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Highlight on "Warp and Weft"

Highlight on “Warp and Weft”

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.

Smile, it's Monday...

Smile, it’s Monday…

Happy Monday! Hope this picture brings a little smile to your face.

About our Glass

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

Extra, extra!

Extra, extra!

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!

One-of-a-kind Decanter

One-of-a-kind Decanter

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.

#Studiogram

#Studiogram

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.

Thought of the Day

Thought of the Day

“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.” – Eugene Ionesco Today’s April Wagner creation…”Three Stars Up One.”

Gettin' Clean

Gettin’ Clean

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.

Custom Creation

Custom Creation

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 […]

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

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?)

The Glassblower's Uniform

The Glassblower’s Uniform

Whoever places glass into our annealing furnace gets to wear one of these snazzy uniforms – lest their hair get singed!

The “Godfather” in Action

“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.

TBT!

TBT!

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.

Paperweights Galore

Paperweights Galore

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?

Award Designs

Award Designs

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.

Highlight on Gold Cirrus

Highlight on Gold Cirrus

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

Flag Day

Flag Day

It’s Flag Day! April made this cool flag out of handblown ornaments in red, white and blue. Follow @epiphanyglass

One Week ‘Til Father’s Day!

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

Where Does Glass Come From?

Where Does Glass Come From?

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 […]

Dad’s Day Gift Ideas

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

Pernille Braun, "What Comes Down." Photo from www.simonedesousagallery.com

Danish Glass Artist Showing in Cass Corridor

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 […]

Nest Vases

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

Live Glassblowing

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

Get Crafty!

This website has some neat craft ideas for anyone interested in playing around with glass at home. http://glassart.craftgossip.com Follow @epiphanyglass

Partnership with American Heart Association

Partnership with American Heart Association

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

Head's Up: Father's Day is Coming!

Head’s Up: Father’s Day is Coming!

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

In Memory

In Memory

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

Artist Julie Gander at work. Story and photo by Sarah Cole.

The Planets Align…

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

Summer Summer Summertime!

Summer Summer Summertime!

Happy June! Let summer officially begin! (Ok, not *officially* until the 21st, but our state of mind is starting to drift toward the beach…) Follow @epiphanyglass