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Twisted Leaves

Twisted Leaves

It’s just about time to deck the halls! These twisted leaf ornaments are the perfect addition to your Christmas tree or holiday décor. A vibrant array of colors means there’s the right ornament for everyone! Available for purchase through our web store or at our open studio next weekend!

Throwback Time

Throwback Time

We haven’t had a throwback in a while, and even though it’s Sunday, let’s talk a walk down memory lane… “Study in Red and Gold” is a small sculpture that embraces the colors of fall. Our trees may be mostly bare now, but we still have the memories of their fiery colors!

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

It’s Small Business Saturday! We are lucky to have a great community in which to live and work. Think local this holiday season – search for artisans and business owners of your city and give them your patronage! We’ve got a lot of great art for you this year – just check out our web […]

Black Friday

Black Friday

Ay yi yi, it’s Black Friday! Whether you’re out braving the crowds or hiding safely at home, we hope you are enjoying the start to the holiday season. If online shopping is more your style, hit up the epiphany web store. We’ve got everything from Michigan Humane Society gifts and our famous paperweights to beautiful […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we are thankful for YOU! Small businesses can’t survive without the sustained and dedicated commitment of their communities and patrons. If you’ve purchased a piece of glass art, attended our open studio, or even “liked” us on Facebook, you’ve been part of the big epiphany family! From our studio to yours – Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful for MHS

Thankful for MHS

As we gear up for the big turkey day tomorrow, we have to *paws * to give thanks for the Michigan Humane Society! April’s kitty Shiva hails from the MHS, as do the pets of some of our employees. To say a big “Thank you” to this organization who saves the lives of thousands of […]

We are Thankful!

We are Thankful!

Today we’re thankful for our beautiful, nay, HOT, furnaces! These babies are the engine that makes our studio purr. At 2000 degrees, they make nice hand-warmers during the winter months, too. 😉

Flower-making at epiphany

Flower-making at epiphany

We had a fabulous event here at the studio last night! Each of our guests made a colorful glass flower to give them a taste of what our glassblowers do every day. If you’d like to make a glass flower with us, come to our open studio event the first weekend in December! We’ll have […]

Film still from Susan Campbell's film, "Detroit Weather: 365 Days."

Detroit Weather: 365 Days

Tomorrow, the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art will be showing artist Susan Campbell’s film “Detroit Weather: 365 Days” at their Patron’s Coffee event. Campbell recorded the weather in Detroit for a full year using cameras attached to the roofs of Detroit buildings. The results are spectacular and dynamic. If you’re looking for a way […]

Novi Pet Expo

Novi Pet Expo

The Novi Pet Expo is this weekend, starting on Friday, Nov. 20! Our friends at the Michigan Humane Society will be there and if you bring a donation of pet food or supplies, you can get $2 off your admission. This is such a fun, family-friendly event with lots of animals, too. If you’re a […]

Third Thursday

Third Thursday in Detroit is this week! If you haven’t checked out the amazing art our city has to offer, Third Thursday is the time to do it. Galleries throughout the city are open in the evening, often with special performances, exhibitions, demos and more. Art Detroit Now has the lineup for this week’s openings!

New Ornaments!

New Ornaments!

Remember those secret projects we were talking about a few days ago? Drum roll, please….we now have some awesome icicle ornaments available for the holiday season! These fun pieces come in 10 different colors, each wrapped with a frosty white twist. Get them on our web store or call us at 248-745-3786! We have a […]

30 Americans at DIA

30 Americans at DIA

Have you seen the 30 Americans show at the DIA? The show features African-American contemporary artists from the Rubell Family Collection. It’s a stunner, to say the least. Here are a few highlights, according to DIA curator Valerie Mercer. #30PlusUs Find Mercer’s top hits here.

Lovin' at epiphany

Lovin’ at epiphany

Hearts on hearts on hearts. Find these great paperweights on our web store!

Instagram Goodness!

Instagram Goodness!

Did you know that we’re on Instagram? Follow us at @epiphanyglass to see pictures that we don’t post anywhere else! Check us out here!

Rose Window

Rose Window

Throwback time! “Rose window” is a tangle of color and joyful expression! We think this really epitomizes April’s work – varied, organic form married with a meticulous eye for the perfect hues!

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day! Did you know that Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, one year after the end of WWI? Now we observe Veterans Day to honor all veterans, whether serving in war or peacetime. Many, many thanks for your dedication and service to our country.

Busy Studio Days

Busy Studio Days

We have a ton of fun projects in the works here at the studio. Getting ready for our Holiday Show always means lots of new hand-blown and sculpted glass! Some pieces are still under wraps, but in the meantime, enjoy this gorgeous nest vase in a bright cobalt color!

Tornado in Action

Tornado in Action

How great do our tornado decanters look when filled with a lovely red wine? The spiral on the inside of the tornado looks beautiful, but also serves to aerate your wine as your pour. The more surface area of glass the wine hits, the better aeration you get! Cheers!

Give Back to the MHS!

Give Back to the MHS!

Our line of pet-themed glass art is available on our web store. Even when you buy online, a portion of the proceeds benefit the Michigan Humane Society. This cause is near and dear to our hearts – several of us have adopted fur children from MHS! So if you need a little somethin’ somethin’ for […]

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Optical Illusions

The possibilities of glass continue to surprise us. We like the color and illusionistic quality of these “optical float paintings” by Wilifred Grootens. There’s always something new happening, even with a medium as old as glass! Check it out here!

Mini Nest Vases

Mini Nest Vases

Happy Friday, everyone! This nest vase is such an exuberant color. We love the way the clear glass embellishments set off the burst of gold. These mini nests are new for the holiday season and come in a variety of colors and shapes. Check them out on our webstore: http://www.epiphanyglassstore.com/epiphany-glass_c_15.html

Shooting Star

Shooting Star

Throwback Thursday time! This week’s “Shooting Star” is a stunning node of orange-gold surrounded by an explosion of deep blues and purples. If you’ve ever seen a shooting star, you know how special they are. This glass piece is just as unique and reminds us of the beauties in a clear night’s sky.

First Frost!

First Frost!

Attention Flint residents! We are coming to YOU this weekend for the First Frost Art Fair at the Flint Institute of Arts. We’ll have a lot of beautiful gift items available, plus an afternoon at the museum is a wonderful way to spend the early holiday weekends. More info can be found at: http://www.flintarts.org/support/events/artfairs.html

Flower Making at epiphany

Flower Making at epiphany

Our studio assistant Chris helps a guest make their own glass flower. This is a cool experience that requires NO glassblowing experience! It gives you a taste of what our artists do every day. We have openings for flower-making at our Holiday Open Studio, which is right around the corner! December 4, 5 & 6! […]

Purple-licious Pumpkin

Purple-licious Pumpkin

Halloween might be over, but pumpkin season is still with us! This purple pumpkin is quite the beauty. Too bad real pumpkins don’t come in such glamorous hues!

Gonzo

Gonzo

Did you remember to turn your clocks back this morning? That extra hour of sleep is So. Great. Plus it gives you an extra hour to admire April’s wild and colorful sculpture, “Gonzo.” This piece lives at the Four Seasons Resort in Vail, Colorado. The bright colors are just the thing to keep us warm […]