Glassware: An art that takes 20 years to master
Meet Javier H. Guiterrez Espinosa
Javier’s longtime career in glassblowing was by chance. Despite growing up in Guadalajara - just nine miles from Tonala - the first time he visited the town was when he was 22 year old. He stumbled upon a closed glass factory whose owners were ready to scrap it. Young, enthusiastic, visionary Javier convinced them to reopen it, and then started learning and experimenting with glass techniques. After years of hard work, he was able to pay for the land and factory.
Sharing the Art of Glassblowing
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Javier now works with the talented artisans on his team, including his sons, to produce new and beautiful pieces while incorporating new skills and creative ideas. Javier has always loved the thrill of a mistake that ends up producing new colors, techniques, and other surprising results. Verve Culture is proud to partner with this team of dedicated and loyal artisans who excel every day in their craft.