Earlier this summer, renaissance woman Solange Knowles, through her creative group Saint Heron, released a glassware line called Small Matters Art Objects, crafted by glassblower Jason McDonald, that quickly sold out. Each piece stood out in its own way, adorned with dots, a thick stem, a wide top of the glassware sitting on a small circular piece of glass — you name it, it was done. Perhaps that’s why the interest in it was so great.
It got us to thinking about all of the unique pieces of glassware and ceramics out there, some drenched in bright colors, others etched with lines and more unique characteristics. And while there are so many kinds that are available, from Pottery Barn to Bloomingdales and on and on, including a number of them with a hefty price tag, in the spirit of the Small Matters Art Objects collection, which Knowles ensured was made by Black hands and kept Black people in mind, we were inspired. We thought we’d do some digging for more unique glasses and cups made available by Black businesses and crafted by Black hands. Here are a few gems we found. If you like them, put them in your cart asap because they’re going fast. They are one of a kind, ya know.
Catch everyone’s eyes when you pull these glasses out for a gathering. From the triangular shape to the shimmering iridescent shade, they will be the perfect glassware for your favorite spirit and to be a conversation starter.
Pottery queen Camille puts extra special care into her ceramic creations, including this tumbler. That’s probably why so many gems on her site are sold out. They are one of a kind and add character to the cabinets they reside in.