Each year you can catch us live at the Michigan Renaissance Festival as the Royal Glassmakers of her Majesty the Queen. The Festival is open weekends, August 18th – September 30 from 10am-7pm, rain or shine.
The Royal GlassMakers are a group of glass artists lead by co-owners and co-founders Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The group does live glassblowing demonstrations every hour, at the Michigan Renaissance Fair explaining the process of glassmaking and entertaining the crowd with a variety of techniques and unique glass items for the Renaissance audience.
Located by the Mother Oak stage near the jousting area, this group is a must see for families and anyone interested in the arts. Chris Nordin, the Master craftsman explains, “the glassmaking process is exciting, hot, and always changing. Our audiences are amazed and excited by the possibilities of bringing their ideas to life in molten glass.”
The Royal GlassMakers does have one signature item that is a solid patron favorite, and that is the Bosom Chiller. Started in 2003 from a customer’s suggestion for a simple cone shape vessel that she could put ice into to cool her bosom, a new concept was born and continues to be our top selling product at the festival. Customers both in costume and regular street clothes can try one on with ice to see the effects and cooling properties of the Bosom Chiller. Then for a mere $29 or $39 they can enjoy one for themselves while walking the fair. The pickle booths are always happy to refill the ice as it melts and it’s a great conversation starter as well as a great memory to have from the Michigan Renaissance Festival.
The Royal GlassMakers booth is available for all hand made glass purchase. Selling mugs, wine glasses, chalices, shot glasses, roses, holiday ornaments, and even the occasional glass sword! For more information about the company, visit www.GlassAcademy.com or visit their FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalGlassmakers/notifications/
Check out some of the photos from the event below. There are more photos on our Facebook Page too.