20 of our Blogs You Should Definitely Read

We’ve been putting out blog posts weekly since the start of quarantine back in March. We hope you’ve been enjoying and learning a lot from them. This week we just wanted to give you a rundown on some of these posts. If you haven’t read any of them yet, now is a great time to start! They’re conveniently divided up into four categories so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Just click on the titles below to read that particular post. Enjoy!

Glass & Glassblowing

April Working

Want to learn more about glass and glassblowing? These are the blogs for you! In these posts we answer some of the most common questions we get asked, give you background about glass and different process and even explain how we price our artwork. There’s a lot of  information in these posts, so please share them with anyone you know who has an interest in glassblowing!

Go back to basics with Glassblowing 101. Learn all about our studio set up, tools of the trade, basic processes and more.

A brief history of glass. Learn what glass is made of and how its creation and uses have drastically changed throughout history.

If you think glassblowing is the only way to manipulate glass, you’ll learn a lot from this post! Read about all the different types of art glass including slumping, fusing and more.

Did you know that our stuido’s large reheating chamber is acutally the largest in Michigan? Read what it’s like to work with and what we make with it!

We love the magical qualities of glass art. But you might wonder why glass is so expensive. In this blog post we explain the reasons for higher prices.

Since these are things we get asked about quite frequently, we thought it would be fun to give you the rundown on colored & specialty glass! Learn about different ways color is added to glass and specialty glass including dichroic, carnival and vaseline glass.

If you’re looking for a quick rundown of some commonly asked questions about glass, glassblowing and the studio, take a look at this post for a quick reference. 

epiphany & April Wagner

I Sing the Song
Orange & Yellow Zanfirico Bowl

Interested in learning more about epiphany studios and April Wagner? These posts give you a deep dive into our art and business so you can get to know us better.

epiphany and April Wagner are two different brands made at epipiany studios. What’s the difference between the two? Learn about what artwork falls under each brand.

You know we’re animal lovers at epiphany studios! Learn about our partnership with our favorite animal charity, Michigan Humane, and take a look at the pet and animal themed art we make. Most importantly, learn how you can support this amazing animal organization.

Read about how epiphany studios qualified to become a Certified Woman Owned Business, what it means to us and how we strive to empower women.

Have you wondered where April gets inspiration from? Read about four of her favorite artists – surprisingly, none of them are glassblowers!

All good things must come to an end. As we’re evolving in our artistic journey, we are saying goodbye to these epiphany classics. See what pieces we’re retiring and find out how you can get them before they’re gone!

Learn about our La Ruche lighting line. Based on the playful gathering and folding of fabrics, with a nod to the organic, layered beauty of a beehive.

Advice for Artists & Creative Business Owners

team epiphany!

If you’re a student, trying to figure out how to start an artistic career or are running a creative business, these are the posts for you. Filled with information, resources, guidance and our own experiences.

In September 2019, we successfully raised money for our studio expansion through a Kickstarter campaign. In this post we share the ins-and outs of planning for and running a successful Kickstarter campaign for artists to help bring your creative dreams to life!

Is art school worth your time and money? Or is there another route to becoming a successful artist? Find out what will work best for you.

You’re an art school graduate – congratulations! What now? Find out if becoming a full time artist will work for you or if you should take another route.

Living in the digital age, having an online presence is extremely important. But it’s not enough to just exist on the internet; you need to consider your online image and develop it as part of your brand. Websites for artists are especially important because their work is visual. In this post we give you some advice on how to create your own website to grow your digital presence.

General Art Inormation

These two posts will give you some general information about artists and galleries that doesn’t necessarily strictly apply to glassblowing. 

Commissioning art might seem like a daunting or unobtainable goal. So we broke down the process for you in this simple guide! Read all about how to work with an artist to bring your artistic dreams into reality.

What are seconds? What makes them different from gallery quality glass? Learn all about how we differentiate the two and how we build our seconds inventory.

Hope you enjoy this compilation of blog posts and that you learn something new! Be the first to read our latest posts by subscribing to our newsletter or following us on Facebook and Instagram. And don’t forget to please share with anybody you think will find these posts info – we put a lot of time and hard work into creating quality content for you to enjoy. 

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