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Cool Hues

Cool Hues

Moonlight Lily has to be one of our favorites. (Although who can really choose?) The cool colors are so calming, and then a little pop of rose is a fun surprise.

Stellar Studio

Stellar Studio

Did you know that epiphany’s studio was built by the same person who designed and built the studios of Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, Steuben and the Corning Museum? Pretty awesome! It’s great to have world-class facilities at your fingertips.

Image from michiganhumane.org

MHS Mega Marches

All across the Detroit metro area, people are raising funds for the various Mega Marches in September! If you’re interested in joining up with these fun events, check out the Michigan Humane Society’s page for more information.

Throwin' it Back

Throwin’ it Back

There’s nothing more Throwback Thursday worthy than a bunch of hot Old Schools! We don’t blame you if you’re drooling now.

Summertime

Summertime

As July winds down, it seems like summer is fading way too quickly. Even if you’re not a fan of seafood, April’s “Summer” panel for her Four Seasons series at the Stand Gastro Bistro exudes the laid-back ambiance of a warm evening by the shoreline.

Summer Second Sale!

Summer Second Sale!

Tornado decanter: $360. Tornado decanter of second quality: $180. TWO decanters of second quality: Buy one get one half off! The joy of seeing a beautiful and functional piece of art in your own home? Priceless. And the BOGO applies to all seconds in the studio! Shop our Summer Second Sale this Wednesday and Thursday, […]

Meet Mary!

Meet Mary!

It’s Monday, so we’re continuing our “Meet the Team” series. Today, we’d like you to meet Mary! Where would we be without the guiding light of our studio manager? We’d be in rough shape, that’s for sure. Mary runs this place like a boss, taking on everything from accounting to client relationships to events. Mary […]

1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila...

1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila…

Last week was National Ice Cream Day, but this week is a little bit more of a grown up holiday. It’s National Tequila Day! We get a lot of requests for tequila when we show off our liquor decanter sets at events. This beautiful gold set (made with real 23k gold!) is oh-so-classy.

Red + Blue = ?

Let’s play a game to see if you’re a glass expert! True or false? Mixing blue and red glass frit will give you purple glass if you put the furnace at the hottest temperature possible.

Check us out on YouTube!

We’ve been adding videos to our YouTube page recently. There are some pretty awesome shots of glassblowing in action here, so be sure to check it out! You can even subscribe to our channel if you want to stay in on the excitement.

Our paperweights are just right!

Sometimes it’s nice to have a few fun items on hand for that tricky moment when you need a last minute-hostess or birthday gift. Our flower paperweights are perfect for pretty much any occasion and they come in pretty much any color!

Image from Cause Collective

Truth Booth

The Truth Booth is a very cool art project organized by artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, Will Sylvester and Hank Willis Thomas. Inside the inflatable speech bubble, visitors are asked to fill in the blank: “The truth is _____.” Responses are recorded on video and the wide array of answers is pretty eye-opening. The Truth […]

Weekends on the Lake

Weekends on the Lake

It’s that time of year where everyone heads Up North for the weekends. April celebrated the Michiganders’ love for water and lakeside living in this “Lake Michigan Chandelier.”

Meet Chris!

Meet Chris!

Every Monday for the next few weeks we’re going to introduce you to one of our team here at epiphany. First up, meet Chris! An alum of the College for Creative Studies, Chris studied Animation and Digital Media but soon fell in love with glassblowing and never looked back. He’s a rockstar in the studio, […]

Delicious!

Delicious!

It gets pretty hot in the glass shop this time of year. Good thing it’s National Ice Cream Day! Go out and get yourself a cone or two. What’s your favorite flavor?

Nest Vase Love

Nest Vase Love

We’re just over the moon for these little nest vases. Picking a favorite is nearly impossible…

#ColorLove

#ColorLove

We hope your Saturday is as carefree and relaxing as the calming colors in Violet Aqua Water Wall. Sparkly aquas + sea greens + deep purples = yes.

Christmas in July

Throwback Thursday, “Christmas in July” edition! If you’ve ever wondered how April gets that perfect spiral on the Vivid Icicle ornaments, follow the link to our Facebook to see the mystery is revealed! Click here to see the Vivid Icicles being made!

Blingholder

Blingholder

A heart ringholder is the perfect “just because” gift. Keep it by the kitchen sink or bedside table so you never lose your favorite jewelry!

Blast from the (Recent) Past

Blast from the (Recent) Past

Spring studio this year was a blast! We got some awesome photos from Detroit photographer Sebastian Sullen of our open studio and are having fun reliving the memories.

Physics is a Glassblower’s Friend

Using centripetal force is one of the best ways to change the shape of hot glass quickly and evenly! Then a steel rod becomes an extension of April’s hand as she shapes the piece further. Check out the video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BBVY02Xn7-j/?taken-by=epiphanyglass

Photo by Eric Dutro

Sitting Pretties

“Prepare to be Blown Away!” We love this title! Thanks to Allison Rosbury and My City Magazine for a fantastic feature on April. Read the story here!

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Do you know what this is? No, it’s not a pile of crushed ice… it’s our leftover clear glass! Whenever April blows glass, there are little pieces that get trimmed along the way. We throw these clear bits in a bin to cool down. We can recycle clear glass a few times before it loses […]

Catchin' a few ZZZ's...

Catchin’ a few ZZZ’s…

All work and no play makes Brahma a sleepy kitty. Happy Friday, everyone!

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

We haven’t done one of these in a while… it’s Throwback Thursday! “Floating Bubbles” graces the wall at the Hideout Restaurant in Hollwood, California. With its expansive size and dramatic lighting, we can imagine a great many selfies are taken up against this backdrop.

Go, go, go FIA!

“This project is a gamechanger for us.” We echo the Flint Institute of Art’s director John Henry’s sentiments. We are happy to cheer on the Flint Institute of Arts as they break ground on their own hot shop! Very excited to see this fantastic museum invest in artmaking. Read on here.

Transformation Tuesday

Transformation Tuesday

Today is “Transformation Tuesday.” Can you believe that something so sparkly, clear and beautiful starts out as a simple mix of powdered minerals? Add a little color and a whole lotta talent and voila!

Flower? Or Firework?

Flower? Or Firework?

We usually call these sculptures “lilies” but they could just as easily be fireworks for the 4th of July! We hope everyone is having a safe and fun holiday!

Gettin’ ready for the 4th!

Our patriotic ornaments make a great statement throughout the summer. The bright colors and simple patterns are perfect for hanging in a brightly lit room – then add it to your Christmas tree in December!

Patriotic Ornaments

The holiday weekend is upon us! April created a line of patriotic ornaments that are perfect to hang in your window. The little stars are called “murrine” and start out as a cylinder of cane that is sliced into tiny discs. Then the cross-section of a star is revealed and placed onto the hot glass […]

Busy Bees at epiphany

Busy Bees at epiphany

Happy half birthday to the year 2016! What’s that saying… “Time flies when you’re having fun!” With a lot of projects on the horizon, this year is speeding along. We love being busy, though!