Baron Glassworks Fires Up Local Studio Art Scene

Graham Gerdes from Community High School in Ann Arbor stopped in to the glass studio a few weeks ago, and had this to say about it:

Hot, dangerous, delicate and beautiful.  At Baron Glassworks in Ypsilanti, MI, local artists are fusing together their ideas and inspirations to form functional, and aesthetic art.

Annette Baron, sole proprietor and founder of Baron Glassworks, has been blowing glass for 23 years. “I have had the studio for 16 years. It was 1997, and then I lit the furnace Nov. 24 1998. This furnace has been on ever since,” said Baron.

Annette (L) and a student use a punty to transfer a piece. Image courtesy Graham Gerdes
Annette (L) and a student use a punty to transfer a piece. Image courtesy Graham Gerdes

You can read more here.

Annette does take younger students on an individually assessed basis: please contact the studio if you’re looking for a wonderfully engaging and creative outlet for your young artist.

Thanks for stopping by, Graham!

Filling Empty Bowls Fundraiser—Sun. Oct 21, 4p-7p

Annette will be the featured artist for the 2012 Filling Empty Bowls Fundraiser.

In 1998, Annette designed and built her own glass studio in Ypsilanti, Baron Glassworks, where she teaches and creates her art. Annette and her students regularly donate artwork to Concordia University Ceramic Arts Studio’s annual Empty Bowls event.

Join the 3rd Annual Filling Empty Bowls Fundraiser, Sunday, October 21, from 4 pm to 7pm. Enjoy drinks, music, and appetizers at the elegant Earhart Manor, located at Concordia University, 4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor Michigan. A silent auction of unusual and beautiful artisanal bowls occurs throughout the evening. Admission is $100 per person. Help end family homelessness and hunger in our community.

Tickets are available here.