Welcome to the Glass Academy!

Community ~ Education ~ Inspiration

The Glass Academy is a family-owned, community-oriented glass art experience destination. We are dedicated to educating the global public about the wonders of glass, sharing life-long memories through creativity and exploration, and producing the highest quality American-crafted glass products.

We blow glass weekly on a LIVE Youtube show, sell our high quality glass online, and offer classes so YOU can try your hand at glass blowing! Cruise the website to see what we offer! 🔥🔥🔥 This is only the start!

About the Glass Academy

The Glass Academy is the creative brainchild of founding artists Chris Nordin and Michelle Plucinsky. Often times you will find them in the studio directing the shows, the displays or working on custom orders for clients worldwide. The Glass Academy is a family run and operated glass studio located in Dearborn, Michigan since 2004 with a team of dedicated individuals making it happen.  

An extensive background in the glass arts with Bachelors of Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and Alfred University in New York (respectively), both artists have a wide resume of skills and job related experience that pushed them to open their own private studio and share their unique talents and gifts with the world.

The creative duo has attended workshops from Maine to Seattle to perfect their glass skills in addition to teaching at professional levels, traveling to work abroad in Italy, and running a production studio at the Henry Ford Museum.

Currently, the studio has taken their shows to a live platform on Facebook and Youtube offering FREE live glass demonstrations and products available for purchase during the Covid pandemic with their 2 children joining the family business.  Read more about their adventures on the Blog page of this website.


Did you know we stream LIVE glassblowing on Facebook and YouTube every week? Join us on Tuesdays at 6:00PM (EST) for our two hour show of "The Gathering Point"!


I signed up for this and then realized that it was not in Grand Rapids. I still came; 2.5 hour drive and not sorry that I came. I will be returning for more classes!! Abbey, Oliver, and Matt: you are all amazing!!

- Meditation Globe

Great environment, great instructors, staff, hosts, all! Every time we are here, it feels special. Thank you!! Get Blown Away!! You got this!!

- Happy Hour

The instructors do a fantastic job of letting you be hands-on but saving you from yourself when you get in trouble with a mistake. It's a great balance!

- Sporella Mushroom

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Wednesday: Appointment only

    Thursday & Friday: 4pm-7pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 11am-4pm

  • Location

    25331 Trowbridge St.
    Dearborn, MI 48124
    (313) 561-4527

  • Shipping

    We offer shipping in the US on all online orders. See our Shipping Policy for international shipping information.

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