Tea and Terrariums with LeadHead Glass
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Location: 1342 N Main St, Ann Arbor
Join us for an evening of tea and terrariums with LeadHead Glass! LeadHead Glass is a Detroit based company that uses reclaimed materials to create one-of-a-kind terrariums. Tea and terrariums share a long history dating back to the 1800s, when 20,000 tea plants were smuggled out of China in terrariums. These plants were eventually used to establish the British tea plantations in India. Participants will spend the evening assembling and planting their own terrariums, learning about the history of these glass cases, and of course, enjoying tea! Everyone will go home with their own small “Cape Cod” terrarium, freshly planted with assorted vegetation.
This workshop will be led by Chad Ackley and Derek Smiertka of LeadHead Glass. LeadHead Glass terrariums are handcrafted out of reclaimed glass from Detroit. They model their terrariums after 19th century Wardian Cases, with an updated design. The Wardian case was originally used to transport exotic plants around the globe, and is an ideal environment to raise your own miniature garden. Every LeadHead Glass terrarium is as unique as the glass it comes from. They only use responsibly sourced materials from hand deconstructed homes with a commitment to recycle and reuse their local resources.