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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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Gonzo

Did you remember to turn your clocks back this morning? That extra hour of sleep is So. Great. Plus it gives you an extra hour to admire April’s wild and colorful sculpture, “Gonzo.” This piece lives at the Four Seasons Resort in Vail, Colorado. The bright colors are just the thing to keep us warm as the temperatures drop!

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Pink Pumpkin

What a cutie! This little pink pumpkin is quite the charmer. With its curly-Q stem and deep folds, there’s a lot of talented glass blowing packed into a small piece.

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Goodbye Summer…

It’s felt like fall for a while now, but today is the official last day of summer! So goodbye to weekends on the water, laying out in the sun, melting ice cream cones and nights on the patio. And hellooooo cozy scarves, falling leaves, trick-or-treating and pumpkin-flavored everything. And then… winter… Let’s stay in the fall mood with this spotted green pumpkin. The iridescent blue stem is something special!

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Have your holiday party at epiphany!

We’re hosting a little party at the studio tonight, where each guest will be making their own glass piece. Sounds like fun, right? We’ve still got openings for holiday parties this season, so if you’re looking for a unique and truly unforgettable evening for your employees, friends or family, contact us for more information! The studio number is 248-745-3786.

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True Blue

A blue pumpkin certainly makes a statement! There’s just something about cobalt blue glass that people can’t get enough of. The color is so deep and rich and pure. Plant this pumpkin in a spot with lots of light and watch it glow. :)

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Phoenix Rising

The fall leaves in our neck of the woods are looking pretty darn beautiful right about now, not to mention the fantastic sunsets we’ve been having lately. For this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday, we present “Phoenix,” a beautiful sculpture that uses the fiery colors of fall.

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Tornado Decanter Set

Our Tornado decanters were definitely the star of the show at the Detroit International Wine Auction last Saturday. Now that we have matching stemless glasses to go along with this dynamic and beautiful decanter, the whole set is irresistible! Each glass features a subtle s-shape on the bottom of the glass that mimics the interior swirled ridge of the decanter. So chic!

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Pumpkin Perfection

This pumpkin is perfect for the moody fall days we’ve been having lately. The amber glass is rich and elegant, topped by a frosty white stem. This guy sells for $55, call us at 248-745-3786 it up quick!

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Ceiling Surprises

April has done a lot of projects that hang from the ceiling and it’s interesting to see how other artists tackle this design problem. Here’s a really cool solution displayed at the Habitare Design Fair in Helsinki, Finland.

See more here!

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Photo from thisiscolossal.com, story by Christopher Jobson

Pumpkin Shortage

Alert! Did you know that there may be a severe shortage of canned pumpkin at the grocery stores this year? Illinois is the largest producer of pumpkins in the USA and they had too much rain this summer, wiping out much of their crop. So stock up, because once it’s gone, it’s gone, and then there’s no pumpkin bread, muffins… you get the idea. HOWEVER, the good news is that the increased rainfall did not affect the epiphany pumpkins! ☺ This gorgeous flecked chartreuse pumpkin captures the spice of fall just perfectly. Going for $70… call the studio at 248-745-3786 if you want it!

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DIWA 2015

Today is the Detroit International Wine Auction to benefit the College for Creative Studies! You can play along at home by using the mobile bidding website Greater Giving. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing an epiphany decanter set, this is the perfect opportunity to make your purchase count for even more since part of all of our proceeds will go back to CCS. There’s also a lot of other beautiful artworks as well as some pretty amazing wines up for bid!

Check it out here: https://ccscad.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/34thDetroitInternationalWineAuction2015/RegistertoBid/tabid/717899/Default.aspx

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Contemporary Chandelier

This summer, April made an amazing new light fixture for a home in the Hamptons. Actually, “light fixture” doesn’t do this incredible piece justice. Individually blown glass bulbs hang over 45 feet in the center of a sweeping spiral staircase. April worked with the architect Campion Platt on this project, and his video overviewing the house has a great shot of her art. Check it out!

