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By Abby Groth on August 31, 2016
It’s not too early to start priming your home decor for the refreshing cool days of autumn! After a hot summer, it feels so great to turn off the AC, trade out your iced coffee for a warm mug, and wait for the leaves to change to their glorious colors. Our Butterscotch Pumpkins celebrate the […]
By Abby Groth on August 30, 2016
There are some great subtle colors in this pulled flower bouquet. April’s glass is often wildly vibrant, but the more reserved colors really look great when nestled all together. The light plays off them in such a smooth, effortless way.
By Abby Groth on August 29, 2016
It’s Monday and so we want you to meet the #1 of our Feline Dream Team! Shiva works remotely from home most of the time, but occasionally comes into the studio to take care of some paperwork. If you’re one of her chosen favorites, she may deign to purr around your legs, but in her […]
By Abby Groth on August 28, 2016
Back to school in Michigan is just around the corner! We’ve got a few studio e pen holders that are just perfect for any teacher or student who wants to keep their desk space organized and looking beautiful. These make great gifts, too!
By Abby Groth on August 27, 2016
My, oh my do we love this Zanfirico bowl from the 2016 collection. It’s one big celebration of color and pattern here! The Zanfiricos are part of the classic epiphany line, but this year’s colors seem more vibrant than ever before!
By Abby Groth on August 26, 2016
Introducing the newest April Wagner sculpture, “Flambeaux!” Named after the gaslight torches that lined the streets of Mardi Gras in the 1800s, this sculpture is a burst of color and flair. Currently, this piece is available through the online art marketplace Artful Home. You can check out her profile here.
By Abby Groth on August 25, 2016
Glass and light go together like peanut butter and jelly! Today’s Throwback Thursday is to one of our favorite photos of the iconic epiphany Splash Vessel. This transparent aqua is simply gorgeous with a deeper turquoise stripe spiraling out from the center.
By Abby Groth on August 24, 2016
Attention, world! Our Fall 2016 studio e Glass Pumpkin collection is official available on our web store! Each pumpkin is handblown and made right here at epiphany. These pumpkins may be small, but they are rich in color and pattern. We’re pretty sure they’re the perfect way to usher in a beautiful fall! Visit www.epiphanyglassstore.com […]
By Abby Groth on August 23, 2016
Balance is the name of the game in “4 Stars Up.” The beauty in this piece is in the way the stars appear to float on top of each other. Even though each of these glass stars is fairly lightweight, it’s still a tricky process to get them to do their acrobatics so freely!
By Abby Groth on August 22, 2016
We’re back again with our Meet the Staff series! Today we want you to Meet Paul Runde! Paul has worked with epiphany since 2011. With over 20 years of glassblowing experience, Paul knows a thing or two about the best way to engineer, fabricate, transport, and display custom glass art. You might recognize him from […]
By Abby Groth on August 21, 2016
April’s “Warp and Weft” pops off the wall like a jumble of bright ribbon. Pure white and electric red tangle together to create the warp and weft of this totally unconventional wall tapestry.
By Abby Groth on August 20, 2016
Here’s a glimpse of just a few of the lovely pumpkins we’re introducing this fall! Before we know it the leaves will be turning and the smell of pumpkin spice will be in the air… and everyone needs a charming glass pumpkin to grace their home! These will be on the web shop soon, so […]
By Abby Groth on August 19, 2016
We know you love our Throwback Thursdays, but how about we go crazy and have a little Flashback Friday!? (I know, we’re nuts.) “And the Pea” is a great piece with a fantastic title. We can just imagine the princess climbing up the layers and layers of glass mattresses and still feeling the tiny glass […]
By Abby Groth on August 18, 2016
How does a work of art go from individual glass pieces to fully developed wall mural? This time-lapse video shows the development of April’s newest piece “Evergreen” during installation. Seeing “Evergreen” start small and grow into a beautiful tree should give you an idea of the way April visualizes her art – many simple forms […]
By Abby Groth on August 17, 2016
Introducing the Petite Zanfirico! These small vessels are the mini-me to epiphany’s larger Zanfirico bowls. Although they stand a mere 7″ tall, they pack all the same punch and energy as their bigger counterparts. Perfect for nestling on a fireplace mantle or bookshelf among your other treasures.
