal strands??)

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow: Pink

The epiphany name is well-known for producing stunning paperweights in a rainbow of colors. Today’s color is pink and we are loving these paperweight’s particular hues. They are cheery and rich and happy, happy, happy!

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epiphany Colors the Rainbow

It’s March here in Michigan and that means spring is likely still a ways off. So in the interim, we’re going to blow up your newsfeed with color, color, and more COLOR! Throughout the month of March, we’re going to color the rainbow with epiphany. We’re starting with the most lovely shade of rose, embraced here in one of April’s Que sculptures.

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It only comes every four years…

Happy Leap Day! In some old traditions, any man who rejects a woman’s proposal for marriage on Leap Day must buy her 12 pairs of gloves. Ha! (But maybe 12 pairs of gloves would prove useful in our Michigan Februaries.)

In other news, here’s a funky flower to commemorate this funky day.

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Feline Sensibility

Shiva contemplates color choices. What, you don’t leave your creative direction up to your cat?

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Mighty, Mighty Furnace

If you’ve ever visited our studio, you’ve likely seen us working out of our three main furnaces – one that holds clear glass, one for reheating the glass while working on it, and one for warming the pipes. But did you know that we have a fourth MEGA furnace? This baby is reserved for the super huge pieces of glass. Wowza!

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An Apple a Day…

How fun is this apple ring holder? That apple looks good enough to eat…

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Zany Zebra

A black and white Old School vessel is perfect for this Throwback Thursday. Those stripes are so zany and the red lip caps the whole thing off perfectly! Not for the faint of spirit, this piece…

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Beacon & Batten

Remember Emily Donald, our guest artist from last year’s spring open studio? Her company, Beacon & Batten, is brimming with the best hand-crafted home goods. We’re particularly fond of the Striped Circle hand towels.

Shop Beacon & Batten here!

Photo by Emily Donald.

Photo by Emily Donald.

Secrets Revealed…

The secrets of glassblowing revealed… (spoiler: not much has changed in thousands of years!)

Brand NEW Zanfiricos!

Have you seen our new Zanfirico vessels yet? This technique is inspired by traditional Venetian glassblowing combined with April’s keen eye for fantastic color and pattern combinations!

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First Look

If you follow us over on Instagram, you’ll get the first look at lots of pieces, including our new little kitty friends! (Have we convinced you yet?)

https://www.instagram.com/epiphanyglass/

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Love Your Pet!

According to our wacky holiday calendar, it’s “Love Your Pet Day!” We’re on board. We love our studio kitty, Shiva. And thanks to our partnership with the Michigan Humane Society, she can eat her lunch in style with these awesome glass food dishes.

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Tropical Waters

It’s about that time of year when we start dreaming about sandy beaches and warm afternoons under a hot sun. But for now, we’ll settle for daydreams inspired by our Tropical Waters flower.

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Contemporary Crystal

Throwback time! When you hear “crystal chandelier” you probably think of a super traditional light fixture with faceted crystals and maybe electric candles. April’s version is… shall we say… a bit more contemporary. :)

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Women in the Arts in 2015

We’re proud to be a studio that is owned and operated by a strong female artist. Articles like this can be disheartening, but are also important in bringing light to the distance we still have to go to reach equality in the arts.

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Cover Artist

This might be the first time we can say that one of our glass pieces is gracing the cover of a published book! Robin Moyer visited our studio to get the inside scoop on glassblowing for her book “A Gathering of Glass,” which features a glassblower as the main character.

Check out more about this book here.

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April has been SEEN!

“Working with glass is immediate and responsive. It has an organic quality in the way that it moves and flows, but it always surprises you.”

We’re stoked that April was recently featured in the Detroit lifestyle magazine Neighborhood Seen!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Be mine, Valentine!

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Last Day for Valentine’s Shopping

Today is the last day that epiphany is open to the public until May, so hurry over to get your fill of beautiful glass art before it’s too late! Stop by between 10-3 to see our Valentine’s Day gift options. Your sweetie will love a thoughtful and beautiful piece of art!

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Open Studio TODAY!

epiphany glass is OPEN today from 10-4 for Valentine’s Day shopping (or just any kind of shopping, really). How could you resist these beautiful ring holders? At only $25 each, you can get one for all your friends!

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Pink Coat

Throwback Thursday time! “Pink Coat” is an exciting exploration of movement in rose-colored hues. We love how the arms of this sculpture reach upwards all while resting on a single swooping tail.

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Hearts on Hearts

We’re seeing hearts everywhere and April’s sculpture is no exception.

