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The art of glass - How our glass products are made

The art of glass - How our glass products are made

It's now over 25 years since our company started creating, on its own ideas and with the help of expert and patient master glassmakers, glasses and glass goblets. Today, even in respect of the glassmaking traditions of the region that is home to us, we decided to enclose in a catalog the best that during these years we have been able to achieve.
In Tuscany in fact we find traces of the Art of glassmaking dating back to the fourteenth century concerning the furnaces of glasses and glass jars. Our collections are inspired exactly by these origins and these traditions: to bring about a better offer we need to provide to the consumer/end user some technical data.

What is glass?

Glass is obtained through a fusion process in which the glassy state is obtained by cooling a mass of components (silica sand, boric anhydride, phosphorus pentoxide, potassium nitrate, etc.) previously brought to the liquid state.
To create glass is needed a furnace that exceeds the constant tem- perature of 1400 °C, the previously mentioned substances merge and provide the glassmakers around the oven that make up the piazza, the base unit of glassmaking. To make colored glass then it will also be needed to add a bit of selenium for pink, cadmium for red, cobalt for blue, copper oxide for green; manganese oxide gives a nice deep purple, gold turns into ruby red, sulfur and cadmium become amber. The molten glass is poured into a mold, blown with the aid of a steel blowpipe called canna so that the glass insufflated into the mold gradually adheres to the walls giving the object the shape and size desired.
Glass is not the result of a simple chemical form that alone cannot explain the mystery of the transformation of the incandescent mass into a fragile object transparent and bright. This is obtained after the passage of various stages of production, in which there is only one protagonist who with his wise intervention transforms matter in a cup, jug or a pot from the most varied forms.
The craft procedure is still the same that masters used a hundred years ago and that is why some imperfections are to be interpreted by the consumer as a proof of uniqueness and quality assurance, destined to last over time.

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