Our First Pop-Up Shop!

This past February we had our first pop-up shop in Paris! We had an amazing space on rue du Cherche-Midi in the 6th arrondissement. It used to be an old bookshop that still has the original interior with wood shelving and old-style window cabinets. The space was perfect for displaying our handmade glass.

Our first day open was a sunny & warm spring-like day (in the middle of winter!) and we had lots of curious folks come in, talk with us, and welcome us to the neighborhood.

Throughout the week we held a few special events…
We had a Launch Party in which Carolina Spielmann, illustrator Parisienne, drew on our windows and customized a few vases for some lucky customers! 

We had a Plaster Workshop with Sebastien Nobile of Moulage et Patine where you could make your own masterpiece to take home with you!

Valentina (one of our founders) conducted a Candle Pouring Workshop to show the techniques of how we pour our all-natural candles. Each person was able to choose a piece of La Soufflerie glass and make a candle out of it.

Kali, the founder of Grow Little, conducted a Terrarium Making Workshop. Each person was able to make & take home their own terrarium from a La Soufflerie container with Kali’s curated plants for easy care!

We also teamed up with our client L’Arbre Paris (who is located on the same street!) for a Valentine’s special in which they flowered & planted select vases & containers as gifts for loved ones on the day to celebrate love!

It was a great experience and such a successful event that we already have another Pop Up Shop planned so stay tuned for the dates!

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Candle care

Before lighting your candle, trim the wick to about 1/2-cm in length. This allows the candle to burn more slowly and also avoid unsightly black smoke marks around the edge of the glass.

Every time you burn your La Soufflerie candle, allow it to burn at least until the whole top of the candle is liquid. This will help your candle burn more evenly for each burning session.

After blowing out your candle, re-center and straighten the wick.
When using your candlestick holder, do not let the flame touch the glass. Blow the candle out once it gets close to the candle stick holder. Do not place your candle on a cool surface like marble. If the bottom of the hot candle comes in contact with a cold material, the glass may crack.

Do not burn your candle all the way down. Leave at least 1/2-cm of wax in the container to avoid cracking the bottom.Once you have finished burning your candle, hand wash with warm water and soap until the dried wax melts away. You now have a new La Soufflerie piece to use!

Cleaning care

All plaster and terracotta pieces are not suitable for use with water. You can dust each piece with a dry cloth.

General information

These are entirely made by hand and each creation is unique. Therefore, there may be a slight variation in color, texture, and size between each piece. On the base of each item, you can feel the pontil mark left by the glassblower’s cane. The presence of this mark indicates that the glass was blown freehand. This is the beauty of handmade.

Cleaning care

We do recommend handwashing as much as possible to avoid scratches from the dishwasher and to keep the glass sparkling. But, know that our glassware is dishwasher resistant and can be cleaned in the dishwasher

Colored glass

Pigmented glass is mixed into the furnace during the glassblowing. This means that the glass itself is colored instead of painted. Our glass is durable and no changes or fading occur with continued use over time.

Delivery information

Your order will be processed between 7 and 10 business days. 

Each piece is hand washed and individually, wrapped and packed with recycled materials by our team. 

Your package will include one small, La Soufflerie, cotton gift bag.

Certain items may take longer to be delivered. Please allow 2 to 3 extra weeks for delivery for Plaster products, Lamps, Candles, and Wood, these products are made to order.

If your order is placed during the weekend or on a holiday, we will begin processing it the following business day. 

For all questions or returns please refer to our FAQ.

The Nature of Handmade

Due to the hand made nature of our products each piece may differ in size, shape and color.

If you would like to complete an already existing set of glassware, please make sure you send us a picture of the glasses so that we can match the set as close as possible to the ones you have.

For more information please visit our FAQ page.


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