'Captured Hearts 1' by April Wagner

‘Captured Hearts 1′ by April Wagner

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Millions on Millions

Did you know… over 180 MILLION Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year! Whoa! We’re not sure * quite * as many heart paperweights have been gifted, but it might be close. ;)

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True Blue

Who says hearts have to be pink? These gorgeous shades of blue are perfect for a lover-of-all-things chic.

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Lampworked Horse

We don’t do this kind of glasswork, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless! You’ve gotta have quick hands to sculpt hot glass.

Free Gift Boxes!

Did you know that we can include a nice gift box with any online order? Dress it up with a pretty ribbon or keep it clean and minimal with plain white.

Shop at www.epiphanyglassstore.com!

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Wine and Chocolate

Everyone knows that a little wine and chocolate can go a long ways on Valentine’s Day. How about serving up your vino in a beautiful epiphany decanter? A drink that good deserves a beautiful vessel.

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Subtle Beauty

New pumpkins in the most gorgeous subdued hues. That stony tan pattern is so good.

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Happy Zanfirico Colors

We are in love with the patterns and colors in our Zanfirico bowls. And yes, you can use these photos as your phone wallpaper! ;)

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A Little Poem for You…

“Flowers and candy are all fine and dandy, but our advice to impart is to surprise with a heart!”

Check out our hearts in the web shop or call us to check on color selections! 248-745-3786.

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Celebrating Quirky Holidays

Did you know that today is official “Fun at Work Day?” (We’re not sure how official this actually is, but we’re rolling with it…) We work hard here at the studio, but getting to make incredible art is pretty fun too. So we’re basically celebrating Fun at Work Day every day! ;)

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Hey, YOU!

Psst! We’re holding a flash sale on Instagram tonight at 8 pm eastern time. Don’t forget to check us out by following @epiphanyglass. What will the mystery item be?

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New MHS Items Available!

It might be a new year, but our partnership with the Michigan Humane Society is still going strong! We’ve added some new items to our web store that benefit the MHS. This little fuchsia and lime kitty is looking for her “forever home!” Find this cutie in our web store under “MHS Gifts.”

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Ring Bling

Planning on putting a ring on it this year? Get her a heart shaped ring holder for her to put that ring on!

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The Magic of Color

We’re honored to be featured in CODAWorx “Magic of Color II” issue of their magazine! April’s “Le Jardin les Enfants” was chosen for its superb use of the brightest hues!

Click here to see the magazine.

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April Wagner, “Le Jardin les Enfants”

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Heart of a Dog

Fun Friday! We have a great idea for you this weekend. Head over to the DIA to see Laurie Anderson’s magical film, “Heart of a Dog.” The film even features Anderson’s piano-playing pup! The film screens tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday… check out the DIA’s ticketing site to get your seat!

Heart Paperweights

‘Tis the season to embrace all things hearts! We love our heart paperweights and we think you will too. Sweet and classic, they make great gifts.

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Start a New Tradition…

It’s Wine Down Wednesday! Never heard of it? It’s the best way to celebrate Wednesday, and it’s even better with an epiphany decanter! These Tornado decanters look so great with a beautiful red wine.

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Snow Caps

When it snows, our outdoor ornaments get little frosty caps. It’s the little things, people.

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Happy MLK Day!

Today we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. We have a great resource in our city at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History and they have a terrific day of events planned to celebrate MLK. If you’ve got the day off, head on downtown to see what’s going on!

Check it out here.

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Coming soon!

Follow us on Instagram @epiphanyglass to check out our upcoming flash sale! This is a new endeavor for us and we’re excited to be offering some fun pieces.

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Winter Pumpkins

Last week we got busy making colorful pumpkins. Believe it or not, these are popular all year round!

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Apply for a Kresge Award!

We think Detroit is one of the best cities in the world (dare we say THE best!?) for artists. Our community is engaged, passionate, and hardworking. The Kresge award is a great chance for Detroit artists to expand their work – only a few more days to apply!

Click here to get application information.

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday time! This sculpture is definitely has “wow” factor! “Copper Spike” is aptly named and shines with a special vibrancy.

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Get ready for the heart parade!

Is it true? Could it be? It’s a fact, people. Valentine’s Day is only a month away! Our heart paperweights make the perfect gift for your sweetie, best friend, or family member. Peruse the color selection on our web shop!

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It’s a wee bit chilly….

