Virginia and Tony create the stunning Blue Filigrana Drinking Glass at their glassblowing studio in Halton Hills, On. Virginia’s Blown Filigrana Drinking Glasses are collectible. They are a classic size and hold several ice cubes and a good amount of your favourite beverage.
Filigrana glass is a combination of one or more colors of glass canes. The canes are picked up on the surface of the glass and manipulated and swirled. This creates a distinct pattern on the surface of the glass. Every piece produced is unique. The patterns can be similar but never identical.
Virginia selects the glass rods carefully to match in size, twist and pattern. The canes are held up in a metal mould where they are carefully oriented. They are preheated with a powerful torch, then Virginia then picks them up on the surface of the glass. She then manipulates and twists them to create a gorgeous swirl around the body of the cup.
Glass masters Filippo and Bernardo Catani invented the Ancient glass making techniques used in this process in 1526. This elaborate pattern making technique was laborious and difficult to perform. Filigrana Glass was rare. This made it suitable for only the uppermost tables of society. It was befitting of Kings and Queens at the time.
This elaborate and beautiful form of Filigrana Glass is responsible for the fame of Murano style glass today. It is scarce and difficult of acquire.
BTW, these glasses are multi functional and can also be used for a vase for your favourite garden flowers. Your Blue Filigrana Drinking Glass will come in a gift box with an artist card.