Mexican Beer Glasses with Cobalt Handle and Rim (Set of 6)
Cobalt Beer, Mexican Beer Glasses with Cobalt Handle and Rim (Set of 6)
Novica Handblown CollectionThese handcrafted beer glasses with cobalt blue handle and rim are designed and crafted in Mexico for the Novica Handblown Collection. They deliver an artistic touch to a favorite brew. Each glass has...$59.99
Artisan Crafted Colorful Mexican Hand Blown Carafe (28 oz)
Confetti Festival, Artisan Crafted Colorful Mexican Hand Blown Carafe (28 oz)
Javier and EfrenThis carafe features colorful accents in bright confetti colors. The carafe is handcrafted by Javier and Efren, using glass-blowing techniques perfected over more than thirty years. Please note that...$27.99
Handmade Handblown Glass Recycled Cocktail Drinkware Six
Acapulco, Handmade Handblown Glass Recycled Cocktail Drinkware Six
Javier and EfrenInspired by Acapulco's beaches, Javier and Efrén create a set of goblets. The infinite blue of sky and sea grace a crystalline ambience of blown glass. Their deep cups capture the bouquet of fine wine...$99.99
Red-Orange Murano-Inspired Art Glass Sculpture
Fireball, Red-Orange Murano-Inspired Art Glass Sculpture
Seguso FamilyA fireball of red-orange seems to float inside a sea of glass in this Murano-inspired glass art presented by the Seguso Family of Brazil. This glass sculpture will be a dramatic conversation piece in...$159.99
Artist: Seguso Family
Handblown Recycled Glass Blue and Clear Wine Glasses For 4
Sapphire Globe, Handblown Recycled Glass Blue and Clear Wine Glasses For 4
Novica Handblown CollectionExhibiting the art of hand blown glass, this set of four wine goblets is part of the Novica Handblown Collection. Rounded shapes enhance the bouquet of red wine, while the voluptuous glasses are...$47.99
Artisan Crafted Recycled Handblown Blue Rim Beer Glasses
Bohemia, Artisan Crafted Recycled Handblown Blue Rim Beer Glasses
Novica Handblown CollectionSpeed is essential when making hand-blown glass, and in the case of these high quality and weighty blue-rimmed Pilsner glasses, speed is what gives them character. Tiny bubbles and slight variations...$59.99
Blue Handblown Glass Cocktail Drinkware (Set of 6)
Pure Cobalt, Blue Handblown Glass Cocktail Drinkware (Set of 6)
Novica Handblown CollectionA soothing, tempered tone of cobalt pervades this set of six highball glasses. From the NOVICA Handblown Collection, over thirty years of experience have resulted in master artisans' superior ability...$39.99
Unique Handblown Glass Water Tumblers Drinkware (Set of 6)
Marine, Unique Handblown Glass Water Tumblers Drinkware (Set of 6)
Novica Handblown CollectionA striking set of six cobalt blue glasses forms part of the Novica Handblown Collection. Each is meticulously handcrafted of blown glass for elegant and original tableware. Because each piece is...$49.99
Hand Blown Green Rim Wine Glasses Set of 4 Mexico
Lime Globe, Hand Blown Green Rim Wine Glasses Set of 4 Mexico
Javier and EfrenExhibiting the art of hand blown glass, Javier and Efren present a set of four wine goblets. Rounded shapes enhance the bouquet of red wine, while the voluptuous glasses are designed to help chilled...$59.99
Hand Blown Tequila Glasses Set of 6 Red Rim Mexico
Ruby Shot, Hand Blown Tequila Glasses Set of 6 Red Rim Mexico
Javier and EfrenTraditional caballito glasses are ideal for tequila. Javier and Efrén delicately adorn the glasses with a ruby red rim, affording them an attractive, decorative accent. This set of six glasses is also...$44.99
Hand Blown Mexican Tequila Shot Glasses Clear Set of 6
Aquamarine, Hand Blown Mexican Tequila Shot Glasses Clear Set of 6
Novica Handblown CollectionDesigned with a sublime aqua-colored rim, this set of six shot glasses from the Novica Handblown Collection infuses any drink with new style. Many years of experience has resulted in imaginative yet...$29.99
Handmade Handblown Recycled Juice Glasses (Set of 6)
Marine, Handmade Handblown Recycled Juice Glasses (Set of 6)
Javier and EfrenJavier and Efrén present a striking set of six cobalt blue juice glasses. Each tumbler is meticulously handcrafted of blown glass for elegant and original tableware. Because each piece is handmade...$47.99
Fair Trade Handblown Wine Glasses Set of 6 Mexico
Tortoise Shell, Fair Trade Handblown Wine Glasses Set of 6 Mexico
Javier and EfrenSix magnificent wine glasses by Javier and Efrén capture the effect of tortoise shell. Each one shaped by hand, these blown glass goblets are a testimony to the artisans' creativity and skill. Because...$97.99
Mexico Red Handblown Glass Recycled Shot Drinkware Set of 6
Ripe Ruby, Mexico Red Handblown Glass Recycled Shot Drinkware Set of 6
Javier and EfrenSwirling shades of ruby red spiral through the surface of these tequila shot glasses. They are crafted with traditional hand-blown glass techniques at Javier and Efrén's workshop in Mexico. Because...$54.99
Handblown Blue Rim Wine Glasses from Mexico (Set of 6)
Cobalt Joy, Handblown Blue Rim Wine Glasses from Mexico (Set of 6)
Javier and EfrenThe hazy cobalt blue of the rim and the profound tone of the base lends a mystical quality to these blown-glass pieces by Javier and Efrén. Each glass is hand-blown, a technique they have perfected...