Brrr! It’s COLD out there! If you’re the type to embrace these chilly temps and sparkly snow, you might like this Silver Blue Ques sculpture. The color and iridescence of the glass reminds us of a frosted scene.

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We’re Crazy for Zanfirico!

Have you heard? Our gaffers have been busy making brand NEW zanfirico bowls in some pretty incredible color combos!! A few of them are already on sale… nab them up because we have a feeling these gems are gonna go quickly!

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Fresh and Clean for 2016

Last week we did a big reorganization of the studio. Everything feels so fresh and so clean now! Small items have found their homes in padded drawers. If you love order and systems, this one’s for you!

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Tropical Waters

It will probably still be a while before we see little buds poking their way through the dirt here in Michigan. In the meantime, why not invest in a beautiful glass flower that will never wilt or fade? This Tropical Waters flower is just the ticket.

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Throw the best “Just for kicks” party

January always seems to bring about a nice reprieve from the crazy schedule of the holiday season. But what if you’re finding that things are a little * too * quiet? Consider hosting a “just for fun” winter party at epiphany! Our furnaces will keep you and your friends warm as you make glass flowers with our studio assistants and enjoy the cozy ambiance of our studio. Call us for details and pricing! 248-745-3786.

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Flashback Friday!

Let’s try a little something different this week… Flashback Friday! These “2 Blue Stars Up” might be tangoing, hugging, or conversing. Even the relatively simple forms of this sculpture seem to set a scene for a story!

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Commissioning your OWN art!

Does your new year’s resolution include bringing more art into your life? (If not, we think it should!) This year, think about adding a piece of custom art to your home. Commissioning a piece of artwork doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. These “Flutterby” pieces were done to play off the vibrant colors of the surrounding wallpaper. Call us to find out how the process works!

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It’s epiphany!!!

Happy epiphany! This might just be our favorite holiday of the year… wonder why? ;) (But yeah, Christmas is officially over.)

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What Inspires You?

The new year is a great time to brainstorm fresh inspiration for new projects. What gives you the best inspiration? April often looks to nature – plants, animals, and all the wild patterns and colors of the earth! These little sea friends seem like they’d offer the perfect palette for the next April Wagner creation…

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Feeling the Blues

Will we ever see the sun again?? Winter blues have got us down, but this hot orange and red lily feels like a ray of much-needed Vitamin D.

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Follow us on Instagram!

One of our New Year’s resolutions is to grow our presence on Instagram! We’ve already got a few followers, so come on over and join the party with @epiphanyglass! We post a lot of behind the scenes pictures there that we don’t post anywhere else. We’re also going to experiment with some flash sales of studio e gifts there as well. Find us at www.instagram.com/epiphanyglass!

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What do YOU want to see?

Thanks for following us in 2015! You guys are why we’re here on the intrawebz. What kind of content would you like to see in 2016? We’ll do our best to make it happen!

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Happy New Year!

Happy new year, everyone! Let’s make 2016 the best yet. Lots of beautiful glass art coming your way this year!

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Last TBT of 2015

How appropriate that our last Throwback Thursday of the year is happening on New Year’s Eve! This time, we look back to this past year when April installed this incredible 3-story chandelier in a home in New York. Here’s to many new successes and joys for YOU in 2016!

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Hooray for MHS!

2015 has been a great year for our partnership with the Michigan Humane Society. We are so glad we were able to join forces with this organization to raise money and awareness about the great work they do for animals around Detroit. This spring, they will open their doors at their brand spankin’ new facility downtown. We simply can’t wait! Check out their webcam to see the progress…

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Peace and Quiet

Things are pretty quiet around the studio right now. We’ll be back in full force soon enough though!

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Ornament Beauty

We made a ton of ornaments this year. You might be ready to take your holiday decorations down, but we think ornaments look great all year round! Just put one in your window and watch it shine.

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12 Days of epiphany

We hope you enjoyed our epiphany version of 12 Days of Christmas! Almost all of the items featured in our stellar song are available on our web store for purchase. Check ‘em out!

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The TWELFTH day of epiphany…

Drumroll please…. We’ve got the whole shebang today….

