The glass industry took in Catalonia its splendour in the 16th and 17th centuries, when there were comparable parts at the best Venetian models. In addition to the utilitarian objects, the Catalan glassworkers made an infinite number of small decorative objects, which were sold the first of January of each year in the fair of the glass that was being held at the Paseo del Borne (Barcelona). The most important Catalan manufacturing was the Mataró (Barcelona) along with other populations of Catalonia.
All our designer goblets are made by hand using ancient techniques. For its elaboration, procedure of blowing is used. This technique of artisanal production of glass objects, basically consists of the creation of bubbles in molten glass. These bubbles are obtained by injecting air through a long metal tube, by blowing through the other end, a system similar to that used to make soap bubbles, giving rise to a hollow sphere whose quick and skilful manipulation of the glazier leads to the desired shape.
For the preparation of a piece of glass, it is necessary an adequate choice of raw materials, but each original model is born from the imagination of a designer who, together with the technique provided by the expert glassblower, giving rise to a piece that combines expertise and design.
Depending to the piece, you may need an additional retouch, require rotation, or oscillation of the glass and require the use of simple tools or special molds for final finishing. If you want to get a colored glass, this is achieved by the presence of some combination of one or more metal compounds that give the desired tone. After the bake the piece, moves on to the finishing process in which the piece is decorated using various techniques from painted or engraved.