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9th ANNUAL ‘GLASS GARDENS’ JUNE 9th & 10th AT THE GLASS ACADEMY
DEARBORN, MI – The Glass Academy (25331 Trowbridge, Dearborn, MI 48124) presents it’s 9th Annual “Glass Gardens” show and sale June 9th & 10th at the Dearborn studio. Featuring the signature ‘Garptoa’ flower pot and other decorative glass accents for the home garden, paired with educational live entertainment of glassblowing each day.
Welcome in summer fun with our whimsical glass flowerpots called ‘Garpota’s’. “These playful flowers are so individual and unique you’ll just have to pick out a few for friends and family!” Comments Michelle Plucinsky, co-owner of the Glass Academy in Dearborn. “We designed and developed these flowers in 1993 after a trip to Italy where we were inspired by the local florist by the corner of our hotel.”
“Each Garpota flowerpot has a bright mix of colors and patterns and no two will ever be alike because we mix up the colors for each one we make.” Mentions Jacob Nordin, a craftsman making the flowers with Master glassblower Chris Nordin. “The daisy like heads are facing upwards towards the sun, much like a real flower does. With each of the ‘noses’ of the flower having a complimentary color added to create extra intrigue.”
Also featured at the show are the Glass Academy’s signature decorative accents called Percolla Reeds. The Percolla Reed is a solid glass rod coated with bright colors of glass and twisted to look like the glass is blowing in the wind. These Percolla Reeds are purely fun, decorative items for the garden and come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Each set will be featured in a matching grouping of 3 and sold as a unit.
Other signature products will also be on display and for sale including glass mushrooms, butterflies, raindrops, pond floats, and Pezzi Pieces, which are small glass ‘stones’ used in Zen gardens and as accent pieces. Items for fairy gardens will also be available for purchase designed and crafted by Bill McMurty, our lampworking instructor. All glass is produced and manufactured here at our Dearborn studio. Opportunity to commission custom orders in glass will take place-opening weekend of the show during the live glassblowing demonstrations. This is an all ages, family friendly show with free street parking available.
Percolla Reeds are the perfect addition to a fairy garden, and bring new life to potted house plants. We will have plenty of colors and styles on display.
Butterflies- these can hang in the trees outdoors and will delight you as they swing with a simple breeze
Pezzi Pieces– a studio favorite, these glass balls and nuggets add life, texture, and excitement to bird baths, water features, and centerpieces
Classes? You bet! We have a hands- on class that runs from the beginning of April to the end of June that will have you making your own Percolla Reed! Click here for details
All of our segments are also posted to youtube.
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