The Making Of: Glass Demijohn Bowls


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Our customers are always asking us how our products are made and we never grow tired of sharing the process. So much so, that we have created a monthly blog series to dive deeper into the handcrafted techniques that bring Europe2You products straight to your door. Today, we are discussing the making of our signature Demijohn Glass Bowls. Do you know how they’re made? 

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In order to understand the creation of our bowls or any of our signature products, you must first realize that we never want any materials to go to waste during production. Because our resources are sustainable, we want to ensure that all of our practices are, as well. We start by taking our classic Demijohn Bottle and cutting it into two parts. These bottles were inspired by vintage carboys, once used to transport wine and spirits across Europe. The bottles boasted a wicker exterior, meant to give them support during travel. 

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Our glass demijohn bottles are similar, composed of recycled glass and mouth-blown to give them their authentic shape. The top half, once hand cut by one of our European artisans, makes the classic bell shape you see on our Demijohn Cloches, while the bottom gives the shape of our Demijohn Bowl. 

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Once cut into their organic shape, the glass bowls are then hand-finished with a copper detail and glass seal. The copper gives off a time-worn look to contrast with the otherwise contemporary nature of the bowl and seal.


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