“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.”
By creating iconic sculptures that define place, world-renowned artist April Wagner expands our definition of what is possible. Her intimate, visceral sculpting of molten glass distills its essence as a liquid, capturing fluid beauty and inviting us into a conversation of discovery. April’s passion for clean design and superior craftsmanship challenges are perception of what glass is and what it can do. Using influences from nature to inform the direction of these sculpted conversations, she is continually exploring new and exquisite visions of transformation.
April began working with glass in 1992 while earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass degree from the College for Creative Studies. April’s work is featured prominently in numerous prestigious and international collections. She has served on boards for the Detroit Institute of Arts, College for Creative Studies, and the Michigan Humane Society.
epiphany studios has been in operation since 1993 and is located in Pontiac, MI, we create custom functional and sculptural hand-blown glass pieces. In the studio, April creates her large-scale sculptures for corporate, residential, and public locations. Located in an idyllic private setting with lush gardens and water views, the state-of-the-art 4,000 ft. hot glass facility and gallery is the largest glassblowing studio in Michigan and home to the largest re-heating chamber in the state.
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.
Before graduating from college, April started epiphany, a business name synonymous with the collaborative efforts of these dedicated artists. Her success is self-evident; with pieces in prominent collections around the world, and a 4,000 sq. ft world class glassblowing studio.