Why is La Soufflerie a charity and why are we thankful for all of the wonderful people we work with?
The art of handmade glass is a tough job. It takes at least ten years to know how to create one of the bottles we design. It is an art passed on from generation to generation. Why is this? Because we are 100% mouth blown. No machines, no intervention. Just the artisan and the melted glass.
Being in front of an oven that is 1200 degrees is only for the hardest of workers.
Recreating the same object over and over again with no help from any machinery is an acquired patience.
The glass blowers we work with are our mentors. Day after day, week after week of blowing the perfect prototype and the perfect glass that you can drink out of. Devoted and never doubting our designs or our philosophy; They accompany us in our dream of keeping glass blowing alive.
It is with profound respect that we work with these amazing artisans. This is why we want to “give back”. We give back our proceeds, we invest in new ovens, new materials and supplies. And our mission is to educate and form new glass blowers to keep this ancient tradition alive. A tradition that is not only 100% sustainable and ecological but that also creates jobs.
We thank all the people we work with: our recycled glass suppliers, the workers in the studio that upkeep our ovens, the talented glass artists that blow our glasses and our faithful studio crew that washes each object when it comes out of the oven.
Today we want to give thanks to our amazing team of glass blowers.
Thank you for your hard work, your devotion, your amazing work in the hardest working conditions. Thank you for your cut hands, your burnt fingers, your smiles and your trust. You are what makes La Soufflerie what it is today !