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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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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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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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How the CoronaVirus in Glass started in our Studioby Michelle Plucinsky
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...
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Materials of Expression: Part Twoby Chris Nordin
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?by Michelle Plucinsky
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.
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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I Thought I Knew!by Michelle Plucinsky
The super bad, ugly and weird ones? I take joy in crushing them in the dumpster. Sad but true, I break them all with a hammer, and relieve stress in the process. Super fun!
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Organic farm inspires Detroit Artist to new levels!by Michelle Plucinsky
Green Things Farm. An organic farm in Ann Arbor. 5.5 miles from my home, so close that I could ride my bike~ and I often did. (Until the summer heat reminded me to lighten up a bit!) I work 2 days a week, 4 hours each day and I’ve learned a TON. Most of which is the importance of buying food from your local farmer.
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It's an every day occurrence on steroids!!by Michelle Plucinsky
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.
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