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Hello, Butterscotch Pumpkin

Hello, Butterscotch Pumpkin

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 […]

Spotlight on Pulled Flowers

Spotlight on Pulled Flowers

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.

Meet Shiva!

Meet Shiva!

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 […]

Back 2 School

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!

Color Happy

Color Happy

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!

Flambeaux

Flambeaux

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.

The Perfect Pairing

The Perfect Pairing

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.

Pumpkins are Here!

Pumpkins are Here!

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 […]

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

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!

Meet Paul!

Meet Paul!

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 […]

Glass as Thread

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.

Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek

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 […]

The Princess...

The Princess…

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 […]

Evergreen Magic

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 […]

Say Hello to our Little Friend

Say Hello to our Little Friend

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.

Kitchen Accoutrements

Kitchen Accoutrements

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.

Splish, Splash, I was takin' a bath...

Splish, Splash, I was takin’ a bath…

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…)

Lighting as Material

Lighting as Material

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.

Credit: Assaf Peretz, courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority. Via www.livescience.com.

Oldest Known Glass Factory Discovered!

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.

Save the Date

Save the Date

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!

1,000 Forever Homes

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.

National WHAT Day??

National WHAT Day??

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.

POP Art!

POP Art!

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!

Meet Sherri and Jerry!

Meet Sherri and Jerry!

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 […]

2,400 Degrees

2,400 Degrees

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 […]

52" Diameter

52″ Diameter

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 […]

10 Ingredients

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 […]

3 Forms of Color

3 Forms of Color

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 […]

2 Glassblowers

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 […]

Count with Us

Count with Us

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 […]

Meet Mike!

Meet Mike!

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!