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Glassblowing FAQs

Glassblowing is a fascinating and mysterious art. We get asked a lot of questions on social media and in person so we thought we would create this resource to answer some of your Glassblowing FAQs. It’s divided up by section to help you find what you’re looking for. If you have any other questions, please leave them …

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April’s Favorite Artists

April’s artwork has evolved quite a bit over the years, as any artist’s work does. As she finds inspiration from different places, this has an effect on the art she creates. Today we thought it would be fun to take a look at four of April’s favorite artists. Surprisingly, none of these artists are glassblowers! Richard Devore …

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How to Commission Artwork

Have you ever had a vision for an amazing piece of artwork for your home or office but just haven’t known how to make that vision a reality? Commissioning artwork is a great way to get the perfect piece that is totally unique and made just for you! However, it can also seem like an intimidating and expensive …

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Why is Glass so Expensive?

We get asked this question often – Why is glass so expensive?  When we post images of artwork for sale online some people experience sticker shock. Today we’re going to deep dive in what going into making glass and how we price our art. Training Glassblowing is HARD! People frequently comment on our videos to …

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The Large Reheating Chamber requires an amazing team to work together!

Our Large Reheating Chamber

Now that we’re back in the studio blowing glass, we’ve decided to go big or go back home. This week we got to work with our large reheating chamber. We don’t get to use this beast very often, so we thought it was a great time to fill you in on when we use it …

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Our Metallic Splash Bowls make a great gift for Dads or Grads

Gifts for Dads & Grads

It’s already June! In Michigan, we’ve had beautiful sunny days and hot weather which makes working in the hot shop even hotter, but we still love making our work! In spite of all the upheaval of late we still have things to celebrate – students have graduated and Father’s Day is just a week away. …

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Firsts vs Seconds

What are Seconds?

We’re super excited to finally have you back to the studio after this long quarantine. This weekend we are inviting you to our Seconds in the Garden event, Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 3pm. We’re rolling our freshly stocked seconds carts outside for you to shop. Full of juicy, fun new pieces no one has seen …

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Art in the Garden

With the weather (finally) warming up and restrictions being slowly lifted in Michigan, we are taking things outside. Art doesn’t have to be enjoyed only indoors. We love to take our glass outdoors and mix it into nature, the sun, the sparkle, the organic shapes everywhere.  Here are some of our ideas on how to …

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