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By Abby Groth on June 30, 2015
April’s “Warp and Weft” is a vibrant addition to this already bright and happy room. The white and red curls of this contemporary wall sculpture make an interesting juxtaposition with the traditional crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
By Abby Groth on June 29, 2015
Happy Monday! Hope this picture brings a little smile to your face.
By Abby Groth on June 28, 2015
People often wonder if they can microwave our glass or put it in the dishwasher. The short answer is “NO!” Our glass is composed of a much different combo of minerals than Pyrex, which is durable and can hold up under quite a bit of stress. http://www.cmog.org/glass-dictionary/pyrex
By Abby Groth on June 27, 2015
Ever wonder what happens with all of the extra glass pieces that April makes when she creates a large work? Anything that isn’t broken gets stored away… who knows when we’ll need just the right piece!
By Abby Groth on June 26, 2015
Beautiful decanter and wine glass set with hand-sculpted butterfly and leaf embellishments. The butterfly decanter was inspired by the natural elements in paintings by Frida Kahlo.
By Abby Groth on June 25, 2015
The walls in our studio change pretty frequently – here’s what’s on display right now! Like what you see? Call us to make an appointment to see it in person.
By Abby Groth on June 24, 2015
“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.” – Eugene Ionesco Today’s April Wagner creation…”Three Stars Up One.”
By Abby Groth on June 23, 2015
Sometimes our glass needs a bath. This big piece gets the spray down (carefully) – suds and all. If you have a piece of glass art and it needs a wash, fill a sink or tub with room temperature water and use regular dish soap to carefully rinse it.
By Abby Groth on June 22, 2015
This was a neat project – a handblown jar with butterflys and flowers for a Bat Mitzvah. Guests could put well-wishes or advice on slips of paper and put them in the jar! If you’re looking for a handmade touch for your special event, April can work with you to create a truly unique piece […]
By Abby Groth on June 21, 2015
Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there! Today we raise our glass to you! (Ha. Ha. But really, what says “Dad” more than a cheesy pun?)
By Abby Groth on June 20, 2015
Whoever places glass into our annealing furnace gets to wear one of these snazzy uniforms – lest their hair get singed!
By Abby Groth on June 19, 2015
“The glass is alive.” So says Lino Tagliapietra, often considered the godfather of the studio glass movement. See him in action in this video from the Corning Museum of Glass.
By Abby Groth on June 18, 2015
Throwback Thursday! Here’s an up close shot of the glass ramps that became part of the garden of greens for “Spring” as part of the “Four Seasons” series at the Stand restaurant in Birmingham. The final piece also included glass basil and fiddleheads.
By Abby Groth on June 17, 2015
Some of the most colorful paperweights from over the years. The colored glass in each epiphany paperweight is shaped using a mold, then covered by clear glass. Which one is your favorite?
By Abby Groth on June 16, 2015
This year, we were honored to make some unique awards for the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. It’s always special to be involved with great causes in our area.
By Abby Groth on June 15, 2015
April has made a lot of lighting pieces over the past few years. “Gold Cirrus” features her signature curled glass in an absolutely luxe golden color. Follow @epiphanyglass
By Abby Groth on June 14, 2015
It’s Flag Day! April made this cool flag out of handblown ornaments in red, white and blue. Follow @epiphanyglass
By Abby Groth on June 13, 2015
One week until Father’s Day! Our studio is chock full of sculptures of all sizes. If your dad is an art lover, stop by to pick out an unforgettable gift. Call 248.745.3786 to make an appointment. Follow @epiphanyglass
By Abby Groth on June 12, 2015
Ever wonder where we get our glass? It starts out pretty simple… these bags contain silica, soda lime, limestone and other minerals in powder form. When they get shoveled into our furnace at 2000 degrees… voila! Clear glass. Our glass is soft and pliable – much more flexible than the glass you have in your […]
By Abby Groth on June 11, 2015
Does your dad appreciate a great bottle of red wine? Perhaps a handsome epiphany decanter is the perfect Father’s Day gift! We also have a few square liquor decanters for the dad that prefers a nice scotch. ☺ Call us for purchasing details. Follow @epiphanyglass
By Abby Groth on June 10, 2015
The Simone DeSousa Gallery in Cass Corridor is featuring Danish glass artist Pernille Braun and her piece, “What Comes Down.” Using layers of glass to make cylinders of different colors, the pieces are hung on the wall in a “musical sequence.” Check it out – the show is only up until June 20! http://www.simonedesousagallery.com/what-comes-down/ Follow […]
By Abby Groth on June 8, 2015
These little nest vases were a hit at our open studio in May. We’ve just got the pink one left! Call us if you’re interested. Follow @epiphanyglass
By Abby Groth on June 7, 2015
Can’t make it to one of epiphany glass’ open studios or another local hotshop? The Tacoma Museum of Glass has a live feed of their glass blowers. Pretty cool stuff happens there! http://museumofglass.org/glassmaking/live-from-the-hot-shop Follow @epiphanyglass
By Abby Groth on June 6, 2015
This website has some neat craft ideas for anyone interested in playing around with glass at home. http://glassart.craftgossip.com Follow @epiphanyglass
By Abby Groth on June 5, 2015
Wouldn’t you LOVE one of these cute stemless heart wine glasses we made for tonight’s Metropolitan Detroit Heart Ball hosted by the American Heart Association? We think this simple but bold design is pretty darn great. Follow @epiphanyglass
By Abby Groth on June 4, 2015
Don’t forget that Father’s Day is June 21st! We have great gifts for dads, including these professional but fun pen holders from our studio e collection. Follow @epiphanyglass
By Abby Groth on June 3, 2015
Paperweights with ashes inside are becoming a more popular way to remember a loved one. The epiphany ash paperweights are simple and beautiful. Follow @epiphanyglass
By Abby Groth on June 2, 2015
Julie Gill certainly uses stained glass in a way that we’ve never seen before – where were the planets lined up on the day you met your love? She maps out the stars in glass to commemorate a couple’s special date. http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2015/04/alabama_glass_artist_shows_whe.html Follow @epiphanyglass