Public Invited to "Glass Pumpkin Fest & Sale" in Dearborn

October 17th Event to Feature More Than 500 Hand Blown Glass Pumpkins by Michigan Artists

DEARBORN, MI--(Marketwire - September 16, 2009) - If you love hand blown glass and want the opportunity to select a unique pumpkin that will last year after year, glass artists of Furnace Design Studio invite you to attend the "Glass Pumpkin Fest & Sale" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2009. This one-day event will be held at the Glass Academy,, located at 25331 Trowbridge, near Gulley Road and Michigan Avenue, in west Dearborn.

"This is not your typical fall pumpkin patch," said Michelle Plucinsky, glass artist and co-owner of Furnace Design Studio. "There will be no real pumpkins for sale -- rather an amazing array of one-of-a-kind sparkling glass pumpkins."

According to Plucinsky, more than 500 beautifully designed glass pumpkins, from opaque to transparent and from reflective to metallic, will be for sale along with decorative glass leaves and large hand blown glass bowls to hold real and ornamental pumpkins and gourds.

"These pieces are truly collectibles and one-of-a-kind heirlooms that can be passed from one generation to the next," added Plucinsky. "With Michigan's beautiful fall season, they also make beautiful centerpieces for your home décor."

In addition to the display and sale of glass pumpkins and other glass art in varying sizes, styles and colors, the public is invited to observe free glassblowing demonstrations, enjoy some Michigan cider and participate in special prize drawings for custom made glass pumpkins.

Prices for the glass pumpkins begin at $35 each and $25 each for the glass leaves. There is no admission to attend.

For more information about the Glass Pumpkin Fest & Sale, call 313-561-4527 or visit

About the Glass Academy

The Glass Academy was founded by Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin, who are owners of Furnace Design Studio which is located in the same facility. The school is a Michigan state certified Proprietary Trade School. It includes state-of-the-art equipment, tools, gallery, dining area, and ample space for special events along with secure parking. More information is available at or by call 313-561-4527.

Contact Information: Media Contacts: Michelle Plucinsky 313-561-4527 Margaret Blohm, APR Margaux & Associates, LLC 313-406-3467

Sample of hand blown glass pumpkins featured at Glass Pumpkin Fest & Sale in Dearborn