Meet The South Carolina Maker Who Creates Vibrant Glassware


colorful wine glasses

Growing up in Holly Hill, South Carolina, Stephanie Summerson Hall was her grandmother Estelle’s most devoted protégé, accompanying her on antiquing trips to Charleston and learning from her entertaining prowess. Following a decade practicing law in D.C., Hall returned to the Lowcountry, ultimately launching Estelle Colored Glass in 2019. The delicate specimens, inspired by the antique glass her grandmother would use to set her Sunday table, are hand-blown at a century-old Polish factory Hall ferreted out after five years of research. Her designer-favored cake stands, Champagne coupes and wine glasses (both standard and stemless) were joined by rocks glasses and decanters this fall, with four vibrant new hues—fuchsia, teal, black, smