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01-14-2016, 04:28 PM
We just secured the space for the 2016 main event. Please join us on July 22-24th in beautiful Detroit, Michigan for three days of glass for the greater good. Hope to see you there!


01-14-2016, 04:42 PM
Woot! I hope I can make it this year.

01-19-2016, 10:40 AM
Hope you can make it too Misha. More and more people from the forum are coming to our event. I've been pushing the local newbs to chime into the forum as well. You can see it in their eyes after the project. They want more information.

Dan Kooper
01-19-2016, 10:48 AM
ill be there

01-19-2016, 12:24 PM
You rock Drew. Thanks for being part of our village. I know I have said that to you before, but it's worth saying again. <3

01-19-2016, 12:58 PM
Ill definitely be there.. so stoked for this years event!

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01-25-2016, 01:16 PM
I've applied for a torch spot and a booth!

Dan Kooper
01-25-2016, 01:21 PM
Are you near Flint at all? We should kick it. you can come check out my shop and we can throw down. Hit me up.

I've applied for a torch spot and a booth!

I need both as well. I'll email later.

01-26-2016, 07:31 AM
I really hope to be there this year. If I go to any one event (other than the Amradillo obviously) this is the one. Not only do I believe in what y'all are doing, I miss y'all big time.

02-11-2016, 01:46 PM
I really hope to be there this year. If I go to any one event (other than the Amradillo obviously) this is the one. Not only do I believe in what y'all are doing, I miss y'all big time.

Hell yes Aymie. Love you and Misha tons.

02-11-2016, 01:54 PM
This years line up is stacking up quick with top notch talent. Stay tuned for a full line up release!


Jimi The Don
02-11-2016, 02:46 PM
Pretty sure I'll be in attendance!
Can't wait!

02-12-2016, 12:34 AM
I'm gonna be there and I can't wait its gonna be great!

02-15-2016, 03:50 PM
We would like to announce that Banjo has been added to this year's line up. Boooo ya!


02-15-2016, 04:15 PM
So cool. :D

02-22-2016, 05:22 PM

02-24-2016, 10:50 AM
We are very happy to announce that Bishop will be coming back to join us this year!


02-25-2016, 10:29 AM
We would like to announce that Ryno will be joining us in July. Last year he was an MGP MVP. Homie crushed it and made some beautiful solo and collaborative works.


This line up keeps getting better by the minute! We have so many surprises in store for you!

02-25-2016, 01:31 PM
This year is going to raise soooo much money for the kids with all this amazing talent, its gonna be great!!

02-25-2016, 07:36 PM
New to the detroit area/ glass scene, hope to make it this year have been following this event since before i moved up here from texas last year!

02-26-2016, 08:27 AM
Welcome to Michigan! We have strong ties with our friends from Texas. Not sure where you are from, but we host a weekly at the shop called "Old Timey Friday" from 6-10. Dm me if you are interested in coming out to the shop and chilling.

02-29-2016, 02:07 PM
I gotta tell you, we are cutting this guy loose with some ideas for more fun. Be on the look out.


Nuka Glass
02-29-2016, 05:57 PM
Looks like I might have to take a trip up to Michigan this year.

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03-02-2016, 10:29 AM
Talon's coming! That guy is in it to win it for his 5th year. he is one of our MGP allstars. Hope to see you there!


03-02-2016, 10:30 AM
Arty's first year was last year. I think we made a friend for life. We are happy to announce his return to the project. Thank you Arty!


03-02-2016, 11:17 AM
OMG I really wish I could be there!! So much awesome, and for such a great cause. You guys ROCK!!! :blowkiss:

03-03-2016, 10:17 AM
At this point I really have no clue who I'm most excited to see, but thankfully I won't have to choose!!

03-06-2016, 11:46 PM
Me & Kendoneesia are on board!! :)

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03-08-2016, 07:39 AM
Damn this event is going to be stellar this year.
I have never been but sure do want to.

03-08-2016, 03:05 PM
Lacey in the house!


03-08-2016, 03:08 PM
Chunk is as sweet as they come. He is another one of our MGP MVPs. He is always rolling proper with a snack pack of handmade treats and has left us with some very nice pieces over the years. CHUNK!!!!