By Abby Groth on August 16, 2016
Who watches FOX 2? Keep an eye out for some very special decor – our Michigan Humane Society decanter and glasses grace the kitchen set. These fun decanter sets can be purchased at our studio or on our web store! Click “store” above to shop.
By Abby Groth on August 15, 2016
What do you do when your glass sculpture needs a bath? Take it outside and soak that baby down! (Much easier done in the summer than our Michigan winters…)
By Abby Groth on August 14, 2016
Lighting makes all the difference with glass art! April’s new piece Evergreen is carefully spotlighted to throw beautiful shadows on the wall, magnifying the dimensionality of the piece. Concrete glass + intangible shadows = awesome composition.
By Abby Groth on August 13, 2016
This is for all you history buffs out there – archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an ancient glass factory! It’s awesome to see that the medium we still work with today has lasted so long. Read more about the discovery here.
By Abby Groth on August 12, 2016
Mark your calendars – we’re hosting flower-making sessions on October 15, which just so happens to be Sweetest Day! If you’re looking for a great date activity, look no further than making a glass bouquet with us!
By Abby Groth on August 11, 2016
So many animals have been adopted at the new Michigan Humane Society’s Detroit facility – two cats made #999 and #1000 just yesterday, in fact! And with any purchase of our glass kitties, we’ll donate part back to this fantastic organization.
By Abby Groth on August 10, 2016
We found out that today is “National Lazy Day,” but who can celebrate that holiday when there’s amazing glass art to be made? Pieces like this Blue Peaz Bowl don’t come together on their own… each pea is blown and assembled by hand to create the stunning finale.
By Abby Groth on August 9, 2016
Tuesdays might not be the most thrilling day of the week, but we bet we can make yours a little brighter with this gorgeous shot of April’s “Primary Fete.” Those colors on a fresh white wall = pure visual delight! This piece has so much pop in it!
By Abby Groth on August 8, 2016
Meet Sherri and Jerry! When we have events and open studios, we call on Sherri and Jerry, husband and wife duo extraordinaire! From sales to packing glass to chatting with our guests or clients, these folks are there for us. Their impressive knowledge about glassblowing is just another reason that they’re such a great asset […]
By Abby Groth on August 7, 2016
We’re finishing up our week of number crunching with an impressive stat… we work with our glass out of a furnace that heats up to 2,400˚ F. To put that in perspective, the surface of the sun is only a *bit* hotter at 10,000˚ F. 🙂 So basically, glassblowers are some of the toughest, hottest […]
By Abby Groth on August 6, 2016
Our studio contains one of the largest and most sophisticated glory holes in the world. The glory hole is the chamber where glass is heated as it’s being blown and manipulated. The largest dimension of our glory hole is 52,” which means we can create single pieces of glass that are just a bit smaller […]
By Abby Groth on August 5, 2016
Did you know that not all glass is created equal? The glass we use here is made up of 10 (count them!) ingredients: silica, soda ash, limestone, feldspar, lithium carbonate, sodium nitrate, zinc oxide, barium carbonate, fluorspar, and antimony oxide. You chemists out there will instantly recognize that when melted at 2000˚ this combination will […]
By Abby Groth on August 4, 2016
There are 1, 2, 3 ways to add color to glass. Rods of concentrated color can be added to clear glass after heating them in a color warmer. Frit, which is coarsely ground glass, can be added to achieve a spotted or speckled look. Lastly, finely ground colored powder can be used to layer multiple […]
By Abby Groth on August 3, 2016
In today’s installation of “Epiphany by the Numbers,” we’re counting 2 for the minimum number of glassblowers needed to create a work of art in the studio. Very few glass objects can be made by a single glassblower, that’s why this is a craft that relies on strong teamwork. Watching glassblowers work together is a […]
By Abby Groth on August 2, 2016
Count along with us this week as we share some fun facts about epiphany! We’ll begin today with big ol’ #1. We have 1 giant furnace for holding clear glass. This furnace has been going strong for about 16 years, which is quite impressive for a furnace. Eventually we will have to repair the crack […]
By Abby Groth on August 1, 2016
On this week’s edition of “Meet the Team,” we’d like you to meet Mike! When we need the handiest of handy men, we call Mike. He’s the definitive jack-of-all-trades, and assists with installations, engineering challenges, maintenance around the studio, and so much more! Thanks, Mike, for your amazing contributions to making this place run smoothly!