French Blue Short Leaves Glass
Made by Rose Ann Hall Designs
Brighten up your mornings by drinking your orange juice out of a hand-blown tumbler. Beautiful hand-etched leaves add enchanting texture and dimension to this recycled glass. Each purchase empowers Rose Ann Hall Designs artisans in Mexico.
Hand-etched Recycled Short Glass, Fair Trade | Dark Blue LeavesAsk us a question
- Approximately 14 oz
- Approximately 4" tall x 3" diameter
- As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
- Care instructions: Hand washing is recommended. Do not place in microwave or freezer. Do not use to serve very hot or boiling liquids. May be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher on a normal cycle, however each glass may not touch other items.
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Rose Ann Hall
Rose Ann Hall Designs employs artisans, many of whom have disabilities, to produce beautiful handmade candles and elegantly carved glassware. They emphasize on the use of recycled materials for each one of a kind product. By promoting traditional Mexican arts, Rose Ann Hall Designs provides income as well as an outlet for artistic expression to individuals with few other opportunities. Rose Ann Hall Designs takes great pride in the uniqueness of its artisans and products.
First, each piece is hand-blown at a workshop in Mexico by a talented artist. The artisan heats the glass until it is molten, then inflates it using a blowpipe. The heated glass is manipulated to create the desired shape, then cooled.
After the glass is blown, another artisan decorates the piece by hand by carving traditional Mexican designs. Using delicate tools, the artisan scratches away tiny pieces of the glass to create the intricate pattern. Where the artisan has etched the glass there remains a translucent, frosted-glass quality.
By promoting traditional Mexican art forms, Rose Ann Hall Designs provides income and an outlet for expression to individuals with few other opportunities. Rose Ann Hall Designs takes great pride in the uniqueness of its artisans and its products.
The culture of Mexico is one of the richest and most ancient in the western hemisphere. Its cultural, geographical and historical wealth is palpable and it can be appreciated through its architecture and pyramids, and traditions. Most of Mexico’s art is still created through processes that have not changed since the Aztec civilization. Clay pottery, vibrant designs, embroidered cotton garments, wool shawls and outer garments with angular designs and colorful baskets and rugs are some of the common items associated with Mexican art.
Fair Trade Products
Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. It seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to the Fair Trade principles.