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
Set of 4 Hand Blown Wine Glasses Clear with Red Rim Mexico
Ruby Globe, Set of 4 Hand Blown Wine Glasses Clear with Red Rim 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
Unique Handblown Glass Blue Rim Highball Tumbler
Cobalt Classics, Unique Handblown Glass Blue Rim Highball Tumbler
Novica Handblown CollectionWith their brilliant cobalt blue rim, these glasses are a perfect excuse for inviting old and new friends for a drink. Classic and tasteful, the set of six comes from the NOVICA Handblown Collection....
Artist: Novica Handblown Collection
Handblown Recycled Glass Tumbler Drinkware (Set of 6)
Confetti Festival, Handblown Recycled Glass Tumbler Drinkware (Set of 6)
Javier and EfrenBlown glass reveals bright confetti in its crystalline curves. Recycling glass, Javier and Efren create a set of six tumblers in festive colors. Crafted by hand using glass-blowing techniques...$69.95
Mexican Handblown Glass Cocktail Champagne Flutes Set of 6
Confetti, Mexican Handblown Glass Cocktail Champagne Flutes Set of 6
Javier and EfrenMulticolored confetti trapped in blown glass adds to a festive ambience through this set of six champagne glasses. A magical creation by Javier and Efrén, these festive and colorful champagne glasses...$99.95
Purple Handblown Glass Recycled Tumbler Drinkware (Set of 6)
Amethyst, Purple Handblown Glass Recycled Tumbler Drinkware (Set of 6)
Javier and EfrenJavier and Efrén create an alluring set of six tumblers. The amethyst coloring of the glasses evokes a mystical mood, ideal for serving cocktails to dinner guests. Because each piece is handmade...$67.99
Majolica Ceramic Bird Pitcher Handmade Folk Art Mexico
Rooster, Majolica Ceramic Bird Pitcher Handmade Folk Art Mexico
Gorky GonzalezA cocky rooster with soft green feathers takes on the role of a pitcher. A master of Mexico's colonial Majolica ceramics, Gorky González creates this whimsical piece. He signs his work "AT,"...
Artist: Gorky Gonzalez
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 Mom Drinkware(8 items)
Welcome to the Gifts for Mom Drinkware Collection at NOVICA.
The Village Council
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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.
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