Throwback Time!

It’s our favorite time of week – Throwback Thursday! For those who know April’s work, you’re used to seeing explosions of bright color. It’s what we love about her style. But this small piece, “2 Violet Berries” has a quiet intimacy that’s so lovely. The two “que” curls nestled together result in a harmonious composition.

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Blue Pumpkin

This little blue pumpkin is so charming! We can imagine it offering a bit of a surprise to your desk or windowsill. At only $40, this blue pumpkin is also perfect for a “just because” gift. Call the studio at 248-745-3786 to reserve it today!

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Red Arthropod

This piece by glass artist Madeline Rile Smith is totally kooky and dynamic! Glass is such a cool medium that can result in an incredible array of forms.

http://www.cmog.org/library/red-arthropod-picture

Photo from the Corning Museum of Art website.

Photo from the Corning Museum of Art website.

Hearts Galore!

We love our heart paperweights from the studio e line… they make great gifts, they’re bright and colorful, and they add a unique touch to your desk space. You’ll definitely want to keep these in mind as the holiday season approaches!

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Adopt a Shelter Dog

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! What better way to prep for the cold winter months than to adopt a furry pup who can snuggle with you to keep you warm? Not to mention the warmth he or she will bring to your heart!! As we continue our partnership with the Michigan Humane Society, we encourage you to consider adopting if you want to add a pet to your life. And if you can’t get a real dog, consider one of our pretty glass pups! Partial proceeds go to the MHS, so it’s a win-win-win.

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DIY Sugar Skulls at the DIA

Throughout the month of October, you can make these fun sugar skulls at the DIA! Sugar skulls have been part of the Mexican Day of the Dead preparations since the 18th century and are made to honor the soul of the deceased. These drop-in workshops are held from 12-4, so put it on your schedule and make a day of it!

More info here!

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Pumpkin of the Day

This emerald green pumpkin with an aventurine gold stem is such a chic color combination. This gorgeous piece can be yours for $55. Call us at 248-745-3786 if you’re interested!

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Meet Ness!

Say it with me: Throwback Thursday! This is a fun one. “Ness” is crazy and dynamic. With its swooping, curving shape, we can definitely see the legendary Scottish creature emerging from the waves for a split-second appearance!

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Kudos for CARE House!

Congratulations to CARE House for a successful fundraiser last Saturday! We are proud to partner with such an organization that does such important work in our community. If you are looking for ways to give back to our city, consider supporting the prevention of child abuse by donating to CARE House.

http://www.carehouse.org

Silvering in Action

If you’re wondering how we get gold and silver leaf (which is extreeeeemely fragile) onto our new decanters, check out this video!

Drum Roll Please…

For those of you who were guessing along with us as we released clues about our latest project, the answer is HERE! We’ve been making these fantastic decanters that are embellished with gold and silver leaf. The design is a striking contrast from other epiphany decanters with their unique, contemporary look. Each decanter will be available with a matching set of FOUR (remember the clue?) glasses. We have a feeling everyone will want to get their hands on these…

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Pink & Purple Pumpkin

Don’t you love our alliterative title? This little beauty is perfect for the color-lover in your life. The lilac and pink on this pumpkin is just WOW! Only $40 for this one, call us at 248-745-3786 if you’d like to purchase!

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Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art

April is a proud member of the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art auxiliary at the DIA. The FMCA is a great group for anyone who loves the fantastically diverse array of what we call modern art. As a member of the auxiliary, you get access to some of the coolest events offered at the DIA and rare opportunities to get behind-the-scenes. If you want to learn more, check out the FMCA Facebook page or Twitter at @FMCA_DIA.

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It’s the Time of the Year for Pumpkins!

It’s a TGIF kinda day for sure! We’re celebrating October with our beautiful handblown pumpkins. Each pumpkin we post this month is available for purchase at our studio. If you’re interested, give us a call at 248-745-3786! This pumpkin is just gorgeous – a photo can’t do it justice! The blues and greens meld together in an almost watercolor-esque effect. This lovely creation is $70 and definitely one-of-a-kind.

