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Glass Academy

September 07, 2011 14:43 ET

Michigan Art Studio to Host 3rd Annual Glass Pumpkin Fest Show and Sale

The October 15th & 16th Weekend Sale Will Feature Michigan-Made Glass Pumpkins & Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

DEARBORN, MI--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - The tradition continues when the Glass Academy opens its doors for the 3rd Annual Glass Pumpkin Fest Show and Sale October 15 & 16. Live glassblowing demonstrations take place both days where customers can commission that one of a kind glass pumpkin or they can choose from the other unique glass pumpkins that will be for sale. Admission is free for this all ages show at the Glass Academy,, located at 25331 Trowbridge in West Dearborn.

"What makes this show so special is the fact that customers can watch the master craftsmen design and color the molten glass, then blow it into the desired shape and form of a pumpkin. It's completely magical," explains Michelle Plucinsky, a founding partner of the Glass Academy.

Prices for pumpkins start at $35 and go up to $250 with all pumpkins crafted at the Dearborn studio. "Due to the huge request at our previous shows, this year we will feature a signature series pumpkin. Each one will be numbered, and signed, and comes with a certificate of authenticity letter," explains Chris Nordin, lead designer for the Pumpkin Fest.

Peggy Richard, a repeat customer comments, "I keep an extra supply of pumpkins on hand so I always have a gift ready when needed. The varied price points make gift giving easy and they also include fact and tag sheets that say 'Michigan Made.' That's a message I like to spread! I'll be sure to catch this year's show, it's always exciting!"

If you would like to avoid the crowds, consider attending the preview party, (tickets $50) on October 13th. Live music, food and beverages, and trained sales staff will help you pick that perfect pumpkin for your home.

For more information about the "Glass Pumpkin Fest Show and Sale" call 313-561-4527 or visit

About the Glass Academy

The Glass Academy is Michigan's only state certified Proprietary Trade School teaching the Glass Arts with free secure parking. Information at or 313-561-4527.

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