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About Annie

Since 1983, Annieglass has been sustainably handcrafting luxury glass tableware and gifts completely in the United States. Annieglass captures the beauty of imperfect, handmade glass through a special “slumping” process pioneered by award-winning artist and founder Annie Morhauser. Architectural glass is cut, polished, and decorated with genuine platinum or 24k gold, and then set into kilns whereby the glass “slumps” into their ceramic molds, bonding glass and precious metals. Each unique piece features tell tale stretch marks of the glass pulling the precious metal over the mold, which ensures dishwasher safety, durability and a lifetime of use. Adding to authenticity, every piece of Annieglass is hand engraved with a studio signature. A favorite on bridal registries, collected by celebrities and home cooks worldwide, and recognized in the Smithsonian’s permanent collection, Annieglass can be found at their Watsonville studio on California’s central coast, at Annieglass on Santana Row in San Jose, on annieglass.com and in the finest stores worldwide.

Great Gifts Under $100 for Your Grad! Annieglass Graduation Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for your grad? Annieglass giftware is handcrafted, unique, durable, beautiful, and can be personalized with a hand-engraved note! And with selections under $100, this graduation gift guide won’t break the bank.

Annieglass Tea Lites

Our votives and tea lites will light up your grad’s already bright future! In clear flowers, ultramarine handkerchiefs and Ruffle’s precious metal trim, our many styles suit all tastes. Ranging from $40-$53, these make great stand alone gifts and are also fun to mix and match.

Annieglass Ruffle Tea Lites in 24k gold or platinum. Great in multiples!

Annieglass Ruffle Tea Lites in 24k gold or platinum. Great in multiples!

Annieglass Shells

Endlessly inspired by the ocean near the Annieglas studio on California’s central coast, Annie has handcrafted a myriad of beautiful shells shaped after nautilus’, oysters, and the classic sea shells. All priced under $90, these are beloved by all. The bottom of each has just enough space for your graduation wishes to be hand-engraved as a special surprise for your grad!

Annieglass Shell Series

Annieglass Shell Series

Annieglass Hearts

A keepsake to remind them of your never ending love and support. Annieglass Hearts are one of our most popular gifts, and come in our popular Roman Antique and Ruffle styles, or embellished with designs such as the burgundy roses in our 2015 Collectible Heart. All styles $53-$76.

2015 Collectible Rose Heart

2015 Collectible Rose Heart

Annieglass Turtles

Fun and colorful, the Annieglass Sea Turtles will remind your grad to enjoy the summer months and their new freedom! Plate and small bowls ranging from $53 to $67.

Annieglass Sea Turtles, in green or ultramarine

Annieglass Sea Turtles, in green or ultramarine

Annieglass Wine Coasters

Toast to your grad’s future with Annieglass Wine Coasters! Available in Roman Antique, Ultramarine or Ruffle for $63-$84. (Also available in Edgey for $143.)

Annieglass Wine Coasters in Ruffle

Annieglass Wine Coasters in Ruffle

Personalized Graduation Gifts

Annieglass will hand-engrave a personalized message of your choosing onto any Annieglass piece for only $25, up to 60 characters. Your gift will forever remind your grad of their tremendous achievement, and how proud you are!

Annieglass Personalized Graduation Gifts

Annieglass Personalized Graduation Gifts

 

 

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Dad Gifts for Father’s Day!

It’s true Mom’s love Annieglass…but we’ve got great gifts for Dads, too! Father’s Day is June 21, and we’ve got some unique Father’s Day gift ideas that will surprise and impress no matter his style. Don’t forget–all Annieglass is available for personalized engravings so you can add a special note.

The Cook

Whether he’s a backyard barbecuer or home chef, guys love using these Annieglass Slabs to share their masterpiece creations with family. Made from our thickest glass, the Slab collection is extra durable.

Annieglass Slabs

Annieglass Slabs, in clear, 24k gold or platinum trim.

The Golfer

Perhaps the coolest way Dad can display his golf balls in his work or home office! The free form shape of Anemone captures Annieglass’ unique “slumping” technique at its best, and insures no two are ever identical…perfect for your one-of-a-kind Dad.

Annieglass Anemone, available in two sizes, 24k gold or platinum trim.

Annieglass Anemone, available in two sizes, 24k gold or platinum trim.

The #1

Give him the Best Dad Award with the Edgey Trophy Bowl! A personalized engraving telling him why you think he is #1 will make it all the more special.

Edgey Trophy Bowls, in 24k gold or genuine platinum.

Edgey Trophy Bowls, in 24k gold or genuine platinum.

The Nature Lover

Here on California’s central coast, the ocean acts as a constant form of inspiration. Whether your Dad loves the beach, fossils or outdoors in general, he’ll love the simple and frosted look of the Annieglass Shell Series.

