HANDMADE & MOUTHBLOWN
Almost all LSA International glassware is handmade. This means that each product is individually mouthblown and hand-finished by skilled artisans. The techniques used to make glass by hand have not essentially changed for 2000 years.
LSA designs are brought to life by some of the world’s most talented craftsmen, located in Poland - a country with a long and rich heritage in glass, porcelain and wood production. Their skills have been refined and perfected over several generations and the process continues to evolve as we explore new techniques.
With the exception of the recycled glassware range, Mia, all LSA handmade glass is produced from soda-lime glass - which is lead free, unlike crystal.
The ingredients are made up primarily of sand, soda ash and lime. Creating the 'recipe' and mixing the ingredients scientifically in the correct proportions is a skilled task and ensures that the texture, consistency, colour and clarity of the finished piece is exactly as desired.
The mixture is heated up to several hundred degrees centigrade in a gas-fired kiln. Occasionally, bubbles of air can get trapped within the molten glass during this process and it is these than can sometimes be seen in the finished product - a normal and acceptable part of the process of handmade, mouthblown glass.
Check out some of these stunning new ranges recently added to the collection.
These contemporary statement pieces have structural silhouettes, inspired by the varying shapes of chimneys. Generously proportioned and available in an assortment of colours & sizes. Chimney has instant impact when displayed on the floor or table as a sculptural piece. We have selected from the range the beautiful tealight holders (click here). For information on other pieces available please speak to one of the sales team.
Encircled with a thick glass rim, the distinctive foot adds a vintage-inspired detail to this modern collection of mouthblown candleholders. Combine the lanterns & tealight holders to create a contemporary display on the terrace, table or mantlepiece. Each piece is handmade and individually boxed. Click here to view. Please note we do not list all pieces pictured. For information on the full range please speak to one of the sales team.
A unique series of heavy, organically-shaped vases inspired by the natural geological formations of ore, lava and salt. Individually crafted by skilled artisans, the décors are hand-applied and layered within the glass, making each vase one of a kind. These statement decorative objects are available in two sizes. To view the complete range click here.
A thread of clear, coloured or handpainted glass adds stylish detail to the base of these hollow-stemmed flutes, designed for prosecco and sparkling drinks. Ideal for parties as well as casual gatherings, this handmade glass collection includes sets combining flutes (click here) with a bucket for chilling bottles and a segmented dish for nibbles or drinks garnishes.(please ask one of the sales team for more details).
Ideal for entertaining & tastings, the Nomad collection offers a unique way to serve spirits, mixed drinks and beer. Glasses and coasters slot into the portable plywood holders for simple storage and original presentation. Available with clear or coloured glasses. We have selected the vodka sets (click here) for details of the full range please speak to one of the sales team.