It never seems to amaze me how much I continue to learn about glassybaby. How can one simple product have so much depth? The name, the height, the color, each hue more unique than the next. During our monthly managers meeting today, I learned even more about these one-of-a-kind vessels that have been working so hard in my life for the last five years.
Each glassybaby is created by hand (eight in fact) and born in the usa, a citizen of the world. But what comes before it’s born? Where does glassybaby color come from? Brilliant Raya, one of our glass artists turned master of quality control goddess, honored us with her presence in the meeting and wow, she is fascinating. The art and science of glass come so naturally to her, I feel like we are truly blessed to have her in our little glassybaby family. She talked with us today about our unique color bars and how sometimes, when a color doesn’t come out like “it should” that we shouldn’t look at this as a mistake, but rather we should embrace it as just another great layer in the beauty that is a glassybaby. So, so brilliant. So, so glassybaby.
She told us about some of the many factors that determine how the color comes out, some controllable, some not. Things like the humidity, the barometric pressure, the amount of manganese being as little as a teaspoon less making a shade of purple a totally different shade of purple than the last time it was made. Even the moon!…well, maybe not the moon as far as we know, but it’s a fun notion to play with nonetheless. I’d bet that in some way or another the moon has an effect on glassybaby color. And after the supermoon’s of late (see above picture of the last one in case you missed it), I think I’ll go ahead and believe in that, true or not.
Just some fun stuff to keep in mind the next time you see a glassybaby color that’s a little different looking than the last time you saw it. It’s unique, it’s one-of-a-kind, just like you