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Golden Nest Vase

Golden Nest Vase

A nest vase gets ready to go in the annealer. We’ll have a lot of new colors of these pretty pieces at our Holiday Show in December!

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Want epiphany Updates?

Do you want to stay up-to-date on epiphany happenings and projects? We can add you to our mailing list, and we’ll let you know when we finish a cool new custom piece or give you the inside scoop on our open studio events. Don’t worry – we’ll never spam you – mailings go out around […]

April Wagner Sculpture

April Wagner Sculpture

Did you know that sculptures like this one are available for sale on our website? Or if you’re local, call the studio to come see a piece in person. This sculpture is small yet vibrant – perfect as a touch of excitement and color in your home.

Cane of all Colors

Cane of all Colors

This colorful cane is made by hand here at our studio. It seems like there are infinite color and pattern combos – all beautiful! Cane is used to make designs in larger pieces of glass art, like this Zanfirico bowl.

Save the Date!

Save the Date!

On September 9th, the University of Michigan will be hosting a closing reception for April’s show, “Glass Lily Garden.” The reception will be free and open to the public, so head down to Ann Arbor and join us for a nice evening celebrating this great show! The exhibit is installed at the North Campus Research […]

What is “Fazzoletto?”

Ever heard of the word “fazzoletto?” It might sound like a kind of yummy pasta, but it’s actually an ancient technique of glass blowing developed by the Italians where the glass is blown in free form. April has always used this method and added her own twist to the technique, combining fresh colors and adding […]

Life Trees

About a month ago, a new artwork titled “Life Trees” was installed at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. It was made by the Detroit Design Center and features handblown glass elements. It’s good to see glass being used in art around the city!

epiphany Trumpet Vases

epiphany Trumpet Vases

Flashback Friday to epiphany’s sleek trumpet vases! These pieces are a technical feat, requiring the glassblower to stretch her arm up to 2.5 feet away from the bench while keeping everything centered. The glass loops at the bottom are sculpted onto the end of the trumpet so that the entire work is one piece of […]

Sculpture of the Day

Sculpture of the Day

“Silver Amethyst Thistle” is just the most lovely shade of purple. We are officially in love!

Pet Urns

Pet Urns

Did you know that epiphany glass has started making pet urns? These custom pieces are such a special way to commemorate your best fur friend. Call the studio for more information and pricing.

Glassblowing in Action

A lot of the techniques in this video are ones that we use here in the studio! We make our own colored cane and use it to make beautiful custom pieces.

Photo by Brandy Baker from the Detroit News.

City Sculpture

If you’re local to Detroit, you might want to check out City Sculpture – a new park filled with monumental sculpture by Robert Sestok. It looks like quite the adventureland! http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/2015/06/08/artist-sestok-builds-sculpture-park/28710697/

The visual artist Kresge Fellows. Photo from www.kresge.org.

New Kresge Fellows

The new winners of the Kresge Award were announced recently. Looking forward to seeing what these artists come up with in the next year! http://kresge.org/news/18-kresge-artist-fellowships-awarded-metro-detroit

Sculpture of the Day

Sculpture of the Day

It’s Friday! Here’s a wild sculpture to start your weekend off right. “Red Sentinal” is bold and quite the stunner, if we do say so ourselves.

Pantone Creations

Pantone Creations

Pantone’s color of the year is the sophisticated and understated Marsala. April used this hue as inspiration for these two new sculptures!

New Items Available!

New Items Available!

We’ve freshened up our web store with a lot more of April’s epiphany sculptures. Check it out! Anything you see can be safely shipped direct to your home. Click “Store” above to see what we’ve got. This free form bowl is gorgeous with its stunning silver rim.

Cooking with Glass

Are you a foodie AND an art fan? This video shows how you can combine your two passions.

Michigan Made

Michigan Made

Michigan-Made is a great website that offers a wide selection of products for purchase that are all (you guessed it) made in Michigan! Our studio e heart paperweights and pen holders are also available here. http://michigan-made.com/?s=epiphany

Aventurine Adventure

Aventurine Adventure

Want to know how we get that sparkly effect in some of our pieces like this blue pen holder? This sort of glass is called “aventurine” and includes copper salts in the chemical makeup of the glass. It used to be called “goldstone” and has been thought to bring good fortune! http://houseofdaedalus.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-metaphysical-properties-of.html

CODAworx “Transformative Walls”

Did you get a chance to scroll through the online magazine by CODAworx that features “Bello Fiori?” The theme was “Transformative Walls” and April’s piece sure fits the bill. The lobby wall of St. Joe’s Hospital was literally a blank canvas before April created her bright and beautiful floral collage across it. https://flipboard.com/@codaworx/codamagazine%3A-transformative-walls-it6a307oy

Make Your Own Glass

Have you ever wanted to make your own glass, but don’t have access to chemical elements OR a 2000-degree furnace? Play this game from the Corning Museum of Glass instead. It’s *almost* the same as the real thing. 😉 http://www.cmog.org/collection/glass-innovation-center/vessels-gallery/glass-chemistry-game

Photo from www.habatat.com

Beverly Fishman Sculpture

Cranbrook Academy of Art’s own artist-in-residence, Beverly Fishman, produced these colorful pill-shaped blown glass sculptures. It’s cool to see what other glass art is being made in the area! http://www.habatat.com/artist/51-beverly-fishman

Transformation Tuesday

Transformation Tuesday

It’s Transformation Tuesday! epiphany studios has gone through a lot of transformations over the past 18 years. From developing the classic epiphany pieces to expanding into three distinct brands – studio e, epiphany, and April Wagner, the studio is constantly evolving. Thanks for following us over the years – here’s to many more!

Lilies Galore

Don’t you love this beautiful curving line of lilies on the wall at University of Michigan? These sculptures are on display as part of April’s show, “Glass Lily Garden” at the North Campus Research Complex in Ann Arbor. At the studio, the lilies are usually displayed on shelves, but here they take on a whole […]

Photo from www.pbs.org.

Here, Hear!

Guess who’s here? Nick Cave and his amazing Soundsuits, that’s who! “Here Hear” is an exhilarating exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum, and if you like color, sound, movement, texture or dancing, this is the artist for you. The show is up through October 11, and the summer will be filled with different events to […]

Independence Day!

Happy birthday, America! You’re looking swell at 229 years old! We love April’s patriotic ornaments. They’re so cheerful and celebratory!

Sparklers and More

Sparklers and More

Lots of towns are doing their fireworks display tonight… are you heading out to see a show?

The Brave, the Bold, the... Turkey?

The Brave, the Bold, the… Turkey?

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin had hoped that the turkey, which he called a “Bird of Courage” would be used as an official symbol of the nation instead of the bald eagle? That would certainly bring new meaning to Thanksgiving!

The Countdown Begins!

Countdown to the fourth of July is upon us! Let’s whet our appetite for patriotism with one of epiphany’s cool red, white and blue ornaments!