Every year a special item is crafted at the Jamestown Glasshouse to celebrate glass blowing traditions established in 1608. This year’s special item is the Hand Blown Claw Beaker!
An adaptation of more traditional conical beakers, our Claw Beaker has four claw shaped handle embellishments attached to the outer surface. The claw embellishments are made by applying hot gobs of molten glass to the outer surface and then blowing them into shape through the beaker wall, drawing them out with pincher tool and reattached to the surface. The ridges on the beaker wall are made using single spiraling lengths of molten glass to further display the versatility found in the glassblowing craft.
Great for use around your home or office as a festive decoration, vase, or cup, it holds historical accuracy of early Colonial glass as green is the natural color of glass and believed to be the only color made at Jamestown during the Colonial era.
Individually hand blown, this item is subject to slight irregularities giving each one their own characteristics and personality. All orders will possess the distinctive mark on the bottom, called a pontil, as well as a unique number and the year of production.
- Approximately 9” tall
- All Jamestown Glasshouse produced pieces are hand-blown and crafted by local artisans
- Made in the USA
- Profits support the National Parks Service
- Do not put this item in a dishwasher or oven. It is temperature sensitive