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By admin on October 31, 2012
Epiphany studios wishes everyone a very spooky Halloween!!! don’t forget tomorrow is 1st Thursdays at Epiphany Nov. 1st 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at epiphany studio, 770 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac.
By allycat on October 30, 2012
Nov. 1st 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at epiphany studio, 770 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac. Epiphany studio will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from its blown-glass ornament gift packages to HAVEN. The holiday ornaments, individually handcrafted in epiphany’s Pontiac glass studio, are specially packaged in a set of three for $105 and are available […]
By allycat on October 29, 2012
Don’t forget to stop by on Thursday and get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Epiphany glass creates ornaments for HAVEN, hosts glass-blowing demonstration – theoaklandpress.com.
By admin on October 29, 2012
In this photo April is using the The ‘Jacks’ a tool with two metal arms joined at one end by a spring. The distance between the arms is controlled by the glassworker, who uses jacks for a variety of purposes while shaping the parison (for example, to form the mouths of open vessels). This tool is […]
By allycat on October 27, 2012
SOFFIATURA A BOCCA Blowing by mouth . The term indicates the “classic” technique of glassworking when a hollow object is desired. The shaping of a hollow object is executed by the “maestro” with the help of his assistants using the CANNA DA SOFFIO, BORSELLE and TAGIANTI. Glassblowing constitutes one of the most revolutionary inventions in […]
By admin on October 25, 2012
Wet Saw: A tile-cutting wet saw cuts through glass just as easily. The diamond impregnated blade is water cooled. In the photo above April is cutting her color into smaller chunks. She then will put the color in the color warmer which will heat the color to 1040° ( depending on the color she is […]
By admin on October 25, 2012
stripes are not just for zebras… The black color is melted and shaped then applied to the white piece. When the piece is finished it will be white with black stripes!
By allycat on October 24, 2012
This one of kind sign that we ‘redesigned’ to suit our studio both inside and out. If you have been to the studio, you have seen our beautiful glass in our garden.
By allycat on October 23, 2012
A heat rash this intense can only be achieved by seriously hard and dedicated work! And that is what we do every day at epiphany studios!
By admin on October 22, 2012
The optic mold is used to blow an evenly-spaced pattern into the glass piece you are making. You get your bubble really hot, place the bubble into the mold, and blow. As you blow, the piece expands into the mold. One of the areas to watch out for is that you might make the bottom […]
By allycat on October 21, 2012
SCAGNO The glass master’s bench. A simple wooden bench, with two parallel bars. The glassmaker rests the blow-pipe on the bench and, rotating it backwards and forwards, performs a kind of “horizontal lathing” movement which allows the glass objects being made to be evenly shaped.
By allycat on October 20, 2012
drop it while its HOT! april wagner and ally gurss in the studio doing their thing! This glass piece is being made for a sculpture that is all ready in the works. keep posted for the final masterpiece!
By admin on October 19, 2012
Our furnace is running low on glass, so it’s time to charge again! Batch is raw powder comprising the different chemicals which when melted form glass. However, the raw powders in batch can be dangerous to breathe. You can either mix your own batch, or purchase it already mixed. Did you know after this charge will have gone […]
By allycat on October 19, 2012
The light from the center of the sphere interacts with the imperfections, rifts, bruises and bubbles of the cast glass to project a visually rich halo of light. Due to the organic nature of cast glass-hand crafted and inherently imperfect-each piece is entirely unique from any other piece. check out more @ http://www.flor.com/blog/glowing-orbs/
By allycat on October 17, 2012
One of the more fabulous things I’ve seen in a while… please click on the link to watch the amazing video and read the full article. Iris Apfel the 91-year-old New Yorker dressed the rooms of nine Presidents, played mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to successive generations of designers and advanced the cause of dressing-as-art more […]
By allycat on October 16, 2012
CANNA The blow-pipe: a basic tool in glassmaking. It consists of a tube, perforated from end to end, approximately 140 to 150 cm. long and 2 to 4 cm. in diameter. One end is slightly conical to assist blowing, whilst the other is sometimes thickened. The blow-pipe (discovered towards the 1st century A.D. in Syria […]
By admin on October 15, 2012
Today’s sculpture is ‘Orange Petal’ by april wagner. Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou see’st the twilight of such […]
By allycat on October 14, 2012
Who wants cake?! Very painterly frosting technique you have there… would love to have this for dessert!
