Glass Academy Blog
The Pocket Vase! A Simple Spring Pleasure.by Michelle Plucinsky
Once upon a time, in the magical land of Flora, there lived a kind and gentle flower fairy by the name of Petal. As all fairies do, Petal had many ...
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2nd Design: Recycled Glassby Michelle Plucinsky
Since recycling glass benefits the environment, conserves natural resources, saves energy, and reduces landfill waste, we've been called to recycle since day one here at the Glass Academy.
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Becoming an Apprentice Glass Blowerby Michelle Plucinsky
Becoming an apprentice glassblower is no easy feat, but it can be a highly rewarding experience. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort required, apprenticeship glassblowing will give you the opportunity to explore creativity, hone your skillset, and even discover unique glassworking techniques that may change how glass art is made in modern times.
What are Your Words for 2023?by Michelle Plucinsky
For instance, a customer reached out this week wanting to take the private class for herself and friends. After she got done saying our products were “silly, ugly,” and “nothing she’d ever put in her home” she continued to tell us exactly what ........
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Pumpkin Periwinkle…How It All Came To Be!by Michelle Plucinsky
This year, the summer the weeks flew by because I was having so much fun! 🙂💕 I was volunteering on a flower farm with a super talented owner that ...
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Sticker Mule Hits the Studio Floor!by Michelle Plucinsky
The box came unexpected and since no one knew what was inside, it sat on the shelf for a few days. It was a small box, with a few things rolling a...
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Customer Appreciation 2021by Michelle Plucinsky
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 ...
Tradition: A History of Glass Blowingby Michelle Plucinsky
Tradition, passed down across generations. Learn more about the history of our craft and be a part of carrying it on!
2 Dimes Givebackby Michelle Plucinsky
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...
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BATCH Gallery and the Exciting Road for 2021!by Michelle Plucinsky
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.
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Finding Joy in Changeby Michelle Plucinsky
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!
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Where is your Art?by Michelle Plucinsky
Just recently, a customer asked me ~ “Where is your Art? Which piece here in the gallery is something you made?” She was looking for a widget, a p...
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