Handmade Blown Glass Highball Glasses Whirling Aquamarine (Mexico)

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Description

Details:

Javier and Efren achieve a fabulous effect with the dynamic design of this set of six highball glasses. Each glass is crafted with traditional blown glass techniques, in which artisans blow through a metal pipe while twirling it with one hand. They simultaneously shape the molten glass at the other end while expertly achieving a whirling effect in aquamarine and white.
 

Product Features:

  • Dimensions: 6" H x 2.8" Diam
  • Weight: 5.0 lbs
  • Color: Blue
  • Type: High Ball
  • Dishwasher: use top rack only. Hand wash recommended.
  • Free of lead and toxins
  • This hand blown item may vary slightly in color, size and shape
  • Handmade item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Material: Blown glass
  • Set Size: Set of 6
  • Care Instruction: Hand Wash
  • Made in Mexico






Story Behind the Art:

I love blown glass because of the pure imagination poured into every piece created.... The artistry of Javier and Efren has been featured in periodicals ranging from Sunset magazine to the Miami Herald. Since the 1990s, Javier Gutiérrez and Efrén Canteras have worked together to preserve Mexico's blown glass artistry. This type of work is a beautiful craft. I love blown glass because of the pure imagination poured into every piece created, confides Efrén. Even though the art of blowing glass originally came to Mexico from Spain, and it is practiced all over the world, Mexico's blown glass artistry is unique, says Javier enthusiastically. I was 15 years old when I began blowing glass. Now I have the opportunity to teach the art of blowing hot glass to other young artisans. I start by employing people as my assistants, but I aim to train them to be experts, glass blowers equipped with a beautiful and useful skill. Working as a team, Javier specializes in the design of the pieces, and Efrén transforms the designs into a reality. Efrén and I make a great team. Over the years we have worked hard to design truly original styles with a distinctly Mexican accent. Javier and Efren work with lead-free, un-tempered and recycled glass, which is melted at very high temperatures. They use a long steel blowpipe to pick a glob of molten glass and, holding the pipe with one hand, they masterfully start shaping the desired piece by blowing through the other end of the pipe using tools with their free hand. They must work fast, while the molten glass is still hot, adding color and other desired effects. When the piece is ready, they cut it off the pipe leaving a pontil on the bottom indicating the piece is mouth blown. It is placed in a tempering kiln for several hours and then left to cool. Given the handcrafted nature of the process, there will never be two completely identical pieces. Air bubbles are often present as a result of this technique, adding to the admirable uniqueness of this legendary art form.

Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.

Country of Origin: Mexico

Specifications

Item #
20821848
Dimensions
2.8 In. X 2.8 In. X 6.0 In.
Material
Glass
Type
High Ball
Set Size
Set of 6
Care Instruction
Hand Wash
Color
Blue
Commercial
Yes
Product Features
Handmade
Model Number
255005

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