the shelter collection

Small White Color Block Glass


Inspired by Natalie Chanins love of white, a special collaboration with Alabama Chanin, a white version of our color block glasses. These hand blown domes are each unique in shape and texture. The surface is subtly ribbed with tooling marks that are created as the maker forms the curvature of the glass. The flat bottom provides a sturdy base for your hand or table and is stamped with our logo that represents our partnership with STARworks and Alabama Chanin. The small glass can be used for wine or whiskey, holding up to an 8 oz pour. Measuring approximately 2 3/4″ wide, 2 5/8″ tall.

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Designed in Charleston, SC
Made in Star, NC


The Shelter Collection glassware is handmade using native materials in partnership with STARworks, NC, a non-profit working to revive the local economy through craft and design.  Operating out of a formally abandoned hosiery factory, each piece is individually created by a group of talented and dedicated glassblowers.  The heat of the furnaces, the labor intensive process and the delicate dance that is involved in making each piece produces an entirely different glass experience than those which are made through automated production.  Indications of the hand tooling and finishing is evident in the subtle rings that circle the top edges and variances exist between each piece.  Greater variances can be seen in the signature color blocked collection as it is unknown how the two colors will react together until the making is complete.  Each glass a unique work of art expressing a moment in time.

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