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!
By Abby Groth on April 28, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on April 27, 2016
“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!
By Abby Groth on April 26, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on April 25, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on April 24, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on April 23, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on April 22, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on April 21, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on April 18, 2016
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…
By Abby Groth on April 17, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on April 16, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on April 15, 2016
We’ve got new kitties in our studio! Our spring show will feature these sweet friends in a multitude of colors.
By Abby Groth on April 14, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on April 13, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on April 12, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on April 11, 2016
Happy Monday! This colorful piece always makes us smile. Can you imagine getting to see this in your house every day?
By Abby Groth on April 10, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on April 9, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on April 8, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on April 7, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on April 6, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on April 5, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on April 4, 2016
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!)
By Abby Groth on April 3, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on April 2, 2016
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…
By Abby Groth on April 1, 2016
The farm to table trend is nothing new – check out these spaghetti farmers in Switzerland!
By Abby Groth on March 31, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on March 30, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 29, 2016
Two lavender curls top off this “Burberries” sculpture. We love the repeating circular forms layered over each other in this piece.
By Abby Groth on March 28, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 27, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on March 27, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on March 26, 2016
These little burberries are the most fantastic indigo! Sometimes you don’t need a lot going on to make a sculpture truly shine.
By Abby Groth on March 25, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 24, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 23, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on March 22, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 21, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on March 20, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on March 19, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 18, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on March 17, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 16, 2016
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…”
By Abby Groth on March 15, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 14, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 13, 2016
“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.
By Abby Groth on March 12, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 11, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 10, 2016
Peach is the color of the hour in this sculpture, “Three Sahara.” Each curl is such a subtle, sophisticated color. We’re loving it.
By Abby Groth on March 9, 2016
The glass really glows in this shot of “Solar Flare” for today’s color, tangerine. This hot color is so spicy!
By Abby Groth on March 8, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 7, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 6, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 5, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on March 4, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on March 3, 2016
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??)
By Abby Groth on March 2, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on March 1, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on February 29, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on February 28, 2016
By Abby Groth on February 27, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on February 26, 2016
By Abby Groth on February 25, 2016
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…
By Abby Groth on February 24, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on February 23, 2016
The secrets of glassblowing revealed… (spoiler: not much has changed in thousands of years!)
By Abby Groth on February 22, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on February 21, 2016
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?)
By Abby Groth on February 20, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on February 19, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on February 18, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on February 17, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on February 16, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on February 15, 2016
“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!
By Abby Groth on February 14, 2016
By Abby Groth on February 13, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on February 12, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on February 11, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on February 10, 2016
By Abby Groth on February 9, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on February 8, 2016
Who says hearts have to be pink? These gorgeous shades of blue are perfect for a lover-of-all-things chic.
By Abby Groth on February 7, 2016
We don’t do this kind of glasswork, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless! You’ve gotta have quick hands to sculpt hot glass.
By Abby Groth on February 5, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on February 4, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on February 3, 2016
By Abby Groth on February 2, 2016
We are in love with the patterns and colors in our Zanfirico bowls. And yes, you can use these photos as your phone wallpaper!
By Abby Groth on January 29, 2016
“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.
By Abby Groth on January 28, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on January 27, 2016
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?
By Abby Groth on January 26, 2016
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.”
By Abby Groth on January 25, 2016
Planning on putting a ring on it this year? Get her a heart shaped ring holder for her to put that ring on!
By Abby Groth on January 23, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on January 22, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on January 21, 2016
‘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.
By Abby Groth on January 20, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on January 19, 2016
By Abby Groth on January 18, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on January 17, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on January 17, 2016
Last week we got busy making colorful pumpkins. Believe it or not, these are popular all year round!
By Abby Groth on January 16, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on January 15, 2016
Flashback Friday time! This sculpture is definitely has “wow” factor! “Copper Spike” is aptly named and shines with a special vibrancy.
By Abby Groth on January 14, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on January 13, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on January 12, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on January 11, 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!
By Abby Groth on January 10, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on January 9, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on January 8, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on January 7, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on January 6, 2016
Happy epiphany! This might just be our favorite holiday of the year… wonder why? (But yeah, Christmas is officially over.)
By Abby Groth on January 5, 2016
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…
By Abby Groth on January 4, 2016
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.
By Abby Groth on January 3, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on January 2, 2016
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!
By Abby Groth on January 1, 2016
Happy new year, everyone! Let’s make 2016 the best yet. Lots of beautiful glass art coming your way this year!
By Abby Groth on December 31, 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!
By Abby Groth on December 30, 2015
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…
By Abby Groth on December 29, 2015
Things are pretty quiet around the studio right now. We’ll be back in full force soon enough though!
By Abby Groth on December 28, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on December 27, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on December 26, 2015
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!)
By Abby Groth on December 25, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on December 24, 2015
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!)
By Abby Groth on December 23, 2015
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!)
By Abby Groth on December 22, 2015
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!)
By Abby Groth on December 21, 2015
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!)
By Abby Groth on December 20, 2015
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!)
By Abby Groth on December 19, 2015
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!)
By Abby Groth on December 18, 2015
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!)
By Abby Groth on December 17, 2015
On the third day of Christmas down at epiphany, THREE WRAP BOWLS, two wine decanters and a unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)
By Abby Groth on December 16, 2015
On the second day of Christmas down at epiphany, TWO WINE DECANTERS and a unique sculpture just for me! (or you!)
By Abby Groth on December 15, 2015
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!)
By Abby Groth on December 14, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on December 13, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on December 12, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on December 11, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on December 10, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on December 9, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on December 8, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on December 7, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on December 6, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on December 5, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on December 4, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on December 3, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on December 2, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on December 1, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on November 30, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on November 29, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on November 28, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on November 27, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on November 26, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on November 25, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on November 24, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on November 21, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on November 20, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on November 19, 2015
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!”
By Abby Groth on November 18, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on November 17, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on November 15, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on November 14, 2015
By Abby Groth on November 13, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on November 12, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on November 11, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on November 10, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on November 9, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on November 8, 2015
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
By Abby Groth on November 7, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on November 6, 2015
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
By Abby Groth on November 5, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on November 4, 2015
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
By Abby Groth on November 3, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on November 2, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on November 1, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on October 26, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on October 25, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on October 24, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on October 23, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on October 22, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on October 21, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on October 20, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on October 19, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on October 18, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on October 17, 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!
By Abby Groth on October 16, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on October 15, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on October 14, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on October 13, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on October 12, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on October 11, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on October 10, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on October 9, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on October 8, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on October 7, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on October 6, 2015
If you’re wondering how we get gold and silver leaf (which is extreeeeemely fragile) onto our new decanters, check out this video!
By Abby Groth on October 5, 2015
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…
By Abby Groth on October 4, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on October 3, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on October 2, 2015
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.
By Abby Groth on October 1, 2015
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:
By Abby Groth on September 30, 2015
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!
By Abby Groth on September 29, 2015
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.