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NEXT WEEK: “Glass Gardens- A celebration of Spring”

"Glass Gardens- A celebration of Spring"- The Glass Academy offers a unique
opportunity this Mother's day for creativity in the garden.
This May 6th and 7th weekend sale will feature Michigan made glass products
and live glassblowing demonstrations.

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 demos 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 25331 Trowbridge, located in West
Dearborn near the crossroads of Gully and Michigan Ave.

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", say 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.