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It's an every day occurrence on steroids!!

It's an every day occurrence on steroids!!

Customer appreciation weekend takes place in mid July, this year, July 13 & 14 from 12-4pm.  After the holiday on the 4thand a time when people want to come out and talk, have some hot dogs, grilled by us, and chat it up with the owners, glassblowers, and sales staff of the studio.
Let's Talk About Mugs!

Let's Talk About Mugs!

I really try to make one-of-a-kind mugs for the gallery so that people can see all the possibilities that are available. Color is the biggest component. After that the shape of the mug and volume are determined. The handle is really important because a nice proper sized handle makes a comfortable mug. The foot or the bottom of the mug is a decision as well and having 6 or 7 different styles in the gallery makes it easy to decide.
The sometimes lonely path of the independant small business owner

What Keeps Me Awake at Night

For me, one of the things I notice that there is always a daily growth opportunity should I choose to take it.  As the owner you don’t what the day brings, but whatever it does, it’s yours to deal with.  Perhaps the toilet will break, the class will need to be cancelled due to bad weather, or the color we need for a specific job is sold out.  This wasn’t on today’s agenda, now what?  Game on! An opportunity for new growth!!

The origin of our glass succulents

The origin of our glass succulents

             Glass as a portal of expression for me is an amazing process.       Recreating something that has already been designed by nature is a...
One Amazing Man

One Amazing Man

Chris Nordin How did your father, being an entrepreneur, help you imagine, create and deal with the long road of building a business from the groun...
Dreams or Disaster?

Dreams or Disaster?

 Putting All the Eggs in Our Basket  It’s April 3rd, just three days until our 8th annual Eggstravaganza show and sale. You might think that after ...
Annual glass eggstravaganza in Dearborn, featured on WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7

Annual glass eggstravaganza in Dearborn, featured on WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7

Check out Glass Academy's feature about our annual glass eggstravaganza, on the 7 o'clock news!
Percolla Reeds-Original Products from the Glass Academy

Percolla Reeds-Original Products from the Glass Academy

Is there synergy between the much larger projects Michelle and you create for corporate and residential clients and the Glass Academy hands on experiences and products?
Glass Academy’s Campfire Experience

Glass Academy’s Campfire Experience

Glass Academy’s Campfire was made just for you! We open our studio so you can just observe while we’re making prototypes, custom designs and other projects.
Michigan Icicle

Michigan Icicle

The icicle experience was added as a Hand’s on class in 2014 and continues to be one of our top selling classes. Perfect for gift giving at the holiday season and then enjoyed as something fun to do in the winter months of January and February.
Arts as Healing

Arts as Healing

The Glass Academy is committed to using the arts as a healing modality.  We believe body, mind, and spirit are connected in every aspect of life...