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April Wagner
Works at epiphany studios
Attended College for Creative Studies
Lives in Pontiac MI
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As July winds down, it seems like summer is fading way too quickly. Even if you’re not a fan of seafood, April’s “Summer” panel for her Four Seasons series at the Stand Gastro Bistro exudes the laid-back ambiance of a warm evening by the shoreline.
As July winds down, it seems like summer is fading way too quickly. Even if you’re not a fan of seafood, April’s “Summer” panel for her Four Seasons series at the Stand Gastro Bistro exudes the lai...
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It’s Monday, so we’re continuing our “Meet the Team” series. Today, we’d like you to meet Mary! Where would we be without the guiding light of our studio manager? We’d be in rough shape, that’s for sure. Mary runs this place like a boss, taking on…
It’s Monday, so we’re continuing our “Meet the Team” series. Today, we’d like you to meet Mary! Where would we be without the guiding light of our studio manager? We’d be in rough shape, that’s for...
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Let’s play a game to see if you’re a glass expert! True or false? Mixing blue and red glass frit will give you purple glass if you put the furnace at the hottest temperature possible.
Let’s play a game to see if you're a glass expert! True or false? Mixing blue and red glass frit will give you purple glass if you put the furnace at the hottest temperature possible.
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Sometimes it’s nice to have a few fun items on hand for that tricky moment when you need a last minute-hostess or birthday gift. Our flower paperweights are perfect for pretty much any occasion and they come in pretty much any color!
Sometimes it’s nice to have a few fun items on hand for that tricky moment when you need a last minute-hostess or birthday gift. Our flower paperweights are perfect for pretty much any occasion and...
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It’s that time of year where everyone heads Up North for the weekends. April celebrated the Michiganders’ love for water and lakeside living in this “Lake Michigan Chandelier.”
It’s that time of year where everyone heads Up North for the weekends. April celebrated the Michiganders’ love for water and lakeside living in this “Lake Michigan Chandelier.”
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It gets pretty hot in the glass shop this time of year. Good thing it’s National Ice Cream Day! Go out and get yourself a cone or two. What’s your favorite flavor?
It gets pretty hot in the glass shop this time of year. Good thing it’s National Ice Cream Day! Go out and get yourself a cone or two. What’s your favorite flavor?
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Tornado decanter: $360. Tornado decanter of second quality: $180. TWO decanters of second quality: Buy one get one half off! The joy of seeing a beautiful and functional piece of art in your own home? Priceless. And the BOGO applies to all seconds in the…
Tornado decanter: $360. Tornado decanter of second quality: $180. TWO decanters of second quality: Buy one get one half off! The joy of seeing a beautiful and functional piece of art in your own ho...
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Last week was National Ice Cream Day, but this week is a little bit more of a grown up holiday. It’s National Tequila Day! We get a lot of requests for tequila when we show off our liquor decanter sets at events. This beautiful gold set (made with real…
Last week was National Ice Cream Day, but this week is a little bit more of a grown up holiday. It’s National Tequila Day! We get a lot of requests for tequila when we show off our liquor decanter ...
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We’ve been adding videos to our YouTube page recently. There are some pretty awesome shots of glassblowing in action here, so be sure to check it out! You can even subscribe to our channel if you want to stay in on the excitement.
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The Truth Booth is a very cool art project organized by artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, Will Sylvester and Hank Willis Thomas. Inside the inflatable speech bubble, visitors are asked to fill in the blank: “The truth is ___.” Responses are recorded on…
The Truth Booth is a very cool art project organized by artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, Will Sylvester and Hank Willis Thomas. Inside the inflatable speech bubble, visitors are asked to fill in th...
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Every Monday for the next few weeks we’re going to introduce you to one of our team here at epiphany. First up, meet Chris! An alum of the College for Creative Studies, Chris studied Animation and Digital Media but soon fell in love with glassblowing and…
Every Monday for the next few weeks we’re going to introduce you to one of our team here at epiphany. First up, meet Chris! An alum of the College for Creative Studies, Chris studied Animation and ...
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We’re just over the moon for these little nest vases. Picking a favorite is nearly impossible…
We’re just over the moon for these little nest vases. Picking a favorite is nearly impossible…
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glassblowing artist
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glass blower
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  • epiphany studios
    glassblowing artist, present
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Pontiac MI
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Muskegon
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770 Orchard Lake Rd Pontiac MI 48341
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248-745-3786
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770 Orchard Lake Rd Pontiac MI 48341
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Born in Muskegon Michigan, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, April grew up enjoying many summers on sandy white beaches. A natural artist, her interest in form, color, and line were apparent since early childhood. Blessed with understanding parents, April was encouraged to focus her education on the arts; exploring music, dance, and many types of visual arts. Her talent allowed her to receive a scholarship to an exclusive private high school for the arts, getting a jump start on her career. She initially focused on ceramics, then in college, developed a passion for blowing glass. “I was in love with ceramics, but then I tried glassblowing and realized I never wanted to work in clay again, I’d found the thing I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”

April's passion for glass caused her to form "epiphany studios” while attending the College for Creative Studies in DetroitMI.  Since she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art, emphasis in glass, in the early ‘90s April has focused all of her talents on making glass.  For the past 17 years, she has owned and operated epiphany studios, located in PontiacMI. The studio is the largest, most sophisticated private studio of its kind in the Midwest.  Her work is exhibited in galleries worldwide, and featured in numerous private and corporate collections including those of Russian President Vladimir Putin, General Motors, The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Pfizer, Inc., Strategic Staffing Solutions, and Ross Controls.  April was recently featured as one of Crain’s Detroit Business’s 40 under 40 honorees for 2005.  



Education
  • College for Creative Studies
    Crafts: glass, 1993 - 1995
  • Alfred University
    Ceramics and Glass, 1991 - 1992
  • Interlochen Arts Academy
    Ceramics, 1989 - 1991
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