Functional art emulating life! Hand blown chrome glass vessel reflecting the surrounding environment. Our Chrome Glass Heart bottles are the result of a joint endeavor and in the course of product development bonded our immediate family to our extended family of artisans. An alliance that required years of technical design alterations in glass blowing, mold making, and artisanal iron work. More about the process of their creation and sustainable glass blowing is listed below. Currently available in 2 sizes Small and Medium.
The glass heart should not be used for holding nor serving drinkable liquids. Suggested uses- urn for ashes, flowers, diffuser for essential oils and potpourri.
Medium 15"h x 7"w x 8"deep
Small 13"h x 4"w x 6"deep
*Measurements include stand, glass heart, with flower cap on top.
About This Zenwaro™ Original Design.
Beautiful glass hearts forged from recycled grass bottle rests wonderfully within a hand forged iron vine stand, that is hand painted in satin / flat finish. The chrome glass heart appearance comes for mercury paint that is added after the molten glass cools to room temperature. A hand forged Iron Flower Crown / Cap sits atop the Mercury heart. The flower cap is fitted with a cork that tightly fits into the neck of the glass heart, and completes this recycled work of art. The glass sculpture comes in small and medium sizes.
The iron vine stand in which the Mercury Heart sits, is hand-forged by our talented blacksmiths. It consists of multiple 1/4" thick solid steel bars are cut into specific sizes then heated, hammered, welded, and sculpted to hold each heart naturally as though vines have grown around the heart.
Artisan Glass Blowing, Sustainably.
If the design of our Chrome Glass Heart bottles have caught your eye, this may be because it is a Zenwaro original design. This artisan made sculpture is a perfect gift for those who believe that the beauty that is developed and practiced within will reflect outwards. Glass that is recycled in the artisan cities of Central Mexico get a second chance to become a beautiful gift of admiration.
Our fair trade artisans utilize recycled glass that is delivered by the truckload from local recycling yards. Mounds of discarded bottles and other glass articles are transferred into the studio then lightly clean, crush, and heated the glass in large kilns where temperatures reach 1500*F. The artisans then pour the hot glass into our signature designed heart shaped molds. The chrome glass appearance will appear slightly different on each heart, ensuring no 2 hearts are exactly the same.
The story behind our Chrome Glass Heart bottles is very interesting and worth a read. From The Ashes