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“Sex is like art. Most of it is pretty bad, and the good stuff is out of your price range.” ~Scott Roeben

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Detail of “Backbone” glass sculpture by April Wagner

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Glass sculpture by April Wagner

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“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.” ~Anne Sexton

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Detail of glass sculpture by April Wagner

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“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” ~Oscar Wilde

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Glass sculpture by April Wagner

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“Art is literacy of the heart” ~Elliot Eisner

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Glass sculpture by April Wagner

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“It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.” ~André Gide

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‘Gonzo’ by April Wagner

Stare, Share, Steal, and be willing to look stupid

Inspiration

Don’t be afraid to find inspiration anywhere you can. Here’s a great article on how to appropriate inspiration!

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Glass sculpture by April Wagner

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Glass sculpture by April Wagner

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“If it adapts itself to what the majority of our society wants, art will be a meaningless recreation.” ~Albert Camus

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Glass sculpture by April Wagner

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“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing” ~Pablo Picasso

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12 Light Crystal Chandelier by April Wagner

'Novae Flos' by April Wagner

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“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing” ~Pablo Picasso

Harvey Littleton

Glass Art Society Conference

The conference starts today in Chicago. We’ll be there. Want to know how the American Studio Glass movement got started? Check out this great article ‘The American Studio Glass Movement’

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“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.” ~Robert Henri

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“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Try to be better than yourself.” ~William Faulkner

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“No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time, it’s just that others are behind the times.” ~ Martha Graham

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“The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off. ~Gloria Steinem

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“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. ~Thomas Merton

April Wagner glass sculputre

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Ides of March

Ides of March

“Therefore, good Brutus, be prepared to hear. And since you know you cannot see yourself so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself that of yourself which you yet know not of.” Shakespeare – Julius Caesar 

That's right!

That’s right!

Glass flower by April Wagner

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Amphora

Glass Dictionary

Amphora : (from Latin) A jar with two handles.

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“Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” ― William Shakespeare

April Wagner glass sculpture

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”Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

April Wagner glass sculpture

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”We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” ~Dr. Seuss

Why you should own art

We can’t live without art. Maybe you think you can, but read this great article about why art makes your life better, we bet you have a whole new outlook after.

April Wagner glass sculpture

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“We dance for laughter, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes,  we create the dreams.” ~Albert Einstein

April Wagner glass sculpture

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“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” ~John W. Gardner

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“To be an artist is to believe in life.” ~ Henry Moore

April and Ally working on the studio

International Women’s Day

epiphany is an all female glass studio and we are proud to celebrate International Women’s Day today.

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“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien

‘crizzling’ is our new favorite word

A great glass term that means:  An imbalance in the (glass) batch due to an excess of alkaline flux or too little stabilizer will cause crizzling, a chemical instability resulting in a fine network of cracks and deterioration of the glass.

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“If you have time to judge other people you have way too much time on your hands. Get off your ass and do something meaningful.” ~Shane Gibson

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“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~Thornton Wilder

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“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~Thornton Wilder

'What is Glass'

What is glass?

We try to explain this all the time. Here’s a great definition of glass “it’s own state of matter” aka super amazing.

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“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” ~Albert Einstein

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If you can’t beat them, join them. If you can’t join them, it’s probably because you just tried to beat them. ~Unknown

'Cobalt Lemon Cranberry Lily' by April Wagner

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“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~J.K. Rowling

'Red Rounds' by April Wagner

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Great party!

Great party!

Everyone had a great time at the studio last night watching April do her magic.