Joel and Candace Bless first began working with hot glass at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the early 1970s. Together they have developed several techniques, including vertical casting and fused blown glass, to create items that combine beauty and functionality.
This blue Shofar shape cradles clear cast glass redolent with waves. Shown here with detachable metal base. Metal inserts (included) allow candles (not included) to burn out on their own according to tradition.
The Menorah stands about 6.25" tall, 12" wide, and 1.25" deep. Metal base is 2.5" deep. All pieces are made by hand by the artists in their Pennsylvania studio - no two are exactly alike.
No candles should be allowed to burn into the glass of any candleholder. All of our menorahs come with chrome-colored polished metal inserts to allow candles to burn out on their own according to traditional practice.
A set of 9 inserts are held in a silver lame pouch with drawstring closure.
To clean your menorah after the candles have burned out:
1. Use a cuticle stick or toothpick to pry any wax out of the holes.
2. Use a cuticle stick or cotton swab and dish soap mixed with
COLD water to scrape around the inside of the holes.
3. For wax on the outside surface of the menorah, use a toothbrush and glass cleaning liquid.
4. Dry the menorah with soft clean cloth.