There is something so beautiful about handmade items. Maybe part of their beauty comes from living in a fast-paced, machine-driven world where quantity and speed seem to dominate. Anymore, the art of making something with your two hands almost seems uncommon, lost. But generations ago, making goods by hand was the norm, the tried-and-true way of crafting something of quality.
That is what makes our newest products so special.
It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Mosser Glass. This family-owned and -operated business resides in our neck of the woods, in good old Ohio where they continue a 40+ year tradition of making hand-pressed glass. Yep, by hand.
Their glassware ranges from kitchen tools and dinnerware to stunning lamps and lights. And just like most handmade goods, this glassware comes with a rich tradition that makes it even more impressive.
Making the Glass
Made in the USA, each piece is crafted following a time-honored method – from using cast iron molds to polishing and annealing the glass.
What’s so interesting about the whole process (and equally impressive) is the detail that goes into it.
After the cast iron molds are properly heated, a person called the gatherer brings the glass out of the furnace. Then, the molten glass is pressed into the pattern of the cast iron molds.
But it doesn’t stop there. There’s the hardening process, where they let the glass properly cool. Then polishing and annealing (which the latter takes 3.5 hours alone!). Every step ensures that you get a product that you’ll love. And it’s why their glassware is so stunning.
Take a look…
Vintage-Style Salt and Pepper Shakers
You can find our full selection of Mosser Glass here. Enjoy!
Jenny Smith is the editor of the Country Life Blog and the Digital Content Specialist for Lehman’s. It’s not unusual to find oil lamps, canning jars and freeze-dried food on her desk. She is an avid reader, card maker and dog lover. In fact, she is currently teaching her three-year-old Golden Retriever to not take her shoes. It’s an ongoing battle.