On the TWELFTH day of Christmas down at epiphany, TWELVE vivid icicles, eleven paperweights, ten sleek wine coasters, nine purring kitties, eight cool pint glasses, seven curly fries, six ornaments, five puppy dogs! Four gorgeous flowers, three wrap bowls, two wine decanters and a unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)

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The eleventh day of epiphany…

On the eleventh day of Christmas down at epiphany, ELEVEN PAPERWEIGHTS, ten sleek wine coasters, nine purring kitties, eight cool pint glasses, seven curly fries, six ornaments, five puppy dogs! Four gorgeous flowers, three wrap bowls, two wine decanters and a unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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The tenth day of epiphany…

On the tenth day of Christmas down at epiphany, TEN SLEEK WINE COASTERS, nine purring kitties, eight cool pint glasses, seven curly fries, six ornaments, five puppy dogs! Four gorgeous flowers, three wrap bowls, two wine decanters and a unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)

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The ninth day of epiphany…

On the ninth day of Christmas down at epiphany, NINE PURRING KITTIES, eight cool pint glasses, seven curly fries, six ornaments, five puppy dogs! Four gorgeous flowers, three wrap bowls, two wine decanters and a unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)

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The eighth day of epiphany…

On the eighth day of Christmas down at epiphany, EIGHT COOL PINT GLASSES, seven curly fries, six ornaments, five puppy dogs! Four gorgeous flowers, three wrap bowls, two wine decanters and a unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)

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The seventh day of epiphany…

On the seventh day of Christmas down at epiphany, SEVEN CURLY FRIES, six ornaments, five puppy dogs! Four gorgeous flowers, three wrap bowls, two wine decanters and a unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)

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The sixth day of epiphany…

On the sixth day of Christmas down at epiphany, SIX ORNAMENTS, five puppy dogs! Four gorgeous flowers, three wrap bowls, two wine decanters and a unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)

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The fifth day of epiphany…

On the fifth day of Christmas down at epiphany, FIVE PUPPY DOGS!!!! Four gorgeous flowers, three wrap bowls, two wine decanters, and a unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)

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The fourth day of epiphany…

On the fourth day of Christmas down at epiphany, FOUR GORGEOUS FLOWERS, three wrap bowls, two wine decanters and a unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)

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The third day of epiphany…

On the third day of Christmas down at epiphany, THREE WRAP BOWLS, two wine decanters and a unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)

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The second day of epiphany…

On the second day of Christmas down at epiphany, TWO WINE DECANTERS and a unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)

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The first day of epiphany….

So we know that it’s not *technically * the right time to sing the 12 Days of Christmas, but we thought we’d get in the holiday spirit with a little rendition of the classic tune a la epiphany glass studios! Sing along if you know the words…

On the first day of Christmas, down at epiphany! A unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)

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Cane Crazy

We are in Zanfirico mode these days! April is trimming our hand-pulled cane to the perfect size for our classic epiphany bowls. With all this cane, we can make more than 50 bowls! Keep an eye out… many more colorful pieces are coming your way!

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Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sundays are perfect for online shopping! Lucky for you we’ve added a lot of new items to our web store! Tons of cool ring holders are now available for online purchase. At $25, these little beauties are at the perfect price point for a stocking stuffer or sweet gift for your friend!

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Shop at epiphany TODAY!

Did you miss our holiday show last weekend? Good news for you! We’re open today (December 12) from 12-4 pm. There’s only 2 weeks until Christmas Eve, so get in here for all your gift needs!

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Thanks, Michigan Humane Society!

We’d like to thank the Michigan Humane Society for joining us at our Holiday show this weekend! Just from this weekend’s sales, we’ve been able to donate $318.67 to this amazing organization! There’s still time for YOU to be part of our effort. The studio will be open Saturday December 12 (tomorrow!) and 19 from 12-4 pm for shopping, and you can also buy our pet products on our web store at www.epiphanyglassstore.com.

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Throwback Thursday

Raise your hand if you’ve seen this throwback sculpture in person! April made “Juicy” piece in 2003, but it still feels cool and on point!

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Put a Ring on It!

These heart ring holders are just the right mix of cute and classy. We’ve still got a few, and we’ll be open this Saturday, December 12, 12-4 pm for you to come get them!

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Glass Baskets

April’s glass baskets are a totally new style for her. Great artists are always evolving while still staying true to themselves. In these baskets, you can see April’s love of bright colors and contemporary forms manifested in a fresh way.

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Thanks for Your Support!

Whew! Now that our holiday show is over we are ready for a little cat nap. Thanks to everyone who joined us, sent their best wishes, or purchased items online – you made this year’s open house a truly terrific event!

And for those who missed it, you can still purchase beautiful gifts online at our web store in the tab above!

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Last Day of Holiday Show

It’s the last day of our Holiday Show! Don’t miss out on the chance to see April and her team blowing some beautiful glass. Demos run today from 12-6 pm. This is also the only time we ever offer a discount – 15% off gallery prices! Our open houses are always fun and vibrant, and we hope you’ll join us!

