Molten Glass on Wood Collection

molten glass on wood

These stunning, molten glass objects d’art bring together the best of the natural and the man-made worlds, they are earthy and chic, at the same time as being practical and spiritual. 

Each item is unique as they are made from natural sustainable Gamal wood roots and the recycled glass is shaped to fit.

molten glass on wood

Possibly the biggest thing to come out of Bali in years, these individual pieces are crafted by hand from recycled glass and Balinese Gamal wood.

The glass is hand-blown and whilst still hot, it is relaxed over a piece of Gamal root. The glass then hardens to the shape of the wood ensuring a perfect fit.

These stunning, molten glass objects d’art bring together the best of the natural and the man-made worlds, they are earthy and chic, at the same time as being practical and spiritual. 

Each item is unique as they are made from natural sustainable Gamal wood roots and the recycled glass is shaped to fit.

Bring nature inside with these absolutely beautiful (and affordable) natural works of art. They can be used for house plants, zen gardens or floating candles.

We have some ourselves – check out our Gallery, and we can also offer a range of recycled beer bottles that are well worth a look.

manufacturing molten glass on wood

Balinese molten glass on wood products are unique: a beautifully constructed blend of local craftsmanship, tradition and artistry.

Please note: Due to the handmade nature of this product, sizes and designs can vary slightly. There may also be some minor imperfections in the glass such as small bubbles and light scratches – this is normal.

manufacturing molten glass on wood

Balinese molten glass on wood products are unique: a beautifully constructed blend of local craftsmanship, tradition and artistry. Here’s a breakdown of the process:

  1. Wood Selection: Artisans use specially chosen wood with interesting shapes and textures, often opting for naturally occurring forms like roots or branches. Gamal wood is known for its durability and is a popular choice.

  2. Glass Preparation: Recycled glass is crushed and placed into a furnace where it is heated to extremely high temperatures, causing it to melt.

  3. Glass Blowing: A skilled glassblower uses a blowpipe to gather molten glass and blow it into a bubble. The glassblowers manipulate the shape using various tools and techniques.

  4. Wood and Glass Fusion: Once blown, the red-hot glass bubble is carefully brought down and positioned onto the prepared wood surface. The intense heat of the glass can slightly char the wood, creating a natural fusion between the two materials. The exact fit is determined by the unique shape of the wood.

  5. Shaping and Finishing: Depending on the desired final form, the glassblower might further shape the glass while it’s still malleable. Once cooled and solidified, the piece may undergo additional finishing touches for a polished look.

It’s important to remember that this is a traditional craft, and the exact steps might vary slightly. 

Please note: Due to the handmade nature of this product, sizes and designs can vary slightly. There may also be some minor imperfections in the glass such as small bubbles and light scratches – this is normal.

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