Hand Fabricating Process:
Fabiola collects bottles on a weekly basis from local restaurant owners; soaks them in 3 different disinfectants; peels the labels; takes off all glues and label residues with acetone; soaks them again in dishwashing liquid; let's them dry; brings them to the KILN to melt flat or into bowls with or without shaped designer molds; picks them back up from the KILN; decorates them and does 4 photo shoots per tray and bowl - alone against a wall or on a table, with the bamboo utensils, on the organza pouch and in the organza pouch and later on uses those photos in special photography apps to create a publicity portfolio for social media or hand outs or for resellers and/or boutiques/shops. From restaurants to your table.
Since bottles are randomly donated by restaurant owners of various ethnic foods and fares, glass colors vary from: clear, clear/green tone, clear/blue tone, light green, dark green, brown, dark brown and very very seldom emerald green and cobalt blue. We, therefore, can try to provide you with choices of the basic glass colors of these trays and bowls, however, we can not guarantee that these colors will be available in stock and may have to be randomly assigned as supplies are available. You can make your choice of glass colors from the drop down box.
Wine, Water, Liquor Bottle Brands are definitely not within our control to stock your favorite ones since bottles are randomly donated by restaurant owners of various ethnic foods and fares and as such, for example, a French restaurant may provide water and wine and Champagne bottles, whereas a Mexican restaurant will provide tequila bottles, etc..., therefore, we can not provide you with choices of the the brands these trays and bowls were made from. They will be randomly assigned as supplies are available.
is done randomly depending on how the bottles melted and created space to glue pieces such as: Indian beads, sand glass, mosaic tiles, half marbles and stones. Some trays and bowls are left without these additional decorations. Choices vary too much to order specific custom orders and it is also difficult to always find the same supplies of decorative pieces. You may choose from the drop down box: Decorated or Non-decorated.
Designer molds are also used as a decorative pattern on the back of the bottles and imprint into the back of the glass as it melts in/on the designer molds in the kiln.
- There are no designer molds for the small size beer bottles.
- Designer molds for large and extra large flat trays are of: Ocean species scenery, Koi Fish, Dragonflies, Tree of Life 1 and Sailboat with Lighthouse.
- Designer molds for large and extra large bowls are of: the Tree of Life 2, Welcome with a Pineapple, Swirls and Dragonflies.
- New designer molds may be purchased and used and will be added to the lists, here within.
Flat Trays with handles do not come with Designer Molds applications.
These particular GLASS creations are the Large Flat Glass Tray LFGT; Large Glass Bowl LGB. They are made from 0.75 CL - 1 Liter wine and liquor bottles.
Large Flat Glass Tray LFGT: you can serve a cheese, cold cuts (charcuterie), sushi, lox, etc... on this one.
Large Glass Bowl LGB: you can serve condiments such as relish, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, chutney, jam, olives, small pickles... You can also use it for saucy items such as dangle shrimp on the edges and cocktail sauce in the middle, turn your corn on the cob in butter, sautéed veggies or scallops, cole slaw, macaroni salad, potato salad, tuna/chicken/shrimp/crab/lobster salads in mayonnaise, salsa, dips, cranberry sauce, mozzarella sticks, pigs in a blanket, fruit salad, pudding, ice cream... You can also use it as a spoon rest while cooking.
We have another mold for flat trays that creates a handle at the neck of the bottle. To distinguish it from the other Large Flat Glass Tray LFGT, we call it Large Flat Glass Tray with a handle LFGTWH. It is made from the same 0.75 CL - 1 Liter large wine and liquor bottle size. The mold is flat (no design) and angles up by the neck of the bottle and flattens out to create such a handle. This tray, too, can be for charcuterie, cheese, sushi and easier to carry around.
We are not equipped to package and ship, therefore, pick up arrangements can me made by appointment only. Please email at: [email protected]
Instructions to keep your GLASS Trays and Bowls clean and safe from breaking:
DO NOT USE in/on: Ovens, Toaster Ovens, Stovetops of any kind, Microwaves and Freezers.
You may refrigerate a food to keep it cold and fresh before serving for a party, but not overnight or for numerous days.
AVOID dropping (SHATTER CRACK) or even stacking to clean up the table.
DO NOT soak in water or put into dishwasher because glued decorations will eventually peal off.
Quick hand wash ONLY with warm/not too hot water with a drop of mild dishwashing soap.
DO NOT store in "that cabinet" above the microwave or the oven or even the refrigerator that always gets warm...
Store away in a safe cabinet or drawer in your kitchen or dining area/furniture where you do not overload on top or inside the tray and/or bowl.