DEARBORN, Michigan – Artists at the Glass Academy started off the new year with a calendar full of events and you won’t want to miss the next one – ‘Mardi Gras Winter Warm-up!’ What better way to get out of the cold then to visit Metro Detroit’s hottest art studio?
“This show was definitely developed by our customers’ requests,” comments founding owner Michelle Plucinsky. “Not only did our customers want some new glass products, but they enjoy the educational part of our business so much they are demanding more shows that feature unique techniques and styles of glass. For example, during this event, we are going to highlight all sorts of functional drinking vessels from shot glasses, rocks glasses, to hurricane style goblets. We’ll explain the differences in making the glasses, color patterns in the glass, and how we put the designs in the glass.”
Attendees will get an up close and personal education on glass as well as an intimate look at a thriving art studio and the staff that works there. In order to give the best show for the guests, tickets will be limited. “We’re going to make this a bit of an interactive event by playing off the New Orleans parade/party theme. By limiting our ticket sales, we can give each guest a great experience and make them feel extra special with music, bangles of beads, and creole foods.
As always, customers will have that rare chance to talk with the artists to design and watch as custom drinking glasses are made to order. “I’m always amazed and delighted by what the glassblowers make in this studio, “ comments Jenni Simich, a visitor to the Academy. “I’m addicted to their shows here!! I’ve come to over 6 events and each time I learn something new and want to know more. It’s truly both an educational event and a fun evening out. I highly suggest their shows to everyone!”
Tickets cost $40 and include one hand crafted shot glass made at the Glass Academy, food, beverages and live glassblowing demonstrations. Must be 21 to participate. The show runs February 23rd, from 5-9pm at the Glass Academy in Dearborn.
For more information about the show, “Mardi Gras Winter Warm-up,” visit www.glassacademy.com or call the studio at 313-561-4527. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Michigan Glass, an organization that highlights Michigan glass artists, museums, teaching institutions and collectors. Visit michiganglass.org for more info.
About the Glass Academy
The Glass Academy is a 14,000 square foot working studio used for private and public events that teach educational classes about glass and the traditional artists’ methods in making glass. The studio features, a gallery, dining area, and free secure parking. It is also the corporate office for Furnace Design Studio and the Royal Glassmakers.