03-08-2016, 03:11 PM
Germ is one of those fellas that brings an edge to the game you want to see. This is his second year and we are happy to see him return. Don't let his smile fool you, it is backed with some pretty quick quips.


03-08-2016, 03:22 PM
One of our best ideas Blade ever had was to insist that Karl Taylor come to our first event and help us set up the oxygen lines. He has helped us build a loop system that can be expanded infinitely without loosing pressure. We are forever grateful to Grimm for his deeds and do goodings not only with us but with the Arizona Project as well. It is my great pleasure to announce that he will be joining us in July and we could not be happier. Thank you bud. You rock!


03-10-2016, 09:59 AM
Goddamn this really is gonna be epic

03-16-2016, 03:17 PM
Chad G's approach to ‪glass‬ is inspired by the world around him. From trees to cheese he makes objects he sees.  We are happy to have him back for his second year with us at the ‪2016 MGP‬!

03-16-2016, 03:21 PM
"If glass blowing were kickball, you would pick @jredglass first to be on your team." -@bowlpusher ⛹������ He is a versatile and inventive artist whose mastery skill set include quartz, fillas, crucibles and a wild grafitti infused style that radiates. We are proud to announce his return to Detroit for his third year!


03-18-2016, 09:02 PM
The Hermit comes out of his shell to join us! This was a complete surprise. I'm sure Talon and Chunk had something to do with getting him out here. Welcome the H in THC to the project.


03-19-2016, 08:20 AM
This year is going to be so epic!! So stoked for you guys.

03-23-2016, 03:44 PM

Here is the hotel information.

03-23-2016, 03:47 PM
Joe Comer must be the most patient man in the industry. I've watched him work for hours on end on a flip. Come and see him demonstrate at the project.


06-08-2016, 09:50 AM
Are you ready. This is going to be epic.

06-08-2016, 10:46 AM
One day I'll have to head up that way. I'm only minutes from chads house. I'll have to go bs with him about this

"I think people are starring too deeply into my belly button."

06-08-2016, 02:47 PM
One day I'll have to head up that way. I'm only minutes from chads house. I'll have to go bs with him about this

"I think people are starring too deeply into my belly button."

I look forward to seeing Chad again. He killed it last year and left us with a ton of valuable work. There is something to be said for the guys who come out to these things and throw down %110.

06-08-2016, 02:54 PM
Edit- lol meant to send a pm. Lol

06-23-2016, 05:06 PM

I can't wait to see a bunch of you here.

Dan Kooper
06-23-2016, 08:42 PM
Can't wait!

06-23-2016, 11:30 PM

I'm coming next year, somehow. I wish I could be there this year but moving again...ayi yi yi! Next year it's on! Love you guys, hope the show goes well.

06-29-2016, 12:37 PM

As we approach The Michigan Glass Project main event in July we have started to thicken the plot. What we would like to ask is for attending artists to bring one or more marbles to be showcased at our after party Friday night at the oh so appropriately named Marble Bar here in Detroit. With a name like that, marble show is a no brainer!

This is an open invite to all glass artists in attendance. We will not accept marbles by mail. We are looking for a wide variety of artists to participate and would call upon those who rarely make things round to dust off their marble molds and bring one to the party for a little show and tell. The more work we have on display the better.

The marble show will be a consignment show with 20% of the final sale price going to the project and 80% going to the artists. Proceeds benefit Art Road and the return of elementary art programming to Detroit Public Schools.
All sales will be handled by a cashier who will immediately break off the artist share. If you are bringing a larger display of marbles, please contact us to arrange table space and electricity for lighting. We will provide table space, marble rings, lighting, and signage. Please register with us before hand to make this all as smooth as eggs.

We ask that you bring the orbs to the event one hour prior to the party starting so that we can appropriately name tag and price pieces. If you have any ideas, questions, or more importantly, suggestions. Please contact us at info@themichiganglassproject.com.

If you have glass artist friends who are attending the show, please feel free to forward this email on. Help us spread the word and fill the Marble Bar with marbles!!
-Drew and Allison MGP


07-03-2016, 11:29 AM
The editor asked what I wanted for this video. I told him hot melty glass action, and this is what we got!


