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Welcome, Fall!

Welcome, Fall!

It’s the last day of August, which means fall is just around the corner. Soon we’ll be harvesting fall fruits and veggies. These beautiful gourds that Aprils created for the Stand in Birmingham are a foretaste of what’s to come!

Ultra Violet Craziness!

Ultra Violet Craziness!

These photos show just how dynamic glass art can be when it’s hung on a plain wall with some dramatic lighting. The shadows created by the twisting arms of “Ultra Violet” make the piece seem so much larger than it is and add extra energy to the already wild form!

3 Light Opal Chandelier

3 Light Opal Chandelier

April’s Opal Chandelier is a beautiful mix of contemporary colors and forms. The blues and aquas are punctuated with hints of gold and just the slightest touch of purple. This photo shows off how well the light matches the resident’s beautiful rug, too. One of April’s strengths as an artist is assessing the current space […]

Be a Glassblower!

Be a Glassblower!

Did you know that you can come into the studio to make your very own sculpted glass flower? Our studio assistant, Ally, will work with you to make a completely unique flower. This is a really cool experience that allows you to get a taste of what it’s like to make glass art! Call the […]

Throwback Thursday (Stripe Edition)

Throwback Thursday (Stripe Edition)

You know what time it is… Throwback Thursday! Today we’re looking fondly upon the striped splashes of yesteryear. The stripes applied to the outside of these vessels emphasize their curvaceous form. Not to mention, they look super spiffy!

Women's Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day

Happy Women’s Equality Day! This special day was passed by Congress in 1971 to commemorate the passing of the 19th amendment on August 26, 1920 which granted women the right to vote. We are a studio owned and managed by women, so of course we’re in full support of this holiday!

You can still help the MHS!

You can still help the MHS!

We’re still donating a portion of proceeds from any studio e animal item to the Michigan Humane Society! If you haven’t gotten around to ordering your favorite little kitty or pup, call us to make an appointment to stop by the studio! Many MHS items are also available through our web store under the tab […]

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

Epiphany’s rainbow paperweights have always been popular. And why not? The range of color in these small objects is simply amazing.

Photo by Sean Deckert

Diamond Bloom

We love how the glass fins on artist Curtis Pittman’s “Diamond Bloom” reflect the light at different times of the day in Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s crazy how this simple material can do so much and be manipulated in so many ways! (That must be why we love it so much.) https://www.codaworx.com/project/diamond-bloom-scottsdale-public-art

Photo from Modeldmedia.com

Banglatown Happening

Food? Art? Food AND art coming together for one big delicious installation? We’re all in. “Banglatown” is a Detroit neighborhood known for its large population of residents from Bangladesh as well as its thriving arts community. This event invites you to join artists for a full-sensory introduction (yes, more than just taste and smell!) to […]

Still Life with Two Plums

Artists Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick created this gigantic bowl of glass fruit, “Still Life with Two Plums.” It’s bold, colorful, and reminiscent of the Michigan fruit we love. How ‘bout THEM apples??

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

“What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” – John Updike This studio is our breathing space, where epiphany creations are inspired and produced.

Summer Saturn

Summer is a great time for dinner parties on the patio. Make the most of yours by serving a great wine and presenting it in a great decanter! This Saturn decanter is pure class with its simple shape. And that planetary ring does more than look nice – it provides another surface on the interior […]

Velo

Velo

We don’t want to think about it, but the end of summer is looming out there. The long days and endless nights are just so great, and April’s “Velo” seems like it’s made out of Michigan sunsets.

Virtual Lily Tour

If you don’t get a chance to stop by the University of Michigan to see April’s “Glass Lily Garden” show, you can take the virtual tour here! video of show

Cool Blues

Cool Blues

“Agave Sketch” is perfect for a weekend at the lake. Look at that beautiful blue splash!