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CARE Night this Saturday

This Saturday, we will be teaming up with CARE House to raise funds for their critical mission of preventing child abuse and helping victims and their families. April’s artwork will grace each table at the gala, with partial proceeds from each sold piece going right back to CARE House. If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community, consider CARE House. Learn more here:

http://www.carehouse.org/get-involved/

Image from Carehouse.org

Image from Carehouse.org

Mystery Project Clue #4

The last day of September calls for the last clue for our mystery project!

When you’ve had a long day
And need much celebration
epiphany’s got you
And your favorite libation.

We’ll be revealing the full project soon… stay tuned!

April on FOX 2!

Catch April on FOX 2 Detroit tomorrow around 9:15 am! She’ll be talking about our partnership with CARE House at their CARE Night gala this weekend. The event is a great opportunity to join us in raising crucial funds for an organization that fights for the welfare of children in our community. More info can be found at carehouse.org.

Book Your Holiday Party with epiphany!

Book your office holiday party with epiphany! An event at our studio is one that you’ll remember forever. You can try your hand at glassblowing and get an up close and personal demonstration of one of the coolest forms of artmaking around. We offer a lot of flexible options for parties. Call us at 248-745-3786 for more information about booking your event!

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Travel with the Glass Pilgrim

Follow the “Glass Pilgrim” as he travels around the world to share insight about the art of glassblowing. This video from the Corning Museum of Glass is chock full of great info about our favorite medium.

4 Ques

“4 Ques” is a beauty, don’t you think? April’s skill in combining colors is top-notch and one of the things that people love about her art. This piece brings us a bit of tranquility in the midst of a busy month.

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Daydreamin’…

It’s Friday and that means we’re ready for the weekend to start! We’d like to spend the day lying flat on our backs and it would be even better if we could stare up at the ceiling and see this view of one of April’s lighting works. What a way to spend the afternoon daydreaming…

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It’s Throwback Time!

Throwback Thursday! “Orange Thistle with 3 Peas” is a unique combo of some of April’s well-known forms. This sculpture could be reminiscent of a flower or a flame. What do you think of when you see this piece?

Photo by Sebastian Sullen

Photo by Sebastian Sullen

Last Week for Here Hear

This week is going to be full of Nick Cave events, and it’s the last chance to get involved before “Here Hear” leaves Detroit! Tomorrow is the world premiere (yes, really!) of Cave’s new film “Up Right: Detroit” debuting at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History. Tickets are still available, so get yours today! Then this Saturday, join fellow Detroit-ers at Milliken State Park to see THIRTY life-sized horse-sculptures parade along the river. These events are not to be missed! Hit up Cranbrook’s website for more info.

Image from cranbrookart.edu.

Image from cranbrookart.edu.

Turchina Filigrana

Any mantle can benefit from a stunning work of art above it. April’s “Turchina Filigrana” brings the WOW factor to this living room with its beautiful array of blue and crimson curls. The owners of this home collect art and artifacts from a wide variety of sources, and April’s piece plays perfectly with the rest of the room’s gems.

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Nick Cave Premiere THIS WEEK!

Don’t miss the world premiere of Nick Cave’s “Up Right: Detroit,” this Thursday, September 24 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. This event includes a cocktail reception and Q&A with Nick Cave! Plus, all proceeds benefit the museum’s education programs. It’s going to be a great night – hope you can join!

http://www.cranbrookart.edu/museum/nickcave/events/

Image from cranbrookart.edu.

Image from cranbrookart.edu.

The Best Gifts in Life are from epiphany

It’s never too early to start shopping for the holiday! And what better place to get something for your favorite person than the epiphany glass web shop! This free form vessel would be perfect for just about anyone. Click “store” above to shop.

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Clue #3

Ready for another hint about our super secret project in the works? Lucky you, it comes in poem form once again.

