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Late last year (2016) we were visited by a crew from CNN’s African Voices program filming Sibusiso.

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The making of our beautiful giraffe handled large jug at Ngwenya Glass factory in Swaziland.

Glass Makers in the video: James Magagula, Nathi Shongwe, Isaac Mamba, Jabulani Dlamini, Sipho Dlamini.

The making of an Adams Reuben range red wine glass at Ngwenya Glass factory in Swaziland.

Glass Makers in the video: Sifiso Nkambule, Simanga Simelane, Bhekithemba Thsapile, Sibusiso Masilela, Pat Mthimkulu, Malamlela Dlamini

On Thursday 13th October we had the very talented young American designer, Misha Kahn (www.mishakahn.com) with us creating some light fittings that he needs for an exhibition in the USA.

Mixing molten glass with broken bottles (which is what our molten glass comes from) to create some interesting textures. Pieces are very heavy, Ben Taylor worked with James Magagula and his team and were pretty tired after the 6 we created. It was a real pleasure working with Misha and hope that we can do more work together.Target Content

Luvo Manyonga who jumped an incredible 8.37 meters in the 2016 Rio Olympics visited Ngwenya Glass on the 28th October 2016. He was accompanied by #TopBilling. Luvo got his hands dirty and got straight into the factory to try his hand at glass blowing. First he made a teddy bear head and then for the fun of it and with the help of several glass blowers from the team, they made a stick of glass which equaled the length of his silver medal jump… 8.37 meters! Luvo enjoyed it as much as we did. He is a really great guy with a contagious smile. Thanks guys for the visit and we look forward to seeing you jump 9 meters soon!

The making of a Vlottenburg Red Wine glass from the ICE range at Ngwenya Glass factory in Swaziland – http://ngwenyaglass.co.sz/glasses

Glass Makers in the video: Sifiso Nkambule, Simanga Simelane, Madoda Hlongwane, Sibusiso Masilela, Pat Mthimkulu, Malamlela Dlamini

Last year we were featured on SABC’s 50/50 which is a weekly environmental program. This program was made possible by Woolworths in South Africa, who we supply with our glassware.