A finely crafted glass storage jar with cork stopper. Handblown in the studio of Benefield Spencer Glass on the rugged north Antrim coast, this delicate piece is made in their signature white filigrana* cane pattern. A beautiful piece that would be perfect for storing tea or dried herbs.
Established in 2010 by Scott Benefield and Andrea Spencer, this glass studio is located in an old farm property. By combining traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design, this studio produces objects that have the tool marks and slight irregularities of handmade goods but adhere to the highest standards of finish.
Details and care:
Although this glassware is durable and suited to everyday use, it is not recommended that any handblown glass be put in the dishwasher or the microwave. Avoid contact with boiling liquids or any extremely high temperatures. To clean, wash with warm, soapy water and towel dry. Dimensions: This jar measures 18cm in height x 7cm in diameter. The cork lid measures 3.5 x 4cm.
Filigrana is the generic name for blown glass made with colorless, white, and sometimes colored canes. It is a highly skilled process that gives a 'swirly' pattern to handblown glass. The filigrana style originated on the island of Murano in the 16th century and spread rapidly to other parts of Europe where façon de Venise glass was produced.
Benefield Spencer glassware is composed of lead-free crystal, which allows the glass to retain it’s brilliance, without creating the typical environmental hazards associated with lead oxide.
The furnace that melts their glass is fitted with recuperative technology, which greatly increases the efficiency of the process and decreases fuel consumption.
All packaging at Spencer and Benefield glass consists of recycled, and fully recyclable materials, without the use of any plastics.