Imported from Belgium, this beautiful glass vessel is created out of mouthblown and handmade glass. Glass is a real product of nature with a very long history and is a material that will stay on existing, regardless the constant development of new artificial materials. It is born out of nature’s fundamental elements : earth, water, air and fire.
The main base of glass is sand, which is then combined with a mixture of soda, lime etc… and some additions depending on form and color. When it reaches its meling point at 1500°C glass looks like a red, glowing mass, resembling lava. That’s when the master glass blower, by means of a hand carved wooden mould gives the object its intended shape and color.
The use of this wooden mould is a very primitive technique to create glass objects and has to be performed by the skilled hands of real artisans. Each time this mould is used, it burns out a little bit, thus giving each object its unique, handmade character.