Small Melted Glass Terrarium
This lovely small melted glass terrarium is made from coffee wood and recycled glass and would be perfect for a multitude of purposes- they look incredible when used as terrariums, filled with succulents and small pebbles or even with short stemmed flowers.
Whilst travelling in Indonesia one of the team stumbled upon a small Family run Artisan craft industry. The family collect waste glass, mainly from the local bars and restaurants in the area, some of it is simply found washed up onto the beaches. They then recycle the glass into new hand blown vessels.
The Father who was a master carver of wood, had seen his business declining, as tastes were changing. He came up with an idea for a new product to sell and to achieve his dream he decided he needed to take up glassblowing. He gave up his carving and built a homemade furnace, teaching himself the art of glass blowing. After a bit of trial and error, he came up with his method and designed his own vases. The use of old glass gives the vases texture and individuality. In the past the family had collected end of life wood from the coffee plantations to carve. Even though the wood was no longer required for carving, it was still plentiful and beautiful in its own right. This wood was the other half of his plan. The Father had always loved the old Coffee Wood just as it was, gnarly and old, with years of character baked in to each piece. He thought since tastes had changed, maybe he could encourage people to see the beauty that he did, in the natural wood. He decided to simply clean up the pieces of wood and use them in their natural state.
The end result is the amazing vases that we stock, perfect in many décor styles and usable for many purposes in many rooms.
We are located throughout Norfolk, in Holt, Wells-next-the-sea and our flagship store in Norwich. Recently we have opened our new showroom in Lenwade which houses not only our warehouse but also our online branch and our furniture showroom.
We started travelling around India about 25 years ago, came home and started selling rugs and throws on a market stall before opening our first shop in 1996, followed by Wells-next-the-sea in 2004 and Norwich in 2011. We have recently opened our furniture showroom in Lenwade, which specialises in hand crafted furniture, homewares and garden décor.
We source and directly purchase our soft furnishings, home décor, and unique handmade gifts from Asian artisans and craft people, community and workers co-ops from across India, Indonesia, Thailand and most recently Vietnam.
Our new showroom in Lenwade displays all our larger items for your home and garden – from Buddha’s to beds to bars, we stock a wide range of unique items for your home and garden to give you a touch of Asia wherever you are.
We sell a wide variety of artisan goods including the following:
Soft Furnishings – Exotic Homeware – Handmade Gifts – Unique Jewellery – Colourful Tableware – Musical Instruments- A Range of Aromatics – Indoor and Outdoor Furniture – Garden Ornaments – Water Features.
And so much more!