The Plaster Experience – Los Angeles Edition

When we were invited to Nickey Kehoe’s Creative Studio in sunny Los Angeles to do our Plaster Experience Workshop, we did not hesitate to say, mais bien sûr! We packed our plaster molds, sunglasses, a few swimsuits and flew straight to La La Land.

We led four exclusive, two-hour workshops to small groups in which we showed the techniques of how to make our plaster heads that originated from a restoration project in the famous Saint Sulpice church in the 6th arrondissement in Paris. Sebastien demonstrated the process step-by-step on how to create our iconic plaster pieces in the very same molds and with the same tools he uses in his atelier back in Paris. Some of the molds are over 100 years old!

Each participant got their hands dirty and learned how to prepare the molds, mix the plaster, and pour the plaster into the molds. At the end of our workshop, each participant left with an oeuvre d’art of their very own that they had cast and created themselves! They loved taking a piece of Paris history home with them.

Thank you to everyone for participating in our workshop and a special warm thanks to @haleyenglishinteriors , @jzinteriordesigns , @ramikimstudio , @ldenhamid , @claytonasherdoyle for attending the workshop!

A big thank you to Todd & Amy and the whole Nickey Kehoe team for hosting our Plaster Experience Workshop and for giving us the opportunity to talk about what we do at La Soufflerie. After the workshop, we held a little party with the Nickey Kehoe team and have already started talking about planning the next one soon!

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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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