Amaze your guests with the stunning presentation of this simple, yet elegant handmade water carafe. Offering quality high above that of the mass-produced glass products you can buy from the factory, this handcrafted piece can just as easily grace your dinner table as add a touch of elegance to your office. Plus, the timeless style ensures that it will be relevant for years to come.
Sustainably made and resistant to breakage, the carafe is just the right diameter to fit comfortably in your hand and offer a good grip. The upward rounded bottom gives the design strength and the same rounded bottom in a complementing glass (sold separately) fits perfectly upside down on top to close off the carafe and protect it from dust.
100% Mouth-blown glass
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.