Our glass is quite pretty
Not a single eyesore
With this upcoming piece
You’ll look good as you pour.

Any guesses now?

“Up Right: Detroit”

It’s not everyday you get to pick the brain of a world famous artist. At the world premiere of “Up Right: Detroit,” Nick Cave will be answering questions about his new film and you’ll be able to hang with him and Cranbrook Art Museum curator Laura Mott at a cocktail reception. This event is definitely not to be missed! More info here.

Throw. Back.

Say it with me, everyone: Throwback Thursday! This fabulous piece from 2009 features rainbow ques and is just everything we love about April’s work – color, movement, and a surprise around every curve.

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A-Spire

Every so often, we like to share artists who are working with glass in other ways besides handblowing. Alexander Tylevich hangs panels of dichroic glass in this wide open atrium to allow the light to play off each panel in sparkling color.

https://www.codaworx.com/project/a-spire-weisman-art-museum

Photo by Tim Griffith

Photo by Tim Griffith

Nick Cave Premiere

Have you had a chance to see the Nick Cave “Here Hear” exhibit at Cranbrook Art Museum? There’s going to be a really special event on September 24 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History – the world premiere of “Up Right: Detroit,” Cave’s film featuring his soundsuits on display like never before. The premiere event includes a reception and Q&A with Nick Cave and Curator Laura Mott. All proceeds benefit the museum’s education programs, too! Purchase tickets here:

Image from cranbrookart.edu.

Image from cranbrookart.edu.

Join us for CARE Night

On October 3, we will be supporting CARE House of Oakland County at their charity ball. April’s glass art will be on display and for sale, with part of the proceeds benefiting this very worthy organization. CARE House advocates for children who have been abused and offers treatment and recovery plans, as well as works to prevent child abuse throughout our community. We hope you will join us for this event, which we know will prove to be fun and very worthwhile!

Click here for more info.

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Happy New Year!

It’s the first day of Rosh Hashanah! It is customary to eat foods that haven’t been tasted yet during the year, and the pumpkin is one of these! Happy New Year, everyone!

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The Power of Social Media in Detroit

Behold the power of social media! Jet Blue challenged citizens around the country to vote for their city to receive 100,000 books as part of the Soar for Reading program. It’s super cool to hear that Detroit was the winner by an overwhelming number of votes! This means that 100,000 books will be distributed to kids throughout the city to help instill a love of reading and learning and to help them start and grow their own personal libraries. Pretty amazing! Check out the video below to see the reveal announcement.

A Day to Remember

Today is a day of remembrance for many of us. We will not forget the lives of those lost on September 11, 2001, nor will we forget the many who sacrificed their lives in the long aftermath. Thank you to those who continue to protect and serve our country.

Throwback Thursday

It’s our favorite time of the week – Throwback Thursday! (And we hope you enjoy these fun posts, too!) This throwback takes us back a whole decade to 2005 when April created this amazing “Lilac Swan.” For those of you who are more familiar with April’s sculpture, you can definitely see some of techniques that she still uses in her current sculptures. It’s cool to watch her career progress through photos!

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Give Yourself a Paw Print Present

If you’re the type to embrace color and you happen to be an animal-lover, these paw print glasses are just for you! We have several colors left waiting to find their “forever homes.” ☺ And remember that part of the proceeds go to the Michigan Humane Society! Awesome!

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Clue #2…

Here’s a new hint about our upcoming mystery project, and it comes in poem form!

Two may be company
And three’s just a crowd
But four is quite perfect
Of this project we’re proud.

Any guesses of what we’re working on?

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day everyone! We work hard at the studio to create exciting new art and fantastic glass sculptures. Cheers to you, whatever your work may be! We hope you can pursue it with passion and vigor.

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Website Revamp in the Works

We are in the process of a major overhaul on our website. It’s important to us that our site is easily navigable and shows off our images. What’s important to you when you visit an artist’s website? We really wanna know, so comment below!

