Thames Glass Collection

Thames Glass Collection

The Thames Glass Collection from Lulu Harrison includes a jug, 2 vases and 2 unique glasses. This special glassware is made using local and waste materials sourced in and around the River Thames, including local river sands, wood ashes and waste quagga mussel shells sourced from Thames Water. Inspired by vessels throughout glass history, this collection is made using a sand local to London which was thought to have been used in the medieval period.

Lulu is a Geo Alchemist Glass Artist and researcher in sustainable material development, she creates glass artefacts inspired by primitive glass making and with as little impact on the environment as possible. By combining crafts, design, and science, her work seeks to redefine the meaning of ‘luxury.’

Glass blowers: Sacha Delabre and Rosie Power.

Image shows (left to right) Thames Glass Goblet, Wine Glass, Pearl Vase (large), Pearl Jug, Pearl Vase (medium).

Material: Hand-blown glass using a mould (colour source is local sand)
cm: From Height 16 to 26cm
inches: Height 6.3in Diameter 10.2in
Care Instructions: Clean by hand with soap & water

Price: This collection comprises of one-off pieces which are now sold and not repeatable. Please enquire to be added to a waiting list to hear of Lulu's new work when it becomes available.

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From raw material to molten glass, Lulu is involved in every stage of the glass-making process. From sourcing the materials to working with glass blowers to create beautiful artefacts. There are several stages of sourcing and production that go into the making of Thames Glass.

Thames Glass is made using local river sands, wood ash, and waste quagga mussel shells sourced from Thames Water. Each of these materials contributes towards the basic chemical components needed within glassmaking.
Once processed by hand, the glass is melted, blown and shaped into the desired shapes working with skilled glassblowers, and then placed into the kiln to anneal.