Glass Academy Blog

Customer Appreciation 2021

Customer Appreciation 2021

  In 2019, our July Customer Appreciation show looked like was a lot different than what you will experience this year.  It was an in-studio event ...
The NEW Glass Academy: Join Our Team!

The NEW Glass Academy: Join Our Team!

WE ARE HIRING! Hello dedicated fans and customers! 2020 brought us challenges, but also many new ideas and opportunities. And so, we’ve adapted and...
Tradition: A History of Glass Blowing

Tradition: A History of Glass Blowing

Tradition, passed down across generations. Learn more about the history of our craft and be a part of carrying it on!
The Pandemic Pivot: Fresh Ideas, New Creativity, Bright Energy

The Pandemic Pivot: Fresh Ideas, New Creativity, Bright Energy

No one expected it. For many of us, the pandemic that changed the world and everyday life will always have a different beginning, a different date ...
2 Dimes Giveback

2 Dimes Giveback

There was a time when people kept 2 dimes in their pockets in case they ever needed to make an emergency phone call.  Sounds strange these days, do...
BATCH Gallery and the Exciting Road for 2021!

BATCH Gallery and the Exciting Road for 2021!

BATCH Gallery features handcrafted, high quality, and carefully curated works of glass art, both functional and decorative.  While many of your favorite traditional items like pumpkins and ornaments will still be sold, you’ll also begin to see new accessory items such as candles, tote bags, and puzzles with our products on them, as well as blank gift cards with gorgeous imagery.  Seasonal themed shows will continue with new artists regularly being featured in the gallery. Along with different mediums and more décor items such as lamps and beautiful drinkware sets like pitchers & drinking glasses.
Slugs: Beautiful, Playful, and Made of Glass!

Slugs: Beautiful, Playful, and Made of Glass!

Slugs. A glass slug is never a project I’d thought to consider, until we were in the middle of a pandemic! Committed to the cause of staying safe, ...
Finding Joy in Change

Finding Joy in Change

Watching our shows every Tuesday and Friday at 6pm on Facebook, with products being made, gives people added relief to a crazy life.  So we are very thrilled that we are able to continue our shows on Facebook, even if customers are not with us physically in the studio, the FB platform has allowed us to keep the dialog alive!  It’s been very exciting!

How the CoronaVirus in Glass started in our Studio

How the CoronaVirus in Glass started in our Studio

On March 17th we locked the doors of our studio and headed out the door, telling all our staff that we'd be calling them back when the virus blew o...
Carrots Abound!

Carrots Abound!

While reflecting on our donation part of the spring show, the carrot came to mind. We did a few prototypes and liked the results. Customers started commenting, and staff all started picking out their favorites. We made big ones and little ones, orange and red carrots, tall and thin, short and fat. And suddenly, we all found a carrot we could relate to and we knew we had to make more to share!
Materials of Expression: Part Two

Materials of Expression: Part Two

Going back to the process of creating a solo exhibition, I have to force myself to create a new body of work, or to even perfect a body of work. I feel like this was something I needed to do in this stage of my career. I’ve been creating custom sculpture for clients for 30 plus years now so having a show that’s just about me and what my mind feels is the best form of expression is the next step.
Passion Projects ~ What's Yours?

Passion Projects ~ What's Yours?

 It’s the passion protects that are essential to the work we do.  Allowing ourselves this opportunity to have side jobs, volunteer work, etc., that yields results in everything we do and I know I am a much more talented artist because of it.
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