Almost all LSA International glassware is handmade. This means that each product is individually mouthblown and hand-finished by skilled artisans. The techniques used to make glass by hand have not essentially changed for 2000 years.
LSA's designs are brought to life by some of the world’s most talented craftsmen, located in Poland - a country with a long and rich heritage in glass, porcelain and wood production. Their skills have been refined and perfected over several generations and the process continues to evolve as we explore new techniques.
With the exception of the recycled glassware range, Mia, all LSA handmade glass is produced from soda-lime glass - which is lead free, unlike crystal.
The ingredients are made up primarily of sand, soda ash and lime. Creating the 'recipe' and mixing the ingredients scientifically in the correct proportions is a skilled task and ensures that the texture, consistency, colour and clarity of the finished piece is exactly as desired.
The mixture is heated up to several hundred degrees centigrade in a gas-fired kiln. Occasionally, bubbles of air can get trapped within the molten glass during this process and it is these than can sometimes be seen in the finished product - a normal and acceptable part of the process of handmade, mouthblown glass.