Annieglass Shell Series

Annieglass Shell Series, 4 great shapes to choose from!

The Note

Our personalized engraving option lets you give the perfect gift, no matter which unique, handcrafted Annieglass piece you choose. Browse all of the Annieglass collections, here, then add the engraving option at checkout and we’ll hand-engrave up to 60 characters of your choosing.

Annieglass helps you give the most special personalized Father's Day gift.

Annieglass helps you give the most special personalized Father’s Day gift.

Happy Father’s Day!

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Sculptural Pieces, Trophy Bowls & More! Graduation Gift Ideas from Annieglass

So they’re graduating. It’s a tremendous achievement! How do you commemorate such a special and exciting time? Handcrafted Annieglass is one-of-a-kind, lasts a lifetime and will forever remind your grad of this joyous occasion. And you can add a personal engraving to any piece, making it all the more special.

We’ve browsed the studio for top-picks that we would love to receive if we were graduating…we hope this graduation gift guide is as inspiring as your loved one’s future!

Remember how exciting it was to be awarded for sports and spelling bees growing up? Those colored trophies with the plastic soccer player were prized possessions. It turns out, getting trophies never gets old! Award your grad a grown-up trophy they can treasure for a lifetime. The Annieglass Trophy Bowl or Cone Vase will express just how proud you are, and will look beautiful on display next to their diploma, or used as an everyday reminder of how far they’ve come.

Graduation means an end to endless studying and more time for fun with friends and family! Give a graduation gift that celebrates future happiness…Annieglass serving pieces are perfect for all of the entertaining, dinners and impromptu gatherings in the years to come.

Now that they’re graduating, they will probably get a new job, and want to decorate their desk or office…these Annieglass sculptural pieces will not only wow your grad, they will also impress colleagues, inspire conversations and be a constant reminder of how proud you are of their success.

 

All Annieglass is available for hand-engraving so you can give the best personalized graduation gift! Here are the details, along with some engraving ideas.

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Annieglass Featured in Sparks: California Glass Exhibit

The Annieglass Clam Shell has been chosen for inclusion in the Sparks: California Glass exhibit, on display at San Jose City College May 13th through June 7th.

This exhibit, fully titled “Sparks: California Glass Networks 1960s to Present the Glass Movement Catches Fire,” will be held at SJCC’s Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Gallery and coincides with the Glass Art Society Annual Conference, held in San Jose this year the weekend of June 5 -7.

Sparks highlights the important contributions of California higher education art programs, California Glass Organizations and artists to the art glass movement. Annie’s involvement with the California College of the Arts, her recognition as an artist in museums worldwide, and her success at bringing the craft of artisan glassmaking into the luxury marketplace earned her Annieglass glassware a featured exhibit space at Sparks. They chose the Annieglass Clam Shell, a limited edition sculptural piece in ultramarine glass, handcrafted with Annie’s trademark “slumping” process.

See Annieglass on exhibit at Sparks, March 13-June 7 at SJCC.

Annieglass on exhibit at Sparks, March 13-June 7 at SJCC!

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Engraved Annieglass, the Best Personalized Graduation Gift

Looking for the perfect personalized graduation gift to commemorate your grad’s tremendous achievement? Annieglass offers hand-engraving on all of our glassware, so you can customize your 2015 graduation gift with a special message, just for them. We’ve also got some inspiring graduation quotes to get your engraving ideas flowing.

Annieglass helps you give the most special personalized graduation gift to commemorate the 2015 year!

Annieglass helps you give the most special personalized graduation gift to commemorate the 2015 year!

“Congratulations,” your grad’s name, and the year and school from which they are graduating are always special additions. In case you’re looking for an inspiring message to encourage your grad, we’ve compiled some graduation engraving ideas.

Whatever you are, be a good one.  -Abe Lincoln

The time is always right to do what is right.  -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams

Be the change you want to see in the world.  –Gandhi

Creativity takes Courage

Dare to be remarkable.  -Jane Gentry

Eat good food.  Be kind.  Tell the truth.

Life is a challenge, meet it.  -Sai Baba

May every sunrise hold more promise, and every sunset hold more peace

Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

We turn not older with years, but new every day.  -Emily Dickinson

You miss 100% of the shots you never take.  -Wayne Gretzky

You know what your grad loves...browse the Annieglass collections to find the perfect graduation gift.

You know what your grad loves…browse the Annieglass collections to find the perfect graduation gift.

Visit Annieglass online to browse our collections and find the right gift, add the engraving option and your message at checkout, and we’ll engrave up to 60 characters to any Annieglass piece. Your message will be hand-engraved by one of our skilled artisans, so it looks like a personal handwritten note!

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