The 8th annual “Glass Eggstravaganza” starts April 6th and 7th at Dearborn’s Glass Academy (25331 Trowbridge, Dearborn, MI 48124) from 10am to 5pm both days. This show spotlights our signature spring glass creations for purchase—including the decorative glass birds known as Glassy Chicks; our signature striped, spotted, and speckled glass eggs; and our classic Nest Bowls. All glassware is available for purchase, and special commissions will be accepted all weekend during the show. Free live glassblowing demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day, making this a family friendly, date friendly, and educational show. Free street parking will be available all weekend.
Every year, the Glass Academy features a decorative spring-themed environment, making the gallery feel like an adult-styled egg hunt with colorful, handcrafted glass eggs, chicks, and nest bowls on display. “Our Glass Eggstravaganza is getting a reputation as a fun-loving egg hunt for adults because of the unique setting we stage it in,” explains Michelle Plucinsky, the co-creator of the Glass Academy. “Just when you think you’ve seen every egg style in the gallery, you’ll see another one or two calling out to you to take it home in your own personal Easter basket!”
“The fact that you can shop from these interesting, colorful displays makes the shopping experience fun for adults,” says Lenora Sheeran, display artist. “The work is museum-quality glassware and the live demonstrations allow you to understand the process of glassblowing, what techniques and passion went into making the glassware displayed in the gallery. My personal favorites are the Glassy Chicks that watch from the ledges in the gallery with wide open eyes and bright spring colors. They are just adorable!”
Educational live glassblowing demonstrations take place during the opening show weekend from 10am to 5pm. Special commission are accepted and encouraged. “These special commissions are crowd favorites, where our customers get to design their own colors in our spring line and we make their designs in glass come to life with our talented craftsmen,” says Chris Nordin, co-owner of the Glass Academy. “This is the fun part where families will stay for hours to enjoy the demonstrations and learn something new, then purchase a souvenir of handcrafted glass from the gallery as a family keepsake.”
Prices start at $29 for the smaller eggs, with Glass Chicks starting at $89. The gallery is host to other glass products with seasonal appeal, including pumpkins, ornaments, and the Michigan Pine™, a studio master-designed product from artist Chris Nordin.
“Glass Eggstravaganza” runs thru April 21st featuring the spring product line of Glassy Chicks, Nest Bowls, and glass eggs. (demonstrations and custom orders only April 6&7) The Glass Academy gallery is open 11am to 4pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am to 4pm Saturday, featuring all handmade glassware made at the Dearborn studio.
About the Glass Academy
The Glass Academy is a 14,000-square-foot working studio that features a 2,000-square-foot gallery with handmade glass products on display, including beer mugs, ornaments and additional original designs from master artists Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin. During the evenings, the space is used for classes, private events, and tours that educate and demonstrate the glass arts. Free street parking is always available.