We like to have fun here at the Glass Academy and in our attempt to do so, we decided to play around with molten glass and make a Corona virus out of solid glass when the pandemic first struck Michigan.
We figured it would be a great item to throw against a brick wall, keep as a memento, or just as a place holder of a time in history.
While we realize this is a serious epidemic, we also realize as artists, it's our duty to bring beauty and attention to the moments that shape our culture. This is one of those moments.
These CoronaVirus's are about the size of a small orange, 2.0"-2.5" round. They sit upright on a small patty of glass and are inscribed with the date they are made. Each is one of a kind and original.
To watch video of the first day we made them, March 18th, 2020 visit our youtube channel: Glass Academy
And also, our Facebook page to see the LIVE glass blowing show we started during the pandemic.