Studio Tours: Get behind the scenes at the Glass Academy

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Tour the hottest glass studio in Metro Detroit!

Founding artists Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin open their doors for a private, behind the scene tour of thier glass studio; The Glass Academy, Friday’s at 2pm.  

The couple is known internationally for their imaginative works in glass  and thier staged studio shows featuring preformances of live glassblowing select weekends in the Dearborn studio.

This 45-minute tour will highlight the current projects happening in this large expansive art studio.  What seasonal items are being made?  Where do they get inspiration from?  How do they color the glass?  All this and MORE will be covered in this incredible behind the scenes tour.

The Glass Academy is the largest  (12,000sq. ft.!!) studio in the Midwest.  Featuring a gallery filled with handcrafted glass items, a hot shop area to watch and try glassblowing, and fabrication area for metal and wood accents along side the large studio sculptures.

During the day, the hot shop functions as a manufacturing studio for the fabrication of glass awards, special custom orders and sculptures for local clients.   Unique works of art for home decor and functional drinkware sold in the gallery are also made during the day shift.

At night, the studio comes alive with people coming from all over Michigan to try hand’s on class experiences using molten glass.   All classes taught in our studio are original designs so they are exclusive to our studio.   Items like the Michigan Icicle (TM) or the Percolla Reed (TM), a decorative glass garden accent, are seasonal items that customers can make year round.   Find the current class schedule online at

In the 4,000sq. ft. gallery, customers can find glass items for the home, both functional and decorative, showcasing a great selection of one of a kind, handcrafted beer mugs, pumpkins, ornaments, and more.

Limited tickets available so the tour is intimate, and each ticket holder will receive 10% off any item in the gallery and a special thank you gift.

This studio is unlike any other public accessed glass shop and must be visited!

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March 6, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Glass Academy
25331 Trowbridge
Dearborn, MI 48124 United States
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