Inside Out Glassblowing

This video from the Corning Museum of Glass gets you up close with glassblower Martin Janecky, who sculpts a horse head from inside the glass form. It’s a pretty cool and impressive technique and even cooler when you get to see it from inches away!

Flashback Friday

Normally we do a Throwback Thursday, but how about a little Flashback Friday to mix it up? This Deep Green Lily really has the semblance of a water lily with its bright purple “flower” in the middle. There’s just something about those glass petals springing forth that we can’t get enough of!

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You’re Invited!

You’re invited! Join us at the closing reception for April’s show “Glass Lily Garden” at the U of Michigan’s North Campus Research Center next Wednesday, September 9 from 5-7 pm. This is a rare opportunity to see many of April’s lily sculptures displayed together in a beautiful field of color and form. The show is located in Building 18. (Get directions here.) We hope to see you there!

Click here for more info on the show!

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Welcome, Fall!

It’s the last day of August, which means fall is just around the corner. Soon we’ll be harvesting fall fruits and veggies. These beautiful gourds that Aprils created for the Stand in Birmingham are a foretaste of what’s to come!

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Ultra Violet Craziness!

These photos show just how dynamic glass art can be when it’s hung on a plain wall with some dramatic lighting. The shadows created by the twisting arms of “Ultra Violet” make the piece seem so much larger than it is and add extra energy to the already wild form!

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3 Light Opal Chandelier

April’s Opal Chandelier is a beautiful mix of contemporary colors and forms. The blues and aquas are punctuated with hints of gold and just the slightest touch of purple. This photo shows off how well the light matches the resident’s beautiful rug, too. One of April’s strengths as an artist is assessing the current space and making art to enhance the existing furnishings and ambiance. Three LED lights illuminate the glass in this chandelier in the best way. A truly stunning work of art!

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Be a Glassblower!

Did you know that you can come into the studio to make your very own sculpted glass flower? Our studio assistant, Ally, will work with you to make a completely unique flower. This is a really cool experience that allows you to get a taste of what it’s like to make glass art! Call the studio at 248-745-3786 for more info!

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Throwback Thursday (Stripe Edition)

You know what time it is… Throwback Thursday! Today we’re looking fondly upon the striped splashes of yesteryear. The stripes applied to the outside of these vessels emphasize their curvaceous form. Not to mention, they look super spiffy!

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Women’s Equality Day

Happy Women’s Equality Day! This special day was passed by Congress in 1971 to commemorate the passing of the 19th amendment on August 26, 1920 which granted women the right to vote. We are a studio owned and managed by women, so of course we’re in full support of this holiday!

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You can still help the MHS!

We’re still donating a portion of proceeds from any studio e animal item to the Michigan Humane Society! If you haven’t gotten around to ordering your favorite little kitty or pup, call us to make an appointment to stop by the studio! Many MHS items are also available through our web store under the tab “MHS Gifts.”

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Happy Monday!

Epiphany’s rainbow paperweights have always been popular. And why not? The range of color in these small objects is simply amazing.

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Diamond Bloom

We love how the glass fins on artist Curtis Pittman’s “Diamond Bloom” reflect the light at different times of the day in Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s crazy how this simple material can do so much and be manipulated in so many ways! (That must be why we love it so much.)

https://www.codaworx.com/project/diamond-bloom-scottsdale-public-art

Photo by Sean Deckert

Photo by Sean Deckert

Photo by Sean Deckert

Photo by Sean Deckert

Banglatown Happening

Food? Art? Food AND art coming together for one big delicious installation? We’re all in. “Banglatown” is a Detroit neighborhood known for its large population of residents from Bangladesh as well as its thriving arts community. This event invites you to join artists for a full-sensory introduction (yes, more than just taste and smell!) to the cuisine of Banglatown. Sounds delish!

Click here to learn more!

Photo from Modeldmedia.com

Photo from Modeldmedia.com

Still Life with Two Plums

Artists Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick created this gigantic bowl of glass fruit, “Still Life with Two Plums.” It’s bold, colorful, and reminiscent of the Michigan fruit we love. How ‘bout THEM apples??