A Quick How-To in Glassblowing

A Quick How-To in Glassblowing

When you see a piece of blown glass that has a beautiful even stripe pattern on it, chances are it was made in a fashion similar to this! You need even spinning of the rod and a thin string of glass applied around the blown glass. This is why glassblowing is a team effort – […]

#CalmYourselfIn4Words

#CalmYourselfIn4Words

We noticed that #CalmYourselfIn4Words was trending on Twitter a few days ago… What would your 4 words be? We’re thinking “Lose Yourself In Color.” This detail shot of April’s Candy Shop Chandelier does the trick for us! Go to April Wagner projects > Lighting in the tab above to learn more about this project!

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Time for a little throwback because it’s Thursday, of course! The green and cobalt in this Old School vessel are just divine. And that pop of pink on the rim? Ow, ow!

Interested in Glass Classes?

We get a lot of inquires about glassblowing classes, and while we do not offer traditional classes here at epiphany, our friends at Michigan Hot Glass are well-equipped to show you the ropes of glassblowing! Their classes are perfect for beginners as well as those with some experience. http://www.michiganhotglass.com/classes/

Dale Chihuly, "Crystal Blue and Amber Tower," University Medical Center, photo by John D'Addario

Glass Art Galore

The University Medical Center in New Orleans can boast two new glass art pieces – both totally different from each other. Ray King’s “River Spirit” features geometric planes of glass suspended from the ceiling while Dale Chihuly’s “Crystal Blue and Amber Tower” is installed in a reflecting pool allowing each curving piece of glass to […]

More Great Art at U of M’s NCRC

The closing reception of April’s show “Glass Lily Garden” on September 9 will also celebrate other works on display this summer at University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Center. These include selections from the N’Namdi Collection, such as pieces by Alvin D. Loving, Charles McGee and Gilda Snowden in a show entitled “Abstract View: Detroit.” […]

Glass Lily Garden

We’re excited to be featured by the University of Michigan’s STAMPS School of Art and Design. There’s still time to go see April’s show “Glass Lily Garden” at the North Campus Research Center in Ann Arbor! http://stamps.umich.edu/news/ncrc_art_presents_glass_lily_garden_by_april_wagner

Great Gift Idea

Great Gift Idea

Our studio e heart paperweights make the perfect wedding gift. What better way to show a great couple that you love them than by giving them the gift of art?

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

It’s a fabulous Friday here in Michigan! Let’s celebrate with this completely breathtaking piece, “Current Leaves.” Over 200 individual pieces are suspended together to create one unified work. “Current Leaves” lives at the Midwest Medical Center in Dearborn.

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Time for a little Throwback Thursday! This cool blue frosted nest brings just the right amount of icy chill to a warm August day. These frosted nests are also called Serocco Nests. The frosted finish is added after the glass is done cooling.

New Items in our Shop!

New Items in our Shop!

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) we added a bunch of new pieces to our web store. Now you can have your own epiphany glass art even if you’re one of our more faraway friends. Click “Store” above to shop!

Paw Print Decanters Still Available

Paw Print Decanters Still Available

We had a great time at the Pawte Cuisine with the Michigan Humane Society last week. We still have some paw print decanters with matching glasses available for sale. Call the studio or send us a message if you’re interested!

FOX 2 - Home of epiphany glass!

FOX 2 – Home of epiphany glass!

We might not have caught these newscasters with the most serious expressions on their faces, but we’re pretty pumped about that beautiful aqua epiphany free form on the set of FOX 2 Detroit! Awesome!

International Friendship Day

International Friendship Day

Today is International Friendship Day! We are thankful for your friendship, whether you’ve attended one of our open studios, bought an epiphany glass artwork, or kept up with us on social media. Today we celebrate you!

Photo from website linked below.

Nature Inspiration

We can’t believe it’s August already! Let’s start the month out with something fun – these flowers become totally clear when exposed to water. April gets a lot of inspiration from nature and we think these blooms will inspire you too! http://www.boredpanda.com/skeleton-flower-clear-see-through-rain-wet-diphylleia-grayi/