Blown Glass

Blown Glass



The old technique of blown glass, emigrates from Puebla, to Mexico City and then to Jalisco in the early twentieth century, although it begins in Guadalajara, is mainly developed in Tlaquepaque and Tonalá. Intrinsic art in the creation and modeling of bubbles in molten glass, and gradual heat. Technique that made possible the frequent use of this material of great hardness and fragility at the same time, taking to all areas the painstaking work of skilled craftsmen in the creation of jewels, candelabra, ornaments, glasses, vases, artistic and useful. Expressions of art of great perfection, and dexterity, present in each workshop that are elaborated. Craftsmen who accurately take care of every detail when specifying their traditional or innovative creations, as demanded by the interested party.

Artisan: Familia Martín
Tonalá, Jalisco, México



Text by: Laura Landeros Zuno.
Translation from spanish: Alejandra Vázquez.
Sources: Grandes Maestros del Arte Popular, Primera reimpresión, 2001, Fomento Cultural Banamex, México, D.F., http://artesdemexico.com, http://www.mexicodesconocido.com, https://sites.google.com/site/rechazadoyembutidodemetales/, http://www.buenastareas.com/ensayos/Rechazado-De-Metales/2701763.html, https://bifea.revues.org/4057?lang=en, http://www.piteadofino.com/piteado_fino_113.htm.