Gifts for Dad Handblown(15 items)
Welcome to the Gifts for Dad Handblown Collection at NOVICA.
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Absolutely! Handblown glass offers a wonderful opportunity to recycle glass from discarded wine and beverage bottles and give them a unique new life born of fire. Artisans often acquire materials from bottle factories or local restaurants, which helps eliminate waste and potential environmental contamination. Their artistry creates something new, beautiful, and more valuable that can be used and appreciated for years to come.
There are a few things to consider when buying handblown cocktail glasses. First, make sure they are well made and of good quality. When held up to the light, a quality piece of handblown glass will not show rough edges or cracks, will have a smooth finish on the bottom, and will not tip or wobble. Their size should be suited to your needs and they should feel stable. Additionally, you might consider if the glass design and style will be adaptable to your drink(s) of choice. Cheers!
Confetti glass pitchers are always 100% unique and the way they come to be is quite a process! Glass bottle pieces in the desired color are chosen, and then melted at 1500C into a molten ball. This crystalline ball is then dipped into a tray of colorful glass confetti, which adheres to the hot glass to create a unique design for each piece. The product is then blown and shaped by hand and a handle is added. This incredible process is magical to witness, and is demonstrated beautifully in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtxrtKd-Vao
Many would say that the interplay of clear glass with unique colors like cobalt blue or other vibrant hues is what distinguishes the art of Mexican handblown glass. It is also widely admired for its sturdiness, as it is heavier than typical glassware and has a more robust, rustic appeal when compared to handmade glass from other regions.Because each piece is handmade, shape and size can vary slightly and tiny bubbles may appear within the glass. This exemplifies the handblown technique, making every piece a unique example of blown glass craftsmanship.
Since all handblown glass items are sensitive to heat, they are not suitable for serving very hot liquids, and any abrupt exposure to extremely hot or cold temperatures might cause cracking. If you use the dishwasher, we recommend you place your blown glass items on the top rack, and allow them to cool completely after the drying cycle. Hand-washing is always best.
Murano glass originated over a thousand years ago in Venice, Italy, the undisputed leader in glassmaking in medieval Europe. In 1291, the glassblowers of Venice were moved to the island of Murano as the glass must be heated to 1500C, making it a fire hazard on the mainland. Murano glass uses silica, soda, lime, and potassium and can feature gold or sterling silver leaf as well as a variety of minerals to achieve vibrant colors and designs. The molten glass is blown by mouth or handcrafted by master glassmakers in a series of elaborate steps and special techniques.Since 1994, Murano glass has held denomination of origin and is certified as having been crafted on Murano island. But Murano art also inspires master blown glass artisans in Brazil. The prestigious Seguso glass-crafting family first appeared in the islands census books in 1300. Mario Seguso moved to Brazil in 1954, and his family creates exquisite handblown glass using ancient Murano techniques. And Paulo Molinari was taught directly by Aldo Bonora, the first Italian master to arrive in Brazil from Murano Island. His family continues crafting handblown glass of extraordinary beauty. However, true Murano glass is crafted only in Murano, Italy.
With proper care, handblown glassware can last for years. Since handmade glass is thicker and less fragile than industrialized glass, it tends to last longer. Artisans put their heart and soul into each piece, taking the time to assure the highest quality materials and production as well as a lasting product.
We recommend washing your glassware by hand in warm water. However, most handblown glass can be washed in the dishwasher as long as it is placed on the top rack.
There are a few things to look for when determining whether or not a particular glass piece is handmade.The first clue that a piece of glassware is handmade will be a small navel, or circular point at its base. This is where the glass was cut from the blowing tube, indicating that it is in fact handblown. Another indicator is the thickness of the glass, as handmade glass is thicker and stronger than industrialized glass. Tiny bubbles may appear inside the glass as a part of the crafting process. Finally, handblown glass is distinguished by the multitude of color varieties that can be used during its production. No two pieces are exactly the same, and the uniqueness of each individual piece is what makes handblown glass so special.
The art of glass blowing dates back to almost 50 BC when Syrian craftsmen invented the technique. Its popularity grew with the rise of the Roman Empire, taking it through Europe and then to parts of Asia and the Middle East. Soon after, the beauty and utility of blown glass made it widely known and desired around the world.The first glass made in North America was produced in Puebla, Mexico around 1535 by artisans from Spain. Handblown glass arrived in the Guadalajara area in 1820.Central Americas first blown glass factory opened in Guatemala in 1970. Its founders learned the art from local people, which made them valuable assets for two more factories that opened in 1972. Over the years, a small community of artisans from Quetzaltenango came together to create Cantel Blown Glass Artisans, a cooperative that works together with Novica to share these unique creations with the world.
Featured Reviews on Gifts for Dad Handblown
I love these glasses! I purchased my first set several years ago, but after having three children and several moves, we found ourselves eventually down to just 1 glass. I was so happy to see the set was still available for purchasing again. Thank you for such a beautiful product!
I LOVE these blue glasses!
These beautiful glasses are a great addition to my glassware. I love the color, size and feel of them. Best of all they are unique. I love using them and serving drinks to guests in them.
These glasses are the perfect size. Juice for the kids and wine for the adults. We have received so many compliments asking where did we get these.
Javier and Efren Hand-blown glassware
"I love blown glass because of the pure imagination poured into every piece created...."
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... read more