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Saturday at epiphany

Looking for a fun and family-friendly Saturday outing? We’ve got you covered at epiphany glass! We’ll have glass blowing demos all day at our holiday open studio. This is a fun chance for you and your kids to see the magic of glass blowing – it’s truly mesmerizing! Not to mention we’re here with our partners at the Michigan Humane Society. Partial proceeds from any pet products go straight to them!

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Holiday Show Starts Today!

Today’s the day, people! This is not a drill! We are opening our doors at 4 pm this afternoon! We’ll have live glassblowing demos, holiday treats, and beautiful glass for purchase. If you’re looking for a fun and totally unique date night, come check us out! We’ll be open until 8 pm.

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Tomorrow!

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! We’ll see you! Tomorrow! We’re only a daaay! Aaaa! Waaayyy!! (We may be a bit too excited about our Holiday Show, but who wouldn’t get excited about 15% off gallery prices? It’s a once a year phenomenon!)

Join us at the studio, 770 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI 48341 from 4-8 on December 4 and 12-6 pm on December 5-6.

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Cleanin’ Up Our Act

We are getting so fresh and so clean, clean, here at the studio! All of the glass will be super sparkly by the time you arrive for our open house on Friday. ;)

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Pet of the Week

Tune into WDIV Channel 4 this morning for the Michigan Humane Society’s “Pet of the Week” segment which will feature a furry friend AND some glass pet items too! The humane society is such a great organization doing amazing and often difficult work for the animals in our community. By purchasing any of our glass pet products, you’ll be helping them with their mission to save animals around Detroit. Join us at our holiday show this weekend to see what our partnership is all about!

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Twisted Leaves

It’s just about time to deck the halls! These twisted leaf ornaments are the perfect addition to your Christmas tree or holiday décor. A vibrant array of colors means there’s the right ornament for everyone! Available for purchase through our web store or at our open studio next weekend!

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Throwback Time

We haven’t had a throwback in a while, and even though it’s Sunday, let’s talk a walk down memory lane… “Study in Red and Gold” is a small sculpture that embraces the colors of fall. Our trees may be mostly bare now, but we still have the memories of their fiery colors!

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Small Business Saturday

It’s Small Business Saturday! We are lucky to have a great community in which to live and work. Think local this holiday season – search for artisans and business owners of your city and give them your patronage! We’ve got a lot of great art for you this year – just check out our web store.

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Black Friday

Ay yi yi, it’s Black Friday! Whether you’re out braving the crowds or hiding safely at home, we hope you are enjoying the start to the holiday season. If online shopping is more your style, hit up the epiphany web store. We’ve got everything from Michigan Humane Society gifts and our famous paperweights to beautiful sculptures and decanters! There’s sure to be something for everyone.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we are thankful for YOU! Small businesses can’t survive without the sustained and dedicated commitment of their communities and patrons. If you’ve purchased a piece of glass art, attended our open studio, or even “liked” us on Facebook, you’ve been part of the big epiphany family! From our studio to yours – Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thankful for MHS

As we gear up for the big turkey day tomorrow, we have to *paws * to give thanks for the Michigan Humane Society! April’s kitty Shiva hails from the MHS, as do the pets of some of our employees. To say a big “Thank you” to this organization who saves the lives of thousands of animals, we are continuing to donate proceeds from our animal products. If you’re a pet-lover like us, consider some of our pet gifts for the holiday season.

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We are Thankful!

Today we’re thankful for our beautiful, nay, HOT, furnaces! These babies are the engine that makes our studio purr. At 2000 degrees, they make nice hand-warmers during the winter months, too. ;)

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Flower-making at epiphany

We had a fabulous event here at the studio last night! Each of our guests made a colorful glass flower to give them a taste of what our glassblowers do every day. If you’d like to make a glass flower with us, come to our open studio event the first weekend in December! We’ll have flower-making sessions throughout the weekend, but they fill up fast! Call us at 248-745-3786 to reserve your spot.

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Detroit Weather: 365 Days

Tomorrow, the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art will be showing artist Susan Campbell’s film “Detroit Weather: 365 Days” at their Patron’s Coffee event. Campbell recorded the weather in Detroit for a full year using cameras attached to the roofs of Detroit buildings. The results are spectacular and dynamic.

If you’re looking for a way to support the DIA, the FMCA is a great way to do it. Events like these are one of the major perks! For membership info, click here.

Film still from Susan Campbell's film, "Detroit Weather: 365 Days."

