Lino Tagliapietra-Renowned Venetian Glass Artist:
‘Glass is a wonderful material. Even when it is cool, it is still moving.
It is connected with fire and water, it is so natural. Glass is my life’
About Solavia Fine Glassware
It All Begins Here - April 2013
Maggie and Darius set about starting Solavia Fine Glassware in 2013.
We discovered our passion for the natural product, and so we embarked on an exciting journey of learning about handcrafted glassware.
Solavia Fine Glassware is a family run business and it is dedicated to sourcing best quality home glassware and tableware range. We are proud to have built a passionate and dedicated team to help you to discover and share our passion for natural, handcrafted glassware.
Do you love family gatherings and cooking for your loved ones? Great! We have a beautiful range of glass trifle bowls, condiment dishes and wine glasses.
Are you here because you’re organising a wedding? Congratulations! We've got everything you need to style your bridal or a wedding party. We've got stunning reversible, clarinet vases for elaborate flower arrangements.
Perhaps you are wondering how to make your Mum feel special. We have got handcrafted vases for single stems and flower bouquets.
If you are looking for a retirement gift, we've got you covered there, too. Why not get a decanter crystal set and engrave it for this personal touch. Did I mention that we can personalise the glassware as well?
If you're looking for any life changing occasion stuff, we offer a variety of glassware gifts for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Christmas to name a few. If you're not looking for any life changing occasion stuff, and you just want to decorate your home or you just want to gift yourself, we've got this covered, too. Glass apples and pears make a great home centrepiece filled with flowers or sweets.
If you’re still stuck for ideas though, feel free to drop us a line and we'll see what we can do!
Some of our customers include…
We are delighted to have a range of customers including The White Stuff, Longcross Studios, Chanel, Twinings, Dolce & Gabbana, Harrods, The Oblix Restaurant in The Shard, Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen, Dunhill and Estee Lauder to name a few.
We were also thrilled to be awarded the Small Business Sunday Award by Dragon Den’s Theo Paphitis in June 2016. We tweeted our story to #SBS and much to our joy we had been chosen! In November 2017, we were a Finalists in Retail Business of the Year at the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards. In 2018 we won Pride of Rugby Award sponsored by WASPS Coventry for Small Business of the Year.
What is Handcrafted Glassware?
It is glassware created using traditional handmade techniques. Glassmaking techniques utilised to craft our glassware can be traced back to 3500 B.C in Mesopotamia. For centuries, the methods and technologies of glass working were kept secret-the Venetians sent assassins to chase down errant glassmakers wanting to trade their mysterious skills abroad. In the late 19th century, the work of the great artist industrialists such as Tiffany, Galle and Lalique drew attention to the artistic possibilities of the glass.
Nowadays, these skills are passed from generation to generation. The glass making artisan can shape and craft glass to create unique and individual designs.
Why are There Bubbles in the Glass?
Some of the special characteristics of the traditional glassmaking process used to create your product include small air bubbles, surface waves and slight misalignments in the glass. During the glassmaking process, bubbles of air can get trapped within the molten glass and these can be seen in the finished product - a normal and acceptable part of the process of handmade, hand blown glass.
Is Glassware Environmentally Friendly?
Our glassware has been carefully designed to keep environmental impact as low as possible. Glassware, as well as our packaging, is 100% recyclable and FSC compliant. In addition to this, we strive to ship and deliver your glassware from our warehouse using a carbon neutral courier.
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Can I Change or Cancel my Order?
It is no problem to cancel or amend your order, just give us a call on 01926 632843 or send us an email here as soon as possible so we can help you to sort it out.
What Payments Methods do you Accept?
We use PayPal and can accept most commonly used cards such as Visa and Mastercard. It is also possible to buy now, pay later using the Klarna payment option.
What are Delivery Times?
Our standard delivery courier services take 2-4 days. Our expedited delivery is 24h (excludes delivery on Saturday or Sunday) if ordered before 1pm. If you order on Friday and choose expedited delivery, it will be delivered on Monday. If you wish for your order to be delivered on Saturday, please get in touch with us.
My item has not Arrived, yet?
If you have not received your order after the delivery period has ended, please get in touch with us either by phone on 01926 63284 or send us an email here.
Refunds and Returns
Please see our returns and refund policy.
‘Bought as a gift for my Dad. Really pleased with the quality. Chunky and solid glasses and decanter. He has it on 'show' at home without the whisky in, we bought him!'
'Perfect delivery and exactly what I was looking for. A great feature for my new house'.
'We received the beautiful Solavia handmade glass footed cake stand and we were really pleased with it, the picture is good but it actually doesn't capture how really gorgeous, it is so spectacular. The company were also very accommodating and went beyond to ensure that this item reached us in time for a very special event their kindness was very much appreciated... A fabulous product I would recommend with no hesitation and shall enjoy using often '
'Good morning Maggie. Just thought I would let you know that the candles you sent to Copenhagen for me have arrived safely and are greatly admired. Thanks again for your help in this matter.
'My only complaint is that I can't stop buying from you (smile)! At the moment I am waiting for my fourth delivery. Your items are beautiful and addictive! Have a good day and kind regards, Bibi '
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