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Pink Pumpkin

Pink Pumpkin

What a cutie! This little pink pumpkin is quite the charmer. With its curly-Q stem and deep folds, there’s a lot of talented glass blowing packed into a small piece.

Goodbye Summer...

Goodbye Summer…

It’s felt like fall for a while now, but today is the official last day of summer! So goodbye to weekends on the water, laying out in the sun, melting ice cream cones and nights on the patio. And hellooooo cozy scarves, falling leaves, trick-or-treating and pumpkin-flavored everything. And then… winter… Let’s stay in the […]

Have your holiday party at epiphany!

Have your holiday party at epiphany!

We’re hosting a little party at the studio tonight, where each guest will be making their own glass piece. Sounds like fun, right? We’ve still got openings for holiday parties this season, so if you’re looking for a unique and truly unforgettable evening for your employees, friends or family, contact us for more information! The […]

True Blue

True Blue

A blue pumpkin certainly makes a statement! There’s just something about cobalt blue glass that people can’t get enough of. The color is so deep and rich and pure. Plant this pumpkin in a spot with lots of light and watch it glow. 🙂

Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising

The fall leaves in our neck of the woods are looking pretty darn beautiful right about now, not to mention the fantastic sunsets we’ve been having lately. For this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday, we present “Phoenix,” a beautiful sculpture that uses the fiery colors of fall.

Tornado Decanter Set

Tornado Decanter Set

Our Tornado decanters were definitely the star of the show at the Detroit International Wine Auction last Saturday. Now that we have matching stemless glasses to go along with this dynamic and beautiful decanter, the whole set is irresistible! Each glass features a subtle s-shape on the bottom of the glass that mimics the interior […]

Pumpkin Perfection

Pumpkin Perfection

This pumpkin is perfect for the moody fall days we’ve been having lately. The amber glass is rich and elegant, topped by a frosty white stem. This guy sells for $55, call us at 248-745-3786 it up quick!

Photo from thisiscolossal.com, story by Christopher Jobson

Ceiling Surprises

April has done a lot of projects that hang from the ceiling and it’s interesting to see how other artists tackle this design problem. Here’s a really cool solution displayed at the Habitare Design Fair in Helsinki, Finland. See more here!

Pumpkin Shortage

Pumpkin Shortage

Alert! Did you know that there may be a severe shortage of canned pumpkin at the grocery stores this year? Illinois is the largest producer of pumpkins in the USA and they had too much rain this summer, wiping out much of their crop. So stock up, because once it’s gone, it’s gone, and then […]

DIWA 2015

DIWA 2015

Today is the Detroit International Wine Auction to benefit the College for Creative Studies! You can play along at home by using the mobile bidding website Greater Giving. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing an epiphany decanter set, this is the perfect opportunity to make your purchase count for even more since part of all […]

Contemporary Chandelier

This summer, April made an amazing new light fixture for a home in the Hamptons. Actually, “light fixture” doesn’t do this incredible piece justice. Individually blown glass bulbs hang over 45 feet in the center of a sweeping spiral staircase. April worked with the architect Campion Platt on this project, and his video overviewing the […]

Throwback Time!

Throwback Time!

It’s our favorite time of week – Throwback Thursday! For those who know April’s work, you’re used to seeing explosions of bright color. It’s what we love about her style. But this small piece, “2 Violet Berries” has a quiet intimacy that’s so lovely. The two “que” curls nestled together result in a harmonious composition.

Blue Pumpkin

Blue Pumpkin

This little blue pumpkin is so charming! We can imagine it offering a bit of a surprise to your desk or windowsill. At only $40, this blue pumpkin is also perfect for a “just because” gift. Call the studio at 248-745-3786 to reserve it today!

Photo from the Corning Museum of Art website.

Red Arthropod

This piece by glass artist Madeline Rile Smith is totally kooky and dynamic! Glass is such a cool medium that can result in an incredible array of forms. http://www.cmog.org/library/red-arthropod-picture

Hearts Galore!

Hearts Galore!

We love our heart paperweights from the studio e line… they make great gifts, they’re bright and colorful, and they add a unique touch to your desk space. You’ll definitely want to keep these in mind as the holiday season approaches!

Adopt a Shelter Dog

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! What better way to prep for the cold winter months than to adopt a furry pup who can snuggle with you to keep you warm? Not to mention the warmth he or she will bring to your heart!! As we continue our partnership with the Michigan Humane Society, […]

DIY Sugar Skulls at the DIA

DIY Sugar Skulls at the DIA

Throughout the month of October, you can make these fun sugar skulls at the DIA! Sugar skulls have been part of the Mexican Day of the Dead preparations since the 18th century and are made to honor the soul of the deceased. These drop-in workshops are held from 12-4, so put it on your schedule […]

Pumpkin of the Day

This emerald green pumpkin with an aventurine gold stem is such a chic color combination. This gorgeous piece can be yours for $55. Call us at 248-745-3786 if you’re interested!

Meet Ness!

Meet Ness!

Say it with me: Throwback Thursday! This is a fun one. “Ness” is crazy and dynamic. With its swooping, curving shape, we can definitely see the legendary Scottish creature emerging from the waves for a split-second appearance!

Kudos for CARE House!

Congratulations to CARE House for a successful fundraiser last Saturday! We are proud to partner with such an organization that does such important work in our community. If you are looking for ways to give back to our city, consider supporting the prevention of child abuse by donating to CARE House. http://www.carehouse.org

Silvering in Action

If you’re wondering how we get gold and silver leaf (which is extreeeeemely fragile) onto our new decanters, check out this video!

Drum Roll Please...

Drum Roll Please…

For those of you who were guessing along with us as we released clues about our latest project, the answer is HERE! We’ve been making these fantastic decanters that are embellished with gold and silver leaf. The design is a striking contrast from other epiphany decanters with their unique, contemporary look. Each decanter will be […]

Pink & Purple Pumpkin

Pink & Purple Pumpkin

Don’t you love our alliterative title? This little beauty is perfect for the color-lover in your life. The lilac and pink on this pumpkin is just WOW! Only $40 for this one, call us at 248-745-3786 if you’d like to purchase!

Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art

Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art

April is a proud member of the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art auxiliary at the DIA. The FMCA is a great group for anyone who loves the fantastically diverse array of what we call modern art. As a member of the auxiliary, you get access to some of the coolest events offered at the […]

It's the Time of the Year for Pumpkins!

It’s the Time of the Year for Pumpkins!

It’s a TGIF kinda day for sure! We’re celebrating October with our beautiful handblown pumpkins. Each pumpkin we post this month is available for purchase at our studio. If you’re interested, give us a call at 248-745-3786! This pumpkin is just gorgeous – a photo can’t do it justice! The blues and greens meld together […]

Image from carehouse.org

CARE Night this Saturday

This Saturday, we will be teaming up with CARE House to raise funds for their critical mission of preventing child abuse and helping victims and their families. April’s artwork will grace each table at the gala, with partial proceeds from each sold piece going right back to CARE House. If you’re looking for a way […]