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Never compromise on style when choosing to live a more sustainable life with The Etched Glass Jar.



I'm Othene and I'm a Creative Homewares Designer; handcrafting pieces for the Eco-conscious homeowner who wants to live a more sustainable life without compromising on style

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About Us


The Etched Glass Jar is about creating unique Homeware Collections from Reclaimed Glass and other materials.  Our passion for the environment inspires us to create functional, stylish eco-home accents to help you live a more sustainable life.


We are a two-person Artisan team creating our pieces in the leafy foothills of Kaurna Land, South Australia.  Each vessel is hand-cut from an array of reclaimed bottles, jars, and timber which we have personally collected over time.  Our pieces are distinctively refined by means of Artistic Decorative Sand-etching, capturing the essence of our homeland which we call Australia.


Our pieces range from candleholders to soap dispensers with our most popular refined pieces being Twinkle Lights, Glass Tumblers and Jar Candleholders.


Through our continued sustainability efforts, 100% of the energy we use to create our products are produced using solar energy from our onsite solar system.

We are proud to have a small part in reducing landfill waste across South Australia.


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My Story

From a young age, I was compelled to create beautiful things and style spaces with what I had around me. For the love of beautiful spaces, I completed my studies in Interior Design and Home Staging.  Whether I'm rearranging my home spaces or learning a new skill; reshaping and styling the old has been the foundation upon which I established The Etched Glass Jar.


Today I work from my lady shed alongside my creative business partner, Diverse Design Works, whose wealth of knowledge and patience assists in bringing my vision to life.  We seek out cast-away materials in the form of glass bottles, jars, timber rafters, fallen trees, metal, wire, marble, concrete, and stone.  We hand-cut, grind, polish and intertwine textures, materials, and a great deal of creative thinking; to transform our pieces into works of art. 

Each piece of artwork is created digitally and transferred to our objects as stencils.  We then complete the process by sand-etching the artwork onto the object.  This process is known as decorative sandblasting.

My artwork is inspired by my leafy surroundings, and many a road trip across the plains of Australia where I have captured the beauty of native fauna, flora, wildlife, silhouettes, shadows, and shapes. Each of our pieces is simply unique, timeless, and exudes soft statements for any space.

Looking to collaborate in the fight against waste?  Are you a bottling facility that would like to become a bottle or jar partner


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities.  Let's connect!


Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge that the land we create our artwork on is the traditional land of the Kaurna people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.