Food for Thought

“What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” – John Updike

This studio is our breathing space, where epiphany creations are inspired and produced.

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Summer Saturn

Summer is a great time for dinner parties on the patio. Make the most of yours by serving a great wine and presenting it in a great decanter! This Saturn decanter is pure class with its simple shape. And that planetary ring does more than look nice – it provides another surface on the interior of the decanter for the wine to hit as you pour, aerating it to perfection!

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Velo

We don’t want to think about it, but the end of summer is looming out there. The long days and endless nights are just so great, and April’s “Velo” seems like it’s made out of Michigan sunsets.

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Virtual Lily Tour

If you don’t get a chance to stop by the University of Michigan to see April’s “Glass Lily Garden” show, you can take the virtual tour here!

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Cool Blues

“Agave Sketch” is perfect for a weekend at the lake. Look at that beautiful blue splash!

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A Quick How-To in Glassblowing

When you see a piece of blown glass that has a beautiful even stripe pattern on it, chances are it was made in a fashion similar to this! You need even spinning of the rod and a thin string of glass applied around the blown glass. This is why glassblowing is a team effort – these stripes can’t be made by one person!

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#CalmYourselfIn4Words

We noticed that #CalmYourselfIn4Words was trending on Twitter a few days ago… What would your 4 words be? We’re thinking “Lose Yourself In Color.” This detail shot of April’s Candy Shop Chandelier does the trick for us! Go to April Wagner projects > Lighting in the tab above to learn more about this project!

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Throwback Thursday

Time for a little throwback because it’s Thursday, of course! The green and cobalt in this Old School vessel are just divine. And that pop of pink on the rim? Ow, ow!

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Interested in Glass Classes?

We get a lot of inquires about glassblowing classes, and while we do not offer traditional classes here at epiphany, our friends at Michigan Hot Glass are well-equipped to show you the ropes of glassblowing! Their classes are perfect for beginners as well as those with some experience.

http://www.michiganhotglass.com/classes/

Glass Art Galore

The University Medical Center in New Orleans can boast two new glass art pieces – both totally different from each other. Ray King’s “River Spirit” features geometric planes of glass suspended from the ceiling while Dale Chihuly’s “Crystal Blue and Amber Tower” is installed in a reflecting pool allowing each curving piece of glass to shimmer in the face of the water. We wouldn’t mind getting an appointment at this place!

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/beaucoup/13043152-171/world-class-glass-art-makes-med

Dale Chihuly, "Crystal Blue and Amber Tower," University Medical Center, photo by John D'Addario

Dale Chihuly, “Crystal Blue and Amber Tower,” University Medical Center, photo by John D’Addario

Ray King, "River Spirit," University Medical Center, photo by John D'Addario

Ray King, “River Spirit,” University Medical Center, photo by John D’Addario

More Great Art at U of M’s NCRC

The closing reception of April’s show “Glass Lily Garden” on September 9 will also celebrate other works on display this summer at University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Center. These include selections from the N’Namdi Collection, such as pieces by Alvin D. Loving, Charles McGee and Gilda Snowden in a show entitled “Abstract View: Detroit.”

http://ncrc.cms.si.umich.edu/facility-services/amenities/ncrc-art-program#abstract

Glass Lily Garden

We’re excited to be featured by the University of Michigan’s STAMPS School of Art and Design. There’s still time to go see April’s show “Glass Lily Garden” at the North Campus Research Center in Ann Arbor!

http://stamps.umich.edu/news/ncrc_art_presents_glass_lily_garden_by_april_wagner

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Great Gift Idea

Our studio e heart paperweights make the perfect wedding gift. What better way to show a great couple that you love them than by giving them the gift of art?

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Happy Friday!

It’s a fabulous Friday here in Michigan! Let’s celebrate with this completely breathtaking piece, “Current Leaves.” Over 200 individual pieces are suspended together to create one unified work. “Current Leaves” lives at the Midwest Medical Center in Dearborn.

