Whirlwind Paperweight is mouth blown by skilled artisans.The bell shape of our beautiful glass Whirlwind Paperweight is reminiscent of Atlantic tornadoes frequently seen off the east coast of the America. The tiny white bubbles create the shape of a sea nettle swimming in the ocean. All glass items are handmade and can therefore vary slightly in dimension.
Handblown Glass making
Glassblowing is a passion, it is all about timing. How long you heat, the time you have to shape the object before it hardens and knowing when to stop!
Our experienced studio glassblowers are known as Gaffers. They’re calm and focused and keep working. Even withstanding extremely high temperatures, they don’t lose concentration for a second and have a steady hand too.
The Objet Luxe glass collection was born out of our love of the Jurassic Coast in the South West of England. Inspired by long winter walks on empty beaches with huge skies watching the constantly changing moods of the sea and sky.Many of our handblown glass pieces are held in stock and ready for immediate delivery, the actual quantity in stock is shown on the product page. If you select an item that is showing as not in stock or available on back order it will be handmade for you and delivered as soon as possible. Currently such items will be delivered within 5 – 6 weeks of the date of purchase.
Made from hand blown glass, this solid paperweight is makes a perfect addition to any desk or study.
Made in the UK.
Width: 9.5 cm
Height: 9.5 cm
Weight: 1.3 kg
Objet Luxe Glass vases and pendant lights are handmade and blown in the traditional way. It will last for many years and retain its original beauty with the minimum amount of need to clean. We recommend occasional wiping of the surface with a damp (not soaked) soft clean cloth or cotton wool and then blot dry using soft paper towelling and leave to thoroughly air dry. Only clean one item at a time, remove jewellery and rings that could scratch the glass during the cleaning process and never use detergents. If your glass has any metal mounts, avoid getting water in crevices where it may cause corrosion. Silver mounts may have been lacquered to prevent tarnishing, so avoid using solvents when cleaning.
Make it special with
Whether you choose to add classic initials, a special message or a memorable date, you can create a truly individual gift for someone special. As individuals, we have been engraving, carving and decorating for thousands of years, to create something special. It was the European jewellery goldsmiths in middle ages, who developed the technique of engraving onto metalwork. Today the method and technique is essentially still the same.Learn More >