These delicate songbirds are capturing the attention of our fellow Richmonders quickly. A popular staple on the shelves of our shop, these birds are hand blown and formed using borosilicate glass. For those of you not up to date on your glass chemistry (don’t worry - you’re in good company) the borosilicate glass you may be most familiar with is pyrex. We glassmakers like to use it when making things that will be seeing some heat fluctuations (laboratory glass or pipes) but also for things that are going to be incredibly delicate looking - the added strength of pyrex helps make these delicate items a little more resilient. This is all to say that they are slightly stronger than they appear.
Made down the road in Norfolk, VA by our lovely friends running the Chrysler Museum’s Perry Glass Studio, we love stocking seasonal colors along with a constant collection of Alma’s favorite color, lavender.
Select your preferred color and gesture of Songbird to add to your glass collection and then impress your friends with your glass knowledge!
Every handmade piece at Alma’s is a story of its craft.