Sleepy Cat Paperweight

Bring kitty to work with April Wagner's hand-blown glass paperweights in calico and orange or brown tabby.
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April Wagner


April Wagner created by

April Wagner

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Sleeping on the Job

It's Bring Your Cat to Work Day every day when your papers are kept orderly by one of April Wagner's hand-blown paperweight kitties. Curled up with their heads tucked under their tails, little glass ears sticking out, each is a stunning work of art. Within the glass, varying depths of swirled-in layers of color give an illusion of texture.

Orange Tabby: A base layer of sparkly red-gold peeks in between this kitty's amber and gold stripes. Anyone who's been loved by a marmalade miss or ginger tom will fall for this one.

Brown Tabby: A base layer of sparkly, soft brown glitters among the black tabby stripes on this gorgeous glass feline. If you've fallen for a gray-brown, tiger-striped feline, top your desk with this tabby.

Calico Cat: April achieves this elegantly stylized take on a calico's coloring with layers of white, black, tortoiseshell brown, and honey stripes at different depths. If your heart's been captured by a calico, this kitty's for you. Handmade in Pontiac, Michigan.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.


Made in Michigan

April Wagner

created by

April Wagner


Born in Muskegon Michigan, April's interest in form, color, and line were apparent since early childhood. Her talent allowed her to receive a scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy, an exclusive private high school for the arts, helping her get a jump start on her career. After a couple of years at a school in New York April came to Detroit where she graduated with a BFA from the College for Creative Studies. She has been blowing glass for 21 years. She owns epiphany studios in Pontiac, MI, the largest private hot glass blowing studio in the Midwest. Her work is shown in galleries worldwide and is featured in numerous public, private, and corporate collections, including GM, Pfizer, Strategic Staffing Solutions, The Townsend Hotel, and The Four Seasons Resorts. April was featured as one of Crains Detroit Business 40 under 40 honorees for 2005.She has served on the Alumni Board for the College for Creative Studies, and the Founders Junior Council Board for the DIA.

Handmade Made in the USA
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handblown glass
1" H x 3" dia.
Always hand wash in lukewarm soapy water. Rinse in clear lukewarm water, add a drop of vinegar to the water to prevent spotting. Dry with a soft clean towel.
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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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