Crafting beautiful glass and stemware is as much an art as it is a science. Ferm Living believes serious craftsmanship is needed at every step of the process when making the Ripple Series. A process with several different working procedures, which can take up to 24 hours depending on the complexity of the glass.
With the aid of a blowpipe, every single glass is mouth-blown into a mould, while the blower puffs air through a long thin pipe to expand the glass into the desired size and shape. From this point, the glasses undergo a process to ensure they retain the envisioned shape. Finished pieces are placed to cool down at a safe temperature. Glass that is not properly cooled can be dangerous as it may shatter due to thermal stress. After this, a laser cuts the rim, and a wet coarse-grit grinding disc grinds down the sharp edges. Every ripple is carefully cleaned three times before the final quality check.
As every single Ripple glass is mouth-blown, each piece is unique and none are 100% identical, as the glassblower influences the final result through the amount of glass and air pressure he or she uses during the blowing.