DEARBORN, Michigan — During Mother’s Day weekend, the Glass Academy will open it’s studio doors to welcome in visitors with the release of a new line of spring glass accents called “Percolla Reeds”. Live glassblowing demonstrations will take place where customers will be able to view the glassblowers creating custom orders with molten glass.
Show hours are Friday, May 6th from 11-7pm and Saturday May 7th from 10-6pm. Smaller glass items start at $10 with the opportunity to commission custom work during the show. Admission is free for this all ages show and takes place at the Glass Academy, located in West Dearborn near the crossroads of Gully and Michigan Avenue at 25331 Trowbridge.
Unique to this spring show, the Glass Academy will unveil a new line of work called the ‘Percolla Reed’ series. “We created a line of glass items that could become interactive with the consumer. We are so excited to unveil this work as it allows people to create their own custom environment with multiple glass pieces and plants. We’ll be on hand to demonstrate and explain how easy it is for them to have these exciting garden features.” Explains Michelle Plucinsky, one of the main designers at the Glass Academy. “These new glass accents, called ‘Percolla Reeds’, are solid glass rods with a steel stick attached to the base that inserts into the dirt level of plants. They come in a multiple of colors and shapes allowing people to be creative and inspired to mix and match them into existing plant arrangements both indoors and outdoors.”
“It’s the ultimate way to add some excitement to your plants and gardens,” exclaims Cathy Rankin, “I love how I can rotate and move them around with little effort and constantly create new looks. In my backyard garden they lend color and interest to my beds while needed no weeding or extra work!”
Trained staff will be on hand to show how to use the glass ‘Percolla Reeds’ and lend expertise, while in the hot shop, live glassblowing demonstrations will be entertaining visitors with custom orders of Percolla Reeds for clients and visitors.
“The live glassblowing demonstrations are always show stopping”, says Daedra Surowiec, “and I tend to stay for hours watching! It’s amazing what they can make with glass here at the Glass Academy. There is no one else in Metro Detroit doing work like this and I always come early so I can get my order in.”
Demonstrations will take place from 11-5pm both days of the show. For more information about the show, “Glass Gardens- A Celebration of Spring”, visit www.GlassAcademy.com or call the studio at 313-561-4527.
About the Glass Academy
As the only state certified Proprietary Trade School in Michigan, the Glass Academy is Michigan’s largest demonstration facility, gallery, and school focused in the glass arts. Free secure parking is available on site. It is also the working studio of Furnace Design Studio who creates corporate sculptures and awards for companies such as Marriott Hotels and Ford land.