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April Wagner

April Wagner Headshot
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April Wagner

2019 Accelerator Fellow

April Wagner, master glassblower and owner of epiphany studios, creates limited production and one-of-a-kind sculptures for a wide variety of applications. Crafted with expert skill and intention, April’s work investigates glass as a fluid, molten material and explores our fascination with it.

Business Objective

By 2024, epiphany studios will gross more than half a million dollars annually by selling exclusive handcrafted glass to high-volume luxury retailers, and securing three six-figure contracts per year for one-of-a-kind, iconic, placemaking sculptures.

Action Plan
  • Rebuild glass furnace (source materials, secure labor, shut down, rebuild, and restart).
  • Secure financing for new addition to studios.
  • Finalize building plans.
  • Create new catalog (market-specific for each line of work).
  • Hire national PR firm.
Sales Strategy

Sell two distinctive brands of exquisite handmade glass artworks for both the luxury and mass markets using diverse, high-profile sales channels.

April Wagner Blue Papillon
Blue Papillon
April Wagner Rolling Glass
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