April Wagner

April Wagner has devoted her life's work to doing amazing things with glass. She has been featured in The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Detroit Home and on WDIV (Channel 4) and WJBK (Fox 2). In 2005, Wagner was listed among the Top 40 under 40 published by Crain's Detroit Business.

As the owner of Epiphany in Pontiac, Wagner’s list of clients include The Four Seasons, the collections of actress Goldie Hawn, Detroit Regional Chamber, General Motors Corporation (Detroit), Ross Controls (Troy), Pfizer, Inc. (Ann Arbor), Strategic Staffing Solutions, Inc. (several locations), former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Her work has been shown in more than 300 galleries worldwide.

"I am intrigued by the process of blowing glass into linear and organic shapes,” she explained. “Then I play with them in space. By turning, twisting, or repeating the shapes I investigate their relationship to floor, wall or tabletop. In creating multiples and assembling the shapes together, almost like found objects, I create large scale pieces. I use color to push and pull the eye around or up and down the piece."

 

  • Graduation Year: 1995
  • Major: Crafts
  • Employer: Epiphany Glass
  • Title: Owner

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