8th ANNUAL GLASS EGGSTRAVANGZA APRIL 6TH AND 7TH AT Dearborn’s GLASS ACADEMY
Educational glassblowing demonstrations, sale and adult egg hunt
The 8th annual “Glass Eggstravangza”, starts April 6th and 7th at Dearborn’s Glass Academy (25331 Trowbridge, Dearborn, MI 48124) from 10-5pm both days. This show spotlights our signature spring glass creations for purchase; Glassy Chicks, a decorative glass bird, our signature glass eggs, striped, spotted and speckled along with the classical Nest bowl. All glassware is available for purchase, special commissions will be accepted all weekend during the show. Free live glassblowing demonstrations happen continually throughout the day making this a family friendly, date friendly and educational show. Free street parking available.
Every year, the Glass Academy features a decorative spring themed environment in the gallery to display the eggs and chicks, making the gallery feel like an adult styled egg hunt with colorful, handcrafted glass eggs and nest bowls displayed in the main gallery. “Eggstranvangza is getting a reputation as a fun-loving egg hunt for adults because of the unique setting we stage them in.” Explains Michelle Plucinsky, the co-Creator of the Glass Academy, “just when you think you’ve seen every egg style in the gallery, you’ll see another one or two calling your name to make it home to your own personal Easter basket!”
“The fact that you can shop from these interesting, colorful displays makes the shopping experience fun for adults!” Comments Lenora Sheeran, display artist. “The work is museum quality glassware and the live demonstrations allow you to understand the process of glassblowing, what techniques and passion went into making the glassware displayed in the gallery. My personal favorites are the Glassy Chicks that watch from the ledges in the gallery with wide open eyes and bright spring colors, they are just adorable!”
Educational live glassblowing demonstrations take place during the opening show weekend from 10am-5pm. Special commission are accepted and encouraged. “These special commissions are crowd favorites, this is where our customers get to design their own colors in our spring line and we make their designs in glass come to life with our talented craftsmen,” comments Chris Nordin, co-owner of the Glass Academy. “This is the fun part where families will come for hours to enjoy the demonstrations and learn something new. Then purchase a souvenir of hand crafted glass from the gallery as a family keepsake.”
Prices start at $29 for the smaller eggs, with the Glass Chicks starting at $89. The gallery is host to other glass products that have seasonal appeal like pumpkins, ornaments, and the Michigan Pine ™ a studio master designed product from artist Chris Nordin.
“Glass Eggstravangza,” runs thru April 21st featuring the spring product line of Glassy Chicks, Nest bowls and glass eggs. The glass gallery is open Wednesday- Friday, 11am-4pm and Saturday 10-4pm featuring all handmade glassware made at the Dearborn studio. For more information call 313-561-4527 or visit our website at GlassAcademy.com. Facebook page at facebook.com/GlassAcademy and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/glassacademy/
About the Glass Academy
The Glass Academy is a 14,000 sq. foot working studio that features a 2,000sq. ft. gallery with handmade glass products; beer mugs, ornaments and additional original designs from master artists, Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin. During the evenings, the space is used for classes, private events, and tours that educate and demonstrate the glass arts. Free street parking is available on the street.
Photo Caption: Handcrafted glass eggs from the Glass Academy.
Photo credit: Glass Academy/Michelle Plucinksy
Contact: Michelle Plucinsky