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Throwback Thursday

Time for a little Throwback Thursday! This cool blue frosted nest brings just the right amount of icy chill to a warm August day. These frosted nests are also called Serocco Nests. The frosted finish is added after the glass is done cooling.

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New Items in our Shop!

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) we added a bunch of new pieces to our web store. Now you can have your own epiphany glass art even if you’re one of our more faraway friends. Click “Store” above to shop!

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Paw Print Decanters Still Available

We had a great time at the Pawte Cuisine with the Michigan Humane Society last week. We still have some paw print decanters with matching glasses available for sale. Call the studio or send us a message if you’re interested!

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FOX 2 – Home of epiphany glass!

We might not have caught these newscasters with the most serious expressions on their faces, but we’re pretty pumped about that beautiful aqua epiphany free form on the set of FOX 2 Detroit! Awesome!

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International Friendship Day

Today is International Friendship Day! We are thankful for your friendship, whether you’ve attended one of our open studios, bought an epiphany glass artwork, or kept up with us on social media. Today we celebrate you!

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Nature Inspiration

We can’t believe it’s August already! Let’s start the month out with something fun – these flowers become totally clear when exposed to water. April gets a lot of inspiration from nature and we think these blooms will inspire you too!

http://www.boredpanda.com/skeleton-flower-clear-see-through-rain-wet-diphylleia-grayi/

Photo from website linked below.

Photo from website linked above.

Golden Nest Vase

A nest vase gets ready to go in the annealer. We’ll have a lot of new colors of these pretty pieces at our Holiday Show in December!

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Want epiphany Updates?

Do you want to stay up-to-date on epiphany happenings and projects? We can add you to our mailing list, and we’ll let you know when we finish a cool new custom piece or give you the inside scoop on our open studio events. Don’t worry – we’ll never spam you – mailings go out around 4 times a year! Email abby@epiphanyglass.com to let us know you’d like to be added to our list.

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April Wagner Sculpture

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.

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Cane of all Colors

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.

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Save the Date!

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.

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What is “Fazzoletto?”

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!

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April Wagner, “Tangerina”

Life Trees

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!

epiphany Trumpet Vases

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?

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Sculpture of the Day

“Silver Amethyst Thistle” is just the most lovely shade of purple. We are officially in love!

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Pet Urns

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.

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Glassblowing in Action

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.

City Sculpture

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!

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/2015/06/08/artist-sestok-builds-sculpture-park/28710697/

Photo by Brandy Baker from the Detroit News.

Photo by Brandy Baker from the Detroit News.

New Kresge Fellows

The new winners of the Kresge Award were announced recently. Looking forward to seeing what these artists come up with in the next year!

http://kresge.org/news/18-kresge-artist-fellowships-awarded-metro-detroit

The visual artist Kresge Fellows. Photo from www.kresge.org.

The visual artist Kresge Fellows. Photo from www.kresge.org.

Sculpture of the Day

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.

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Pantone Creations

Pantone’s color of the year is the sophisticated and understated Marsala. April used this hue as inspiration for these two new sculptures!

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New Items Available!

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.

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Cooking with Glass

Are you a foodie AND an art fan? This video shows how you can combine your two passions.

Michigan Made

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.

http://michigan-made.com/?s=epiphany

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Aventurine Adventure

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!

http://houseofdaedalus.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-metaphysical-properties-of.html

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CODAworx “Transformative Walls”

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.

https://flipboard.com/@codaworx/codamagazine%3A-transformative-walls-it6a307oy

Make Your Own Glass

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. ;)

http://www.cmog.org/collection/glass-innovation-center/vessels-gallery/glass-chemistry-game

Beverly Fishman Sculpture

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!
http://www.habatat.com/artist/51-beverly-fishman

Photo from www.habatat.com

Photo from www.habatat.com

Transformation Tuesday

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!

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