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Amethyst "Thistle"

Amethyst Inspiration

On this, the last day of February, here’s a beautiful sculpture that reminds us of amethyst. (Probably because the color of this glass is named “amethyst.”)  The birthstone for February is the amethyst and we think it’s just a lovely color! Follow @epiphanyglass

Memorial Glass

Glass can be used as a medium to capture cremated ashes, such as the sun catchers and paperweights featured in this article. epiphany studios has made similar paperweights for those looking for a unique way to remember their loved ones. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2015/jan/25/ashes-glass/ Follow @epiphanyglass

Icy Glass

These delicate, icy leaves appear frozen but are actually made of glass! Made by Israeli artist Noah Hagiladi, they seem perfect for a cold February day. http://www.cmog.org/library/my-baby-he-used-say-picture?search=new_glass_review_search%3Ab094d4700ef46ad53e69d138305cd063&page=15 Follow @epiphanyglass

Glassmaking 101

Ever wonder how glassmaking got its start? This fun video by the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, hosted by Burnie and Ash, will introduce you to 2000 years of glassmaking in about 8 minutes. Museum of Glass’s Burnie and Ash Follow @epiphanyglass

GAS Newsletter

In case you missed it, here’s the winter edition of the Glass Art Society’s newsletter. Lots of great content here! http://viewer.epaperflip.com/Viewer.aspx?docid=1f3a1556-3612-494a-9339-a4140120eb79 Follow @epiphanyglass

An April Wagner paperweight from the epiphany line.

Small But Beautiful

Who knew a simple paperweight could be so gorgeous? This stunning glass piece was made by April and is part of our epiphany product line. Follow @epiphanyglass

Weekend Window Shopping

Whatcha up to this weekend? How about a little window shopping at studio-e? We’ve got so many pretty things and everything’s under $100… Click “Store” above to browse around. Follow @epiphanyglass


There’s still time to get your CIRQUE tickets for the DIA’s Founder’s Junior Council gala on February 28th! Fantastic food, decadent drinks, divine dancing and best of all, masked mystery… what more could you want? Join the party here: http://www.dia.org/calendar/special-event.aspx?id=4642&iid= Follow @epiphanyglass

Upcoming Event at the DIA

The DIA is hosting a panel discussion titled “Mavericks: The Shape of Things to Come” this coming Wednesday, February 25th at 7 PM. The panel participants will discuss the role of the museum as a creative workspace, the changing identity of galleries and how art spaces are evolving as community hubs. It sounds like there […]

Throwback Thursday!

It’s another #tbt! This time we’re going back in time 10 years ago to when April created a piece for the Ross Controls world headquarters in Troy, MI. The piece was inspired by the graphic symbols that the company uses to explain their products. Almost like 5 pieces in 1, the work extends across the […]

Solar Power!

Solar panels might just be the way of the future. *Especially* if they look as cool as these! Cool to see how glass art can be used to spur the excitement around sustainable energy sources. http://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/solar-energy-news/glass-artist-incorporating-solar-into-stained-glass-010515 Follow @epiphanyglass

April Wagner's "Burberries."

Mardi Gras!

We’ve been having a barrage of holidays lately! Today’s Mardi Gras, and we’re celebrating with this piece “Burberries.” Purple, green and a hint of gold remind us of a New Orleans style party! Follow @epiphanyglass

Happy President’s Day!

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” – President John F. Kennedy Happy President’s Day! Here’s to more leaders who will support the arts in our country. Thanks, President Kennedy. Follow @epiphanyglass

The Future of Stained Glass

Here’s an interesting perspective on another form of glass art. What do you think? Will stained glass see a revival in the near future? http://www.fastcodesign.com/3040404/asides/rip-stained-glass Follow @epiphanyglass

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! We love having you as our supporters, patrons, and well-wishers. Here’s a little love from us to you. Follow @epiphanyglass

Your Daily Inspiration…

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe Follow @epiphanyglass

A cranberry and purple Old School sculpture with a fantastic rim of lime green!

Old School Throwback

Time for a little Throwback Thursday… here’s a piece from the appropriately titled “Old School” series that April based off the style she explored at CCS. Follow @epiphanyglass

Coming Soon to Detroit…

It’s no new news that Detroit is attracting artists faster than you can say “cheap real estate.” Here’s another group that’s making the transition from the Big Apple to the Motor City, and they’re not ashamed to shout it from the rooftops. http://www.galapagosdetroit.com/team/ Follow @epiphanyglass

A Bright Idea

Behold, the wonders of glass! We could use a little more Vitamin D around this time in February… http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/news/intelligent-glass-architecture-delivers-healthy-do Follow @epiphanyglass

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday, everyone! If this “Seuss Flower” from our Pinterest page doesn’t make you smile this morning then we don’t know what will! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/365706432211492528/ Follow @epiphanyglass

Here’s A Crazy Idea…

We think an art vending machine is a really cool idea! But maybe not with glass art… http://m.bizjournals.com/kansascity/blog/2014/12/local-art-vending-machine-souvenear.html?r=full Follow @epiphanyglass

CIRQUE 2015!

The party of the year will be happening at the DIA on February 28th when the Founder’s Junior Council holds its annual masked gala. This year’s theme CIRQUE: Empire, will transport you to a sultry 1930s speakeasy… it’s sure to be an amazing night! Get your tickets here: http://www.dia.org/auxiliaries/event.aspx?id=4642&iid=&aux_id=1&cid=16 Follow @epiphanyglass

Still Time for Valentine’s!

Only one week remains until Valentine’s Day! It’s time to put your game face on. Don’t worry though, it’s not too late to purchase a heart paperweight from our studio-e collection. Call the studio before noon and we can ship today! 248.745-3786.

Marc Vandenberg at work in the glass shop, assisted by Ally Gurss.

Welcome Marc!

We are thrilled to welcome Master Gaffer Marc Vandenberg to the epiphany studios team! Marc has been a glassblower for over 20 years and worked at Greenfield Village as well as creating his own art. We are excited to see where this collaboration takes us!

Get Your Name Out There!

It’s not too late for a New Year’s Resolution! (Ok, maybe a February Resolution…) We’re in the process of re-doing our entire website and that means lots of choices are being made about content, design, and user-friendliness. If you’re an artist looking to get your name out there, these tips on creating your own site […]

Check It Out…

This glass art piece by artist Ginny Ruffner gives homage to winter with its quirky title, “Shirts, Cherries, and Snowflakes, Of Course.” Listen to curator Tina Oldknow discuss the piece in a video by the Corning Museum of Glass. http://www.cmog.org/video/ruffner-shirts-cherries-and-snowflakes-course

Now for Something a Little Different…

Check out this glass art piece by artist Ginny Ruffner gives homage to winter with its quirky title, “Shirts, Cherries, and Snowflakes, Of Course.” You can also listen to curator Tina Oldknow discuss the piece in a video by the Corning Museum of Glass. http://www.cmog.org/video/ruffner-shirts-cherries-and-snowflakes-course

Gift Ideas

Happy Groundhog’s Day! No matter what Punxsutawney Phil has to say, there’s only 12 more days until Valentine’s Day! Get your rear in gear and check out our selection of glass hearts. They make the perfect gift for the love of your life, your family members, or even as a “treat yo’self” gift! Click “Store” […]

An April Wagner Zanfirico bowl.

Super Bowl!

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! And when we say “Super Bowl” we mean “a Super Bowl made by April Wagner such as this super Zanfirico bowl!” (Obviously.)