Simon Pearce GlasswareThese days, modern factories using assembly lines have replaced true craftsmanship in glassblowing; Simon Pearce follows time-honored techniques from a bygone era, utilizing the skill of small teams of glassblowers to bring you this line of lead-free, individually-crafted pieces. Taking anywhere from 2-5 years to become a master glassblower finely hones the skills of each individual, who then work in teams of two to produce each single piece of Simon Pearce glassware. Hand-blowing and hand-finishing lends each piece its own character. The pontil mark that is apparent on each piece of Simon Pearce glassware is the hallmark of its handmade nature, the trademark of true Simon Pearce quality.
The glass is a lead-free formula of silica, lime, pot ask, and barium that starts out as pellets, but begins to take new shape when heated to approximately 2400 degrees. The high-quality materials are surpassed only by the superior talent of these master artisans, resulting in some of the most beautiful, clear, and strong glassware available. Not only are these pieces designed and made to be gorgeous pieces of art, but each piece is made to be used every day. Made in the USA in Vermont and Maryland.