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Momo Glassworks

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We are both auto-didacts. Our work with glass evolved out of a shared interest for art and Rosario’s practical experience after 2 years of studio work in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is also the sum of our wanderings and cultural origins.

The technique behind the work of Momo Glassworks is a complex process of painting the glass with enamel oxides, layering with metal inclusion such as copper and mica, and fusing the glass in a kiln. The majority of our enamels are "home-made" — that is, we mix raw metal oxides and frit them down, in the ages old way, with a porcelain mortar and pestle. Preparing our own colors grants us greater control over hue, opacity and texture. It also creates a special intimacy with the work.

Most of the pieces in our Glass Canvas line are made with 100% reclaimed window glass. This kind of glass is initially made on beds of molten tin, so it retains a thin layer of tin on its surface that makes it un-recycleable afterwards. Transforming this material into jewelry is a daily miracle in our work — we strongly believe in re-using materials, and incorporating as little precious metal into our jewelry as possible.