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In a cold steel warehouse in Southwest Detroit, Artists Chris Nordin and Michelle Plucinsky founded an amazing company know as Furnace Hot Glass Works. Over the years, this studio evolved into FURNACE Design Studio, one of Metro Detroit’s most renowned glass studios, producing work for a worldwide clientele with a focus on highly crafted glass manufacturing.
In June 2005, FURNACE Design Studio moved into its current 14,000 square foot facility, which formerly housed a machine shop. It took the company a year and half to renovate the new space and get all the equipment ready for action. The current facility houses a small gallery, grinding room, sandblasting area, metal shop, conference room, and ample space to put together the large projects requested by companies and individuals.
Along with the new facility, The Glass Academy was started as a way to pass on and share the art of glass with the community. The Glass Academy opens it doors many times a year for community events such as Michigan Glass Month, the Glass Pumpkin Fest, and the Holiday Bazaar.