What is the purpose of creating beautiful things, whether they last a lifetime or just one meal, if not to share with others?
We handcraft heirloom quality glass goods. All of our products are a reinvention of age-old glass techniques from Italy and France. The bowls are a reinterpretation of a method of working glass called Pate de Verre which originated in France and became very popular in the 1940s. We have taken out all the toxic elements in the process and cut down on the time and energy it takes to form these objects in the kiln. The crushed glass is hand-formed into round bowls and cooked to perfection to give each one a granular sparkle. No two bowls are alike but they go together lovely.
We have also reinvented a very old method of lampworking originating in Italy. We use long glass rods and heat them over an open flame and melt small amounts into very organic droplet and icicle shapes onto precious metals, like gold and silver.
Originality. We don’t know any other company that is making what we make the way we make it. Since we are not conforming to an existing technique our work stands out as unique and different. We basically approach the glass as if we were in a kitchen baking and creating things from scratch. As a matter of fact, we use lots of tools that you can find in your kitchen. We just prep them to be able to withstand temperatures of up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit.
So, that’s it. A simple approach to a classic material and production that is kept small on purpose so as not to lose the homemade quality of each piece.