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Handblown Recycled Glass Tumblers - Set of 6 - Tonala Garden
This set of 6 tumblers takes its cue from the traditional glass blowing of Guadalajara, Mexico and updates it with a multicolored abstract design. Artisans Lulu and Daniel from this metro region find the material 'friendly' to work with and particularly like to work with recycled glass.
- Recycled glass
- 5.11 lbs
- Each: 5 inches H x 3.1 inches Diam.
- 16 oz.
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Lulu and Daniel
"Having the opportunity to work with such a moldable product in all its forms as glass becomes a wonderful opportunity to create something completely original.
"It is so satisfying to work with a product that represents a millenary art, not only because of the marked significance that it has had over the years. Though it has been made in different countries of the world, it has become a Mexican handicraft. And Mexico, rich in culture and history, provides us as artists with enough means to obtain inspiration and show the world this art in its different styles.
"I have known glass for years. It took a lot of practice and mistakes to be able to handle it and improve every day. Glass is a material that, once you know it, is so friendly and easy to handle. I particularly like working with recycled glass fragments, melting it at a temperature of 1300 c and adding color with oxides.
"This process allows me to work on 80% of the design and elaboration. Although it is a challenge to give it a current style, it is pleasant to be part of the elaboration process.
I like to focus on each moment find ways to solve the moments that are difficult, and in this way focus on building a happy future.""