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Anything that makes our humble spice cabinet feel like a wonderfully witchy apothecary is all right with us. Whether you use these perfectly imperfect spice jars for bay leaves, Sichuan peppercorns, or a little eye of newt (Ottolenghi often calls for that, right?) their hand-blown bubbles and air-tight cork stopper make them as lovely as they are functional. As with all good things, these are excellent for corralling so much more than spices + medicinals. Salves, feathers, treasures, jewels...any precious little thing you'd like to keep safe and visible. Sans cork makes a sweet little bud vase in a pinch.
About the maker: Hand-blown in a second-generation woman-run furnace in a small town in Jalisco called Tonala, each piece is individually crafted by a team of three glass blowers working in an open air studio using only recycled glass stock. Picture bougainvillea hanging over the finishing kiln. These pieces are both elegant and bohemian, simple and classic, made to be used, and loved. While the handblown glass can handle the occasional all-night party in the dishwasher, we like to hand wash ours to be on the safe side.