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Handcrafted Glass Holiday



A Handcrafted Glass Holiday”- The Glass Academy showcases it’s Michigan Made collectible glassware during this show and sale in the Dearborn studio, December 1st& 2nd, from 10-5pm, offering unique gift ideas and hands on experiences to try glassmaking while celebrating it’s 15thyear.

 There will be special opportunities to get custom orders made and all day long people can watch educational glassblowing demonstrations during this family friendly event.  Free street parking is available.

 The show will showcase original designs of snowmen, round ornaments, candy canes, pine trees, and more. Admission is free for this family friendly all ages show, offering products in a variety of price ranges starting at $19 and group pricing for multiples of seasonal items. The show takes place at the Glass Academy, www.GlassAcademy.com, located at 25331 Trowbridge, near Gulley Road and Michigan Avenue in West Dearborn.

 Each year the Glass Academy celebrates the winter season with unique glass creations designed and fabricated by the co-owners, Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin.  Many of these items have become collectible over the years such as the signature Michigan Icicle ™.  It all started with artist Chris Nordin as he was working with the glass to create a winter icicle in glass for a sculpture project.  Chris commented how the icicle reminded him of happy childhood memories of playing with icicles as a child growing up in Sterling Heights, MI. “When we were kids, my brothers and I would spend endless hours finding icicles and pretending we were Nordic Vikings, fighting battles with imaginary swords (icicles) and snow forts that we made. I think everyone growing up in Michigan played with icicles at some point, and the Michigan Icicle ™ is a fond memory of growing up in Michigan.”

The Michigan Icicle ™ retails for $29 in the Dearborn studio and if you’re really adventurous, you can actually make your own Michigan Icicle ™ for $78.  While we don’t guarantee yours will look as good as the version that we make, it’s an all around fun time for everyone involved and a perfect gift for that hands on type person.

 

“People love giving handmade and made in Michigan.  All the products at the Glass Academy are all made in our Dearborn studio so they are Michigan Made with pride.”  Explains Sue Dougherty, the class coordinator.  “We see many repeat customers during the holiday season because they understand the great value we give in our small established art studio.” Other items for sale this season will include our customer’s favorites; signature round ornaments, glistening candy canes in wide ranges of colors, green glass pickles, fancy ornament stands and more!

December gallery hours are extended to 8pm Wednesday-Friday and open Saturday and Sunday 10-4pm.  Customers can find the most current schedule listed on the website page along with current studio updates posted on Facebook and Instagram.