07-04-2016, 11:22 AM
Nice :D I really wish I could make it again this year. Hopefully next.

07-05-2016, 10:21 AM
We will be providing space and encouraging MACA lovers everywhere to display their collections and work inside the mansion at our Saturday night garden party at The Whitney Restaurant - Detroit along with providing a space at The Michigan Glass Project on Sunday during the main event!
Please contact Ben Birney for details on displaying your milli!
Please spread the word!


07-05-2016, 12:30 PM

Gibsons Glassworks
07-08-2016, 09:49 AM
time for me, it looks like its going to be a blast!!! i will most definitly bring some marbles for the auction. cant wait to get some glass inspiration and learn how the big guys run a glass party . cant wait super excited. let me know if you want anything from Canada besides some ketchup chips and maple syrup.

07-08-2016, 10:01 AM
time for me, it looks like its going to be a blast!!! i will most definitly bring some marbles for the auction. cant wait to get some glass inspiration and learn how the big guys run a glass party . cant wait super excited. let me know if you want anything from Canada besides some ketchup chips and maple syrup.

dat poutine lol

07-11-2016, 02:46 PM
I love me some butter tarts and maple cookies. They don't quite do them the same here. I swear they must put rum in the Canadian ones. Glad you are coming out. Introduce yourself when you get here. My name is Drew.

Gibsons Glassworks
07-13-2016, 09:32 AM
thanks drew! :)

07-16-2016, 12:21 PM

Who is coming out? Make sure to find me at the show and introduce yourself. We have one hell of a line up stacked and this has potential to be a break out year for the organization. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Greymatter Glass
07-16-2016, 12:29 PM
I'll be there. I'll find you and introduce myself, and then we can cuddle.

07-16-2016, 04:35 PM
I'll be there

07-16-2016, 08:49 PM
I'll be there friday and sunday!

07-17-2016, 02:05 PM
We should all sesh on Sunday around 4:20. meet up in the back alley. So many times people from the forum come through and I don't get a chance to meet them! See you there!

07-17-2016, 06:48 PM
Its on!

07-18-2016, 07:51 AM
I'll be there in spirit :)

07-19-2016, 11:28 PM
You already know imma be there!

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07-22-2016, 07:40 AM
Heading out in a few hours. Can't wait!

07-22-2016, 01:00 PM
Ima go hang out with all the cool kids.

07-23-2016, 06:40 PM
Good times http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160724/9bd23c8a8b01f843c8b0b856eac2446c.jpg

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07-25-2016, 08:40 AM
We had an awesome time this weekend. I didn't get to make the 420 sesh in the alley sunday, I was still torching, but I met a few TMP members, and saw some AMAZING glass. For my demo I did a sherlock collab with my shop mate. He made a dichro Illego and I made a sherlock and made the illego spin :).

I already can't wait for next year, and its gonna be exciting to see how much money was raised for the Art Road Detroit program. MGP had such a killer lineup this year and the event just keeps getting bigger and better.

Big Thanks to the whole MGP crew and volunteers for all your hard work.

07-25-2016, 11:22 AM
Awesome pic :)

07-25-2016, 05:45 PM
Thanks, my wife wanted to at least get a couple shots of it since we wouldn't get to see it after it was annealed. I made the offer that if someone can send me some finished shots or a video I'd send them a pendant :).

07-29-2016, 11:36 AM
I would like to thank err body for showing support and coming out. This year was fucking epic. The event surpassed all of our expectations. Be on the look out for a giant check with lots of zeros.... Thank you so much for being a part of this massive event. I have a feeling that projects are going to start popping up all over the place.

07-29-2016, 12:02 PM
Couldn't make it but watched with envy as just about everyone I know filled Facebook and Instagram with photos from the event. I need to make time in my life to get to events like these.

07-30-2016, 10:29 AM
I missed the 420 sesh too. Didn't notice the time until 5. Did anyone make it?

07-30-2016, 12:31 PM
i was there. :chilling:

07-30-2016, 05:53 PM
Why didn't you grab me?! This might be the first time you have ever disappointed me.

08-01-2016, 08:13 PM
Good times were had by all. <3