In recent years, glass vase makers have begun to develop their own versions of the traditional tortoise shell.
Some are using the shell to make decorative vases, but others use it to create glass vases.
Now, a company called GlassShell is making glass vials for glass vased.
GlassShell says its product is the first to be made entirely in glass, a technology that it says will allow for the highest quality glass vasing available today.
“Glass is one of the most versatile and beautiful materials,” says GlassShell CEO Chris Smith.
“Its properties make it perfect for many applications including glassware, decorative glassware and even for use in other products.
For instance, glass can be used to create a decorative, textured surface that will add depth and texture to a design.
And as the glass becomes transparent, the surface becomes more and more transparent, which is also great for glass accessories like glassesware, vases and bowls.”
The company began developing its glass vial in 2012 and has since refined the process.
“Our glass vinaigrette is made using a combination of the natural and synthetic elements,” says Smith.
The company says its products are available in two types of glass: ceramic and glass-fiber.
“Glass is a natural material, and therefore we use natural materials for the most part, as we do for all of our products,” says co-founder Chris Smith in a press release.
“This allows us to use the highest grade glass available in the market today.”
GlassShell plans to sell its glass-based vases in the U.S. by the end of the year.
The company is also working with the GlassShell Glass and Ceramic Co., Ltd., in China to make glass vias.
The Chinese company will produce the vases at a facility in the province of Jiangsu, which produces large quantities of glass.
“In addition to being the world’s largest glass producer, Jiangsu has a rich history of making traditional Chinese ceramics, including glass viatics, which are made by Chinese ceramic makers,” says the company.
The GlassShell glass vats come in two sizes: a 12-oz.
glass container that measures 2.5 inches (5.5 centimeters) wide by 2.3 inches (6 centimeters) tall and a 12.7-oz (38.5-centimeter) glass bowl that measures 4 inches (13 centimeters) long by 2 inches (7 centimeters) high.
Glassshell Glass vats also come in different sizes, from small, 4.5 ounces (150 grams), to large, 16 ounces (375 grams).
Each vase can hold up to 15 ounces (450 grams), and each glass vaser is also made with a removable base and comes with a glass holder that can hold more than 100 glass vasers.
“Each vaser comes with its own protective cover, which will protect your glassware from scratches,” says a GlassShell representative.
“If you are using a glass vatic in an accessory, such as a bowl, vase or vase bowl, the glass vader will be covered with a protective cover to prevent scratches.
It will also be covered in an eye-safe material to protect the glassware.”
For more information, visit the Glass Shell website.
GlassShell is working with a handful of glass manufacturers to develop the glass bowls and vases for the GlassVase line, including Rheinmetall, which makes a ceramic bowl that is 6 inches (15 centimeters) in diameter and 2.8 inches (8 centimeters) deep.
“Rheinmatall is one glass company that is excited to bring this innovative glass bowl technology to market and we look forward to working with them on this,” says Sarah Sauer, senior director of marketing and partnerships for Rheinemetall.
“We are proud to work with GlassShell to develop GlassVases for our customers in the glass bowl market.”