Where else can you go to shop for the perfect glass pumpkin...the Glass Academy's glass pumpkin patch in Dearborn Michigan of course?!
E-Trenders - you are going to want to read this entire blog post and enter our contest! Yes - you have a chance to win one of these beauties!
The Glass Academy offers unique handblown glass products crafted right in their studio by local artists. The Glass Academy Gallery and parent company Furnace Design Studio was founded by a husband and wife team, Chris Nordin and Michelle Plucinsky.
Michelle and Chris are both Glassblowers, Designers and Sculptors. Michelle's work evolves around nature and color patterns. She strives to create pieces that evoke feelings which people can relate to and feel connected with. Chris enjoys the sculptural side of his work and constantly sharpens his skills to welcome the creative challenge and endless possibilities of the art of glass.
Not only can you come shop the gallery...
...you can also come take a class! Glass Academy offers many classes for beginners and advanced glass artisans. There are even opportunities to take a private lesson with Chris, a Master Glassblower!
We just love their beautiful work and are so excited to share the details with you about their upcoming Glass Pumpkin Fest and your chance to win one of these glass beauties to add a little sparkle to your fall decorating!
October 20th and 21st 2012
Location: 25331 Trowbridge Dearborn, MI. 48124
10 AM - 6 PM
If you just cannot wait to get one of these little beauties...
Come to the Private Pumpkin Preview Party on October 18th from 6 PM to 8 PM where you can come and enjoy food, music and have an exclusive first pick at the pumpkins in the patch! The cost is $50 to attend this event.To purchase tickets to the private preview party click here.
Michelle, says that Saturday is the busiest day for the show, but if you come on Sunday you have a chance to place your custom order for your very own unique pumpkin and browse the glass patch with less of a crowd...they do anticipate being sold out of pumpkins after that weekend!
Live glass blowing demonstrations take place on both days of the main event October 20th and 21st so you can place an order for a custom one of a kind glass pumpkin to be made just for you and see it being made! Glass pumpkin prices start at $35! There is a large selection to choose from this year and E-Trender Angela stopped by the other day to see all the pumpkins that have already been created just waiting for a place in your home...
The hardest part...figuring out which one to choose...
This year the Glass Academy is excited to debut their "sugar" line of pumpkins. It's a color added to the surface of the glass and only slightly melting in, giving the illusion of real sugar. Check it out...
Besides these new "sugar" pumpkins, this year the Glass Academy will feature a signature series pumpkin. Each one will be numbered, signed, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Expect to pay a slightly higher cost because they are a limited edition and collectible pumpkin.
Whatever your taste, there is surely a pumpkin for you, some come on down to the event and select your pumpkin from the glass patch...
Many customers love the fact that they are made by local artists and they buy them as gifts for out of town relatives and friends showing off that they are locally made in Michigan, USA!
Glass Pumpkin Giveaway Details ~
We are super excited to have partnered with the Glass Academy to give all of our subscribers a chance to win this beautiful glass pumpkin valued at $65~
How to Win?
Simply be subscribed to our blog and leave us a comment on this post indicating your favorite use of pumpkin or your favorite pumpkin indulgence. For example, pumpkin flavored donuts, or pumpkin spice latte or that you love it when your porch is pouring over with beautiful pumpkins...whatever it is we want to hear it!
To DOUBLE your chances to win, make sure you leave us a comment at the bottom of this post AND visit the Glass Academy's Facebook page at this link give them a Like and leave a comment there that says you saw them on EventTrender!
Then on Friday October 12th, we will randomly pick and announce a winner from our comments below!
We would like to thank the Glass Academy for partnering with us to give away one of their beautiful pumpkins to one of our fabulous E-Trender fans!
The Glass Academy truly is a unique place filled with beauty and talent, keep them in mind because they also host other events and fundraisers throughout the year like Beer Tastings, Coffee Nights and work shops. Their unique studio is also available to rent out for your own event needs! Learn more about these events including our favorite...the Glass Pumpkin Fest on their website here also Like them on Facebook and keep up with Glass Academy news and creations here.
Best of luck with our glass pumpkin giveaway and stay tuned for our twist on a delicious pumpkin bread pudding recipe!
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