We are a company based in London, UK. Art is our way of creating a bridge between East and West.
We specialize in designing, making and selling extraordinary artistic items made from blown glass. All our products are handmade. We use a high quality, heat resistant glass and a technique developed centuries ago. We strive to preserve the fine artistry of our work, the highest quality of the unique design and a superior workmanship.
As a portion of our goods are either limited edition or one of a kind items, our selection is ever changing. As we discover new and exciting products, they will be added to our catalogue and website.
We pride ourselves in our customer service. We try to make it easy for our customers to shop 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, while providing you with the highest standards of secure online shopping. Our processing and delivery time is the shortest possible.
We also do our part to help the environment by recycling glass and making beautifully made glass beads and ornaments as well as flattening bottles.
How it’s done;
We fire our furnace with gas, to a temperature around 1090c, hot enough to melt the glass and store it.
The first step in making a piece of glass is the gather. The glass maker takes a preheated steel iron or blow pipe and touches the tip of it into the molten glass. We then turns the iron across the surface of the glass until he has the size of `blob’ required. The iron now has to be kept in near constant rotation as molten glass has a very syrupy consistency, turning the iron prevents the glass from sliding off it and onto the floor,
Depending on what sort of piece the glassmaker wishes to make the glass is either marvered, or shaped using a wet wooden block or a wad of wet paper. A marver is a thick sheet of polished steel on which the glass is rolled to shape it. The marver can also be used as a palette to pick up fragments of coloured glass onto the piece.
We then blow down the pipe and holds the thumb over the end of it. the thumb pressure keeps the air in the iron and the heat of the molton glass makes the air quickly expand to create a bubble. This technique is Known as thumbing in. As glass cools it becomes harder and stiffer to work. The glassmaker, therefore, has to reheat the piece during the creation process to maintain it at a workable temperature. he does this by bathing it in heat of another extremely hot chamber which is known as a glory hole.