Twig Terrariums is a verdant venture sprung from the minds of two old friends, Michelle Inciarranoand Katy Maslow. Twig's open studio and shop is located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn (County of Kings, NYC), where you can find all types of terrariums (moss, plant, succulent, and air plant), do-it-yourself kits, unique gardening items and funky flora, as well as cool and unique gifts for just about anyone. Twig offers the ultimate in personalization - custom terrariums with scenes ranging from nice to naughty to nature lovin'!
Twig began on a whim - Michelle, a lifelong plant nerd, convinced Katy, a skeptical poet, to gather some mosses and repurpose a cruet jar from her kitchen cabinet. What happened from there is a devotion and obsession that has yet to quit. The Twig chicks spent the next year experimenting with terrariums in all types of glass vessels, apothecary jars, kitchenware, tiny perfume bottles, gum ball machines, giant handblown pieces, chemistry flasks, and any odd glass object found on one of their epic antiquing adventures across the country.
The girls didn't quite know what the universe had planned for them. After making a few too many terrariums (try 50…each…packed into tiny NYC apartments) they decided to come up with a name and create a logo for this new venture.
After a few months of back-and-forth'ing with names, logos, and designs, the girls decided to mack out in Prospect Park. They had yet to find the one, the name that said it all. When lo, what lay on the grass but a perfect, knotty twig. And so it began, Twig was born. The original twig still resides at Twig headquarters, with a pretty green bow around it - so we don't use it in a terrarium!
Our first Twiggy decision was to apply for a booth at the Brooklyn Flea, a popular local market with artisans, crafters, and vintage fare. The first day out at the Brooklyn Flea was amazing. The response was huge. And when a producer from The New York Times approached the Twig chicks, it was on.
Headlining The New York Times Home Section was just the beginning. Soon followed Country Living,Real Simple, Everyday with Rachael Ray, The Nate Berkus Show, Entrepreneur Magazine,WNYC, and so many more! The response to Twig's creations was overwhelming and soon the girls received requests from The New York Botanic Gardens to create an installation in their children's garden, and from The Museum of Arts & Design to be featured artists during their Otherworldlyexhibit.
Each Twig creation contains something special - a snapshot in miniature of one's daily life or passions; a brief moment of urban living amongst the mosses; a bucolic scene of a yogi by a waterfall; grazing sheep on rolling hills. Twig is about perspective and perception, creating lush backdrops for whimsical, ironic, and natural scenes.
Had a great time with my date! The instructor was knowledgeable, pleasant, and engaging. I think I might pick up terrarium making as a new hobby!
I loved this class. The instructor was awesome and had a great personality for both adults and kinds wanting to take the class. I was in a group of about 16 adults and the group coming in after was a birthday party for elementary school aged kids. I love the terrarium I made and the step by step process we learned has inspired me to make more of them in the future. I highly recommend this course if you are looking for an interesting class that lets you walk away with something unique.
My date and I had a great time creating our terrariums. It was very relaxing and we would definitely do it again. Our instructor (I can't remember her name) was very helpful and made the class fun.
We had such a great time at this Terrarium Making workshop and walked out with 2 perfectly cute terrariums and the inspiration and knowledge to continue building green worlds at home. Thank you for a great time and I cannot wait to do more workshops with you!
Wonderful class!! Julian was an incredibly kind, intelligent and engaging instructor!! Really enjoyed it and looking forward to continuing with the art of bonsai!!
The "Recycled Wine Jug Succulent Terrarium Workshop" was excellent all across the board! The instructor did a great job teaching the class too! I had a lovely experience :)
Terrarium class was instructive without being overbearing - John is a sweetheart. He's full of passion and experience, and will go out of his way to help you realize your terrarium. More notes: Quality supplies (moss from out-of-state source, high quality soil, wonderful glass, rustic lid), kind staff, and friendly environment.
Such a great class! Made the DIY terrarium process so much easier! Definitely coming back
Great class, it was small enough to get feedback from the instructor and the location is super cute. Wished there were more choices in figurines to put inside the terrarium.
The class itself was fun, we enjoyed making our terrariums, but were surprised by how quickly it went. We spent a total of about 20 minutes on the class.