• The exclusive piece in honor of Annieglass’s 40th anniversary features a unique hand-painted 24K gold and platinum design with production limited to just eight pieces
  • The 36” round platter will be on display at AmericasMart Atlanta Market Summer 2023, Building 2, Suite 911 A and B

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (June 26, 2023) – Annieglass, proudly celebrating 40 years of iconic handmade luxury glass tableware and statement home decor pieces, has unveiled a stunning, first-of-its-kind anniversary platter at two top markets this summer. The platter was showcased at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market from June 20 to 27, and will take center stage at the Atlanta Summer 2023 Market from July 11 to 17.

Handcrafted, signed and numbered by noted California artist Annie Morhauser, who founded Annieglass in 1983, the platter represents the culmination of 40 years of passionate design, stewardship and dedication to the art of glass making. The inspiration for Morhauser’s signature 40th anniversary platter is her storied journey from student to struggling artist, to raising children while growing her company and, finally, the challenges of being a successful businesswoman in the male-dominated world of glass making and manufacturing.

“This year marks a big milestone for Annieglass and we decided to create something larger than life and incredibly special to represent 40 remarkable years,” Morhauser explained. “I used layers of gold and platinum to showcase the richness of our journey and the intrinsic value Annieglass has for the many people we’ve touched over four decades.”

The 40th anniversary Annieglass platter will be available in a limited edition of eight pieces and comes with a custom-made steel stand for displaying this dramatic statement piece. It will retail for $2,400.

Atlanta show attendees will also get a first look at the new Annieglass Mosaic Fall 2023 Collection of chargers, platters and bowls with an intricate border design reminiscent of tesserae, the tiny squares used in Italian medieval mosaics. The detailed pattern in 24K gold is noted for its unique style and timeless appeal.

All Annieglass pieces are skillfully handcrafted at the company’s Watsonville, California, studio using a unique glass slumping process that invigorates the ancient craft of glassmaking with cutting-edge technology. Each item is a one-of-a-kind keepsake to cherish for years to come.

The Mosaic collection will be available for purchase at fine retailers nationwide, online at annieglass.com, and at the Annieglass studio and company store in Watsonville, beginning in September 2023. Details for ordering the exclusive 40th anniversary platter will be available at the show.

About Annieglass

Annieglass is proudly celebrating 40 years making glass dinnerware and statement home decor pieces, all handcrafted in the USA. Our glassware can be purchased in the finest stores, and is collected by chefs, celebrities and many loyal customers. Founded by celebrated artist Annie Morhauser, recognized as a Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year, inspirations for designs are often Annie’s interpretations of her surroundings – the breathtaking natural beauty of the Monterey Bay region and Santa Cruz Mountains, travel, science, or history. Annieglass introduces new collections and extensions of existing ones twice a year. For more information, visit annieglass.com.