Blown, Sculpted & Casted Glass

Repurposing window or bottle glass is tricky because it’s not designed for hand work, it’s originally made for a machine. And then there’s the colouring factor. If you’re working with various sources of glasses, you need strong colouring agents which we achieve by adding different chemicals to our furnaces to produce unique results.

Melting tinted office window glass yields a chic grey; wine bottles give shades of olive to emerald; & plain scrap window glass results in a classic recycled aqua. Adding exclusive colour powders from Germany to clear glass offers reds, yellows, purples and pinks.

Anselm's glassblowers like to make complicated objects, using tricks from the Italian masters to manifest organised colours & shapes like stripes, dots, rings (murrine) and lines into what they’re making. As recycled glass stiffens so quickly, the team must work magnitudes faster with this medium. But Anselm believes that the results are worth it, giving each of Kitengela Hot Glass’s blown pieces an authentic artisanal feel.

Contact office@kitengela.com, or call +254 (0)720 330 887.

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