Inspired by his godfather’s collection of antique Georgian glasses, Simon created the Ascutney Collection’s simple, elegant, perfectly balanced barware. One of his first creations was his version of the ideal Irish whiskey glass, and the line has grown to include this clean-lined mug, with its substantial handblown glass handle. Ideal for hot toddies, mulled cider or for a clear view on unfurling tea leaves.
What makes a second?
The heat of the room, the hum of the furnace, the weight of the tools... a glassblowing studio is itself a living, breathing thing, in which even the world’s most masterful craftspeople can expect variations in the work they create.
Unlike mass-produced design, handmade pieces yield divergent outcomes, owing to even the smallest differences in conditions. A change in breath, a flick of the wrist or a shift of foot can and will affect the final product.
Unique beauty lives in imperfection. Each Seconds piece captures a moment of the human hand at work, where unique conditions lead to slight variations and differences, preserved in glass. The quality and functionality aren’t inferior to firsts, but rather, a thoughtful option for those who value character and an organic quality to their household objects.