Enjoy only the finest quality in handmade glass jars with this exquisite piece. Providing a lovely presentation for many pourable foods including maple syrup, salad dressing, water, juice, or even cocktails, this glass jar with carved black walnut stopper makes a stunning addition to any table display. Choose from three colors (blue, gold, gray) to perfectly complement the aesthetic of your kitchen or dining room.
Mouthblown by Canadian artisans who take great pride in their work and crafted with a timeless design, you can rest assured that the jar will last for many years. The glass jar stands 8 ½ inches high and is 3 ½ inches around — the perfect size to hold plenty of liquid without being unwieldy.
Located in Montreal, the pair that handmake our glass maple syrup jar, oil jar, and ceramic pie plate have the perfect background for their craft. One studied glass blowing and the other studied ceramic. Together they spend months fashioning each new collection which encompasses a range of products. From there they build a prototype and often create a mold for the blown glass.
To them, an artisanal product is one that bears the mark of human intervention. They use a mold to create many of the pieces and make them similar, but no two will ever be exactly the same because of the handmade aspect. Partners in business as well as life, the pair have two beautiful children together.
The raw materials of silica (a natural substance from sand), lime, and recycled clear glass are first mixed and heated in a furnace of 2200° F. Once the glass melts into a red hot liquid, the glassblower gathers it into a rounded mass, called a blob, on the end of a steel blowpipe. A team of artisans then work together to create each unique piece. They manipulate the glass with tools, add colors and textures, and blow short puffs of air through the blowpipe to create the desired shape.
While they work, they repeatedly place it into a smaller furnace to keep the piece above 1000° F. It if cools too much, it loses malleability. When finished, the piece is allowed to slowly cool over hours in a kiln to prevent cracking.