Film still from Susan Campbell’s film, “Detroit Weather: 365 Days.”

Novi Pet Expo

The Novi Pet Expo is this weekend, starting on Friday, Nov. 20! Our friends at the Michigan Humane Society will be there and if you bring a donation of pet food or supplies, you can get $2 off your admission. This is such a fun, family-friendly event with lots of animals, too. If you’re a pet-lover, this event is a “don’t miss!”

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Third Thursday

Third Thursday in Detroit is this week! If you haven’t checked out the amazing art our city has to offer, Third Thursday is the time to do it. Galleries throughout the city are open in the evening, often with special performances, exhibitions, demos and more. Art Detroit Now has the lineup for this week’s openings!

New Ornaments!

Remember those secret projects we were talking about a few days ago? Drum roll, please….we now have some awesome icicle ornaments available for the holiday season! These fun pieces come in 10 different colors, each wrapped with a frosty white twist. Get them on our web store or call us at 248-745-3786! We have a feeling these will go fast!

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30 Americans at DIA

Have you seen the 30 Americans show at the DIA? The show features African-American contemporary artists from the Rubell Family Collection. It’s a stunner, to say the least. Here are a few highlights, according to DIA curator Valerie Mercer. #30PlusUs

Find Mercer’s top hits here.

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Lovin’ at epiphany

Hearts on hearts on hearts. Find these great paperweights on our web store!

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Instagram Goodness!

Did you know that we’re on Instagram? Follow us at @epiphanyglass to see pictures that we don’t post anywhere else! Check us out here!

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Rose Window

Throwback time! “Rose window” is a tangle of color and joyful expression! We think this really epitomizes April’s work – varied, organic form married with a meticulous eye for the perfect hues!

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Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day! Did you know that Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, one year after the end of WWI? Now we observe Veterans Day to honor all veterans, whether serving in war or peacetime. Many, many thanks for your dedication and service to our country.

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Busy Studio Days

We have a ton of fun projects in the works here at the studio. Getting ready for our Holiday Show always means lots of new hand-blown and sculpted glass! Some pieces are still under wraps, but in the meantime, enjoy this gorgeous nest vase in a bright cobalt color!

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Tornado in Action

How great do our tornado decanters look when filled with a lovely red wine? The spiral on the inside of the tornado looks beautiful, but also serves to aerate your wine as your pour. The more surface area of glass the wine hits, the better aeration you get! Cheers!

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Give Back to the MHS!

Our line of pet-themed glass art is available on our web store. Even when you buy online, a portion of the proceeds benefit the Michigan Humane Society. This cause is near and dear to our hearts – several of us have adopted fur children from MHS! So if you need a little somethin’ somethin’ for the pet lover in your life, consider a piece from epiphany! http://www.epiphanyglassstore.com/MHS-Gifts_c_17.html

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Optical Illusions

The possibilities of glass continue to surprise us. We like the color and illusionistic quality of these “optical float paintings” by Wilifred Grootens. There’s always something new happening, even with a medium as old as glass! Check it out here!

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Mini Nest Vases

Happy Friday, everyone! This nest vase is such an exuberant color. We love the way the clear glass embellishments set off the burst of gold. These mini nests are new for the holiday season and come in a variety of colors and shapes. Check them out on our webstore: http://www.epiphanyglassstore.com/epiphany-glass_c_15.html

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Shooting Star

Throwback Thursday time! This week’s “Shooting Star” is a stunning node of orange-gold surrounded by an explosion of deep blues and purples. If you’ve ever seen a shooting star, you know how special they are. This glass piece is just as unique and reminds us of the beauties in a clear night’s sky.

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First Frost!

Attention Flint residents! We are coming to YOU this weekend for the First Frost Art Fair at the Flint Institute of Arts. We’ll have a lot of beautiful gift items available, plus an afternoon at the museum is a wonderful way to spend the early holiday weekends. More info can be found at: http://www.flintarts.org/support/events/artfairs.html

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Flower Making at epiphany

Our studio assistant Chris helps a guest make their own glass flower. This is a cool experience that requires NO glassblowing experience! It gives you a taste of what our artists do every day. We have openings for flower-making at our Holiday Open Studio, which is right around the corner! December 4, 5 & 6! Mark your calendar and reserve your spot today! Call us at 248-745-3786 to reserve your spot.

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Purple-licious Pumpkin

Halloween might be over, but pumpkin season is still with us! This purple pumpkin is quite the beauty. Too bad real pumpkins don’t come in such glamorous hues!

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