By allycat on October 13, 2012
Rods are the solid/cylindrical form of glass. When broken up, rods can become frit or powder. Rod is often used in small pieces, perhaps 1″ in length, to blow a piece of glass all the same color. Rod can be cut into small chunks with a “rod cutter” or small pointy hammer.
By admin on October 12, 2012
Today’s sculpture is ‘Red Thistle’ by april wagner. Did you that flowers have their own secret code? All flowers have specific flower meanings, which symbolize one feeling or another. Thistle: A thorny plant with a beautiful flower, the national symbol of Scotland. It’s thorns symbolize both evil and protection. The Thistle also symbolizes independence and […]
By admin on October 11, 2012
Today’s sculpture is ‘The Real Princess’ by april wagner. Which reminds me of one of my all time favorite fairy tales. The Princess and the Pea: by Hans Christian Andersen There was once a prince, and he wanted a princess, but then she must be a real Princess. He travelled right around the world to find […]
By admin on October 10, 2012
Today’s sculpture is ‘Opal Dancer’ by april wagner. The Leaves of October – a Fall Poem I Want to Dance with the Leaves of October I love the cooler weather October brings, the bright blue sky and the colorful falling leaves. The sight of fall leaves spinning in an October breeze always makes me want […]
By admin on October 9, 2012
Today’s sculpture is ‘FC 23’ by april wagner. This sculpture is an abstract representation of the human rib cage. All ribs are attached in the back to the thoracic vertebrae. The upper seven true ribs (costae verae, vertebrosternal ribs). are attached in the head to the sternum by means of costal cartilage. Due to their […]
By admin on October 8, 2012
Today’s sculpture is ‘Pistachio Leaves’ by april wagner. Did you know that archeologists have found evidence from excavations at Jarmo in northeastern Iraq, that pistachio nuts were a common food as early as 6750 BC. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were said to have contained pistachio trees during the reign of King Merodach-Baladan about […]
By admin on October 7, 2012
today’s sculpture makes me think of these beautiful autumn days. “Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” ― Lauren DeStefano, Wither
By allycat on October 6, 2012
DLECTRICITY is a new contemporary light art festival in the City of Detroit. For two nights, the historic architecture of Midtown will become the canvas for local, national, and international artists to display their cutting edge works of art. Over 35 projects will be shown including video projection, 3D video mapping, lasers, light sculpture, interactive […]
By admin on October 5, 2012
foam, foam and more foam! foam is our best friend when it comes to shipping, and moving our glass sculptures! photos of the final install will be posted soon!
By admin on October 4, 2012
Epiphany Studios, Epiphany Glass, April Wagner, April Wagner Sculpture
By admin on October 3, 2012
Splish splash, I was taking a bath… Time to give this beautiful glass sculpture a bath!
By admin on October 2, 2012
fresh out of the oven! get em while they’re HOT! pumpkins in all sizes and colors. these one of kind pumpkins are only available at epiphany studios. make sure to stop by this thursday for epiphany’s monthly open studio. 4-9pm 248.745.3786 www.epiphanyglass.com the studio is a green building located a 1/4 mile east of telegraph rd. additional parking is […]
By admin on October 1, 2012
1st thursday’s is almost here… make sure to come by epiphany to check out latest sculptures, and pumpkins! oct 4th! first thursdays at the epiphany studios. 2000° hot glass-blowing demonstrations wine splendor, art and snacks 4-9pm 248.745.3786 www.epiphanyglass.com the studio is a green building located a 1/4 mile east of telegraph rd. additional parking is […]