Handblown Glass Tumblers
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Glasses at the heart of a community.
Each of these pieces is part of the Shelter Collection, designed in Charleston, South Carolina and produced by a team of artisans in Star, North Carolina. After the closing of a factory in Star left a large portion of the town unemployed, nonprofit STARworks used the vacant building to start a full-scale ceramics and glassblowing studio, reviving the community economy by drawing artisans and craftspeople from all over the world. The Shelter Collection is a testament to the power of art in rebuilding communities.
Classic and clear, smoky and sultry, or bright blue as a summer sky: which glass are you? Whatever your color, each glass is hand blown to achieve an unexpected domed shape and their surface has a slight ribbed effect, created as the blower forms the shape of the glass. These textured stunners, available in tall or short sizes, are ready for any kind of table, from a casual Friday look to Sunday night festivities.
Photography by Rocky Luten
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Star, North Carolina
Sold individually. Short is 2.6" H x 2.75" in diameter and holds 8 ounces; Tall is 4.25" H x 3" in diameter and holds 16 ounces.
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Meet the Maker
The Shelter Collection is a partnership with STARworks, a nonprofit that works to revive local economies in rural areas through art and design. Each ceramic and glass piece is handmade in Star, North Carolina, where the local economy was decimated with the 2001 closing of a hosiery factory that employed a large portion of the city’s population. STARworks helped turn the factory into a destination for artisans, drawing craftspeople from all over the world, and in turn providing the community of Star the opportunity to start small businesses to support the influx. The Shelter Collection's stunning pieces are a testament to the power of art in rebuilding communities.View Full Profile
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