Mouth-Blown Glassware

All goblets are sold in sets of two, four or six. Available in three sizes.

Mouth-blown and hand-carved glassware represent the perfect meeting point between the rustic consistence of the glass and the ideal classic icons of the European decoration that recalls sumptuous rites.

The first primitive Mexican glassware was produced in Puebla in 1542. For hundreds of years, with no more than a blob of molten glass, a long pipe and a few primitive tools, these craftsmen have produced glass items in a variety of shapes. The technique consists of blowing through a pipe onto a red-hot mass of glass, heated in a special oven. As the craftsman blows, he begins to form the piece by constantly spinning it around the pipe. When the piece begins to cool, the artisan continues shaping and designing it. Color is added to the glass, adding to its appearance and effect. Very experienced craftsmen sometimes add effects such as small bubbles, blobs of color, and colored dots called confetti, or pebbles. During the last stage of production, the glass piece is placed onto sand to cool. Authentic Mexican glassware contains a pontil, a mark at the bottom of the glass indicating that the piece is mouth blown. The glass blower cuts the hot glass at that point when the sculpted piece is finished. Mexican glass blowers use lead-free, un-tempered and recycled glass. No two pieces are ever exactly alike in size, shape or design, adding to their unique appearance.
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