April 1-2, 2017 | 10am – 5pm
All ages, free admission and live glassblowing demos all day!
Preview Party | March 30th | 6-9pm | $50
The Glass Academy demonstrates live glassblowing featuring spring glassware.
Get first pick of the fabulous handcrafted glass at this year’s special Preview Party on March 30th. Enjoy a relaxing evening with food, drinks and no lines! Tickets available now:
The Glass Academy presents its 6th annual Glass Eggstravaganza on April 1st & 2nd in the Dearborn studio. This is a feel good, all ages, family event that gets everyone excited about glassblowing! Our seasonal spring show will feature our signature Glassy Chicks, a stylized spring bird with thin metal legs. We also have striped, spotted and speckled glass eggs and the classic Nest Bowl, a Glass Academy original collectable glass bowl. All glassware is available for purchase and special custom orders will be accepted during the show.
Each Glassy Chick comes with a special birth certificate which includes it’s name and the day it was “born.” They come in 3 sizes with a matte or glassy finish, thin metal legs and two traditional Murinni eyes. “They really have tons of personality” comments Master Glass Artist and co-owner of the Glass Academy, Chris Nordin. “When we craft the birds, each one takes on a life of its own and has such character that we decided to name each one.”
Our Eggstravaganza kicks off Thursday, March 30th with a special preview party from 6-9pm. “This is a great way to shop, get personalized attention and a special limited edition surprise from the studio,” explains Judy Elmore, the staff event manager. Tickets ($50) can be purchased online, at the studio or via phone at 313-561-4527.
“Handcrafted items are all the rage in lifestyle magazines and our products are proven winners,” remarks Michelle Plucinsky, co-owner of the Glass Academy. “We’ve been family owned and operated since 1991 so we’ve developed a large clientele in the Tri-State area who collect and share our work.”
About the Glass Academy
The Glass Academy is a 14,000 square foot working studio used for both private and public events that teach about the glass arts through educational tours, demonstrations, and classes. The studio features a gallery, large demo space, classroom bays, and free secure parking. It is also the corporate office for Furnace Design Studio and the Royal Glassmakers.