Hand Blown Glass
Barnacle Tree - Using hundreds of her classic peaz shapes, April added LED lighting inside the sculpture to illuminate the rich depth of the sultry color, making it comes alive in a way it never would if lit from the exterior. The LED is on a dimmer so the client has the ultimate ability to adjust the lighting to fit his needs. Color has the power to transform spaces, and this bold copper ruby hue gives a luxurious, rich feel to the home.Barnacle Tree :: 2018 :: 58″ x 33″ x 33″
Red Tendrils in Blue Iris Glass Sculpture By April Wagner Wagner’s sculpture series, titled “Epicycles”, look like modern art paintings made three-dimensional. Using pulled glass parts she builds these complex yet simple freestanding and wall sculptures. Wagner uses soft, rich colors to pull your eye around the sculptures. These delightful, energetic pieces are flurry of emotion and energy and a stunning example of how creativity combats fear and uncertainty in the days of change.
Red Tendrils in Blue Iris Glass Sculpture
Longshore Current is comprised of over 200 hand-pulled, hot-sculpted glass pieces suspended from the ceiling appearing to float through the air. Based on the water currents found in Lake Michigan which the hospital is on the shores of, the curling organic shapes pull your eyes into patterns that then break apart and float away in a breathtaking palette of soft transparent and opal blues.Longshore Current 2021 40’ x 18’ x 20’ (LxHXD)
Designed for an iconic, new build civic center this sculpture represents the crossroads which bring people together and move them in new directions, much like the function of the civic center. Using a color that complimented the architectural elements the piece gracefully spins and sparkles in the light.Farmington Hills City Hall :: 2011 :: 36″ x 36″ x 6
Purple Heart Paperweight The emotive colors in our heart paperweights speak to the complexity and depth of our feelings. Made of solid hot-sculpted glass, they are a lovely reminder of the love you shared with a beloved friend, relative, spouse or pet. Ashes are swirled through the glass to create a beautiful design.These are wonderful mementos that you can display at special events such as weddings or holidays to honor those who can’t be with you physically.
The emotive colors in our heart paperweights speak to the complexity and depth of our feelings. Made of solid hot-sculpted glass, they are a lovely reminder of the love you shared with a beloved friend, relative, spouse or pet. Ashes are swirled through the glass to create a beautiful design. These are wonderful mementos that you can display at special events such as weddings or holidays to honor those who can’t be with you physically. Heart Paperweights are approximately 4″L x 4″W x 1″H.
Undertow Glass Sculpture
Backbone - April was commissioned to create a piece for the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce to commemorate their 100 year anniversary. Each hand-blown glass “bone” in this abstract spine represents one year of their existence. The imagery of the backbone symbolizes the organization’s relationship to the city of Detroit.Backbone :: 2003 Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Detroit, MI :: 30″ x 30″ x 6′
Luminous Leaves In The Garden Gardens are little slices of heaven where we relax and unwind from our busy lives so why not adorn them with our fabulous Luminous Leaves for the garden? A little sparkle and a bright pop of color that is sure to put a smile on your face and be the envy of your neighbors, our leaves are easily staked* in any location at a variety of heights. Embedded with a copper tube that will patina over time, our luminous leaves require no watering and stay colorful all season.
An Insolent Dragon - April made ‘An Insolent Dragon’ by hand-blowing dozens of colorful glass curls and fusing them to an inner glass body. This vibrant sculpture exudes attitude and presence in a dining room that embraces contemporary art. April also recommended the marble pedestal for ‘An Insolent Dragon’ to keep the glass safe and match the other marble throughout the home.An Insolent Dragon :: 2012 :: 20″ x 26″ x 37″
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Blue Rattler Paperweight | unique gifts | handmade | glass art
The Enchanted Swan is a symbol of heavenly beauty. Floating elegantly through the water or flying like angels in the air, the swan embodies fluidity and grace. Moving through life with poise, they remind us to go with the flow, to look beyond outward appearances, and embrace the light that shines from within.
The emotive colors in our heart paperweights speak to the complexity and depth of our feelings. Find the perfect one to match your mood to keep or give to a loved one. Solid hot-sculpted glass with layers of colors encased in clear glass, with a heart stamp in the glass, signed and dated on the bottom.Approximately 3.5″D x 1.5″HSizes and colors vary slightly
Coral Sea Heart Paperweight
Our one-of-a-kind crystal handmade clear glass sculpture is layered with swirls of colorful cane and sparkling dichroic glass. Handcrafted from molten glass by master glass artist, April Wagner, in her epiphany glass studio, in Pontiac Michigan. Like Handmade jewelry for your tabletop or shelf, these sculptures are gift worthy works of original art.