'CORTEX' GLASS BOTTLE
Nature is the main inspiration for each design at Studio Xaquixe. This charming bottle can be used as a vase or as a liquid container. Each bottle comes with a cork top. Irregular shapes and air inclusions are typical of the handmade process, making each item truly unique. Add some colour to your table top or your kitchen with this beautifully crafted piece.
Dimensions: H 14 cm
Material: recycled glass
Made in: Oaxaca, Mexico
Designer: Studio Xaquixe
Artisans: Eli Barrita y Sebastián Cruz
About The Designer
Studio Xaquixe is a glass workshop founded in 2002 by Salime Harp Cruces and Christian Thornton with the main concern of making glass blowing a sustainable and environmentally friendly project. Set on the hills of Oaxaca and made up by a small group of master-blowers, the glass studio adopts a sustainable mindset, which goes beyond recycling glass to create new pieces and covers every aspect and process involved in running the operation. Their holistic approach is based on innovation and an incredible ability to incorporate eco-friendly solutions for local problems. This includes implementing a system for collection and recycling of glass from local restaurants and hotels, to designing energy-efficient kilns using waste created by other local industries as biofuel. The end results are beautiful and colourful glass pieces inspired by nature and with a real social impact on the community and the environment.
About The Technique
Once the glass collected from local businesses is cleaned and fused, the master glassblowers start the magical process of transforming a formless blob of molten glass into a beautiful object. Using traditional glassmaking techniques, each piece is mouth-blown using a blowing pipe and finished carefully. Each piece has to pass a strict quality control process until is ready to be sold.