Behind the Counter with Derek Smiertka of Lead Head Glass

Fortune's Case Terrarium in the home of T&B owner, Diana Marsh.  Photo by Cat Buswell

Fortune's Case Terrarium in the home of T&B owner, Diana Marsh.  Photo by Cat Buswell

Today we would like to highlight one of our absolute favorite products (and makers!) at T&B, Lead Head Glass Terrariums! Lead Head Glass terrariums are handcrafted out of reclaimed glass from deconstructed homes in Detroit. Lead Head terrariums were one of the first local products that we chose for the shop and they have been one of our most popular items since. Chad Ackley and Derek Smiertka are the artists behind the terrariums- hand making each one themselves. You may have met them at the shop, as they were also the first makers that we reached out to to teach workshops at T&B (We will be hosting a holiday themed terrarium planting workshop with them in December!). Learn some more random facts about Derek in our newest edition of Behind the Counter below!  

Chad Ackley, one of the owners of Lead Head Glass, leading a terrarium planting workshop at the shop.  Photo by Abby Rose Photography

Chad Ackley, one of the owners of Lead Head Glass, leading a terrarium planting workshop at the shop.  Photo by Abby Rose Photography

Derek Smiertka, the other half of Lead Head Glass, looking on during one of our workshops.  Photo by Abby Rose Photography

Derek Smiertka, the other half of Lead Head Glass, looking on during one of our workshops.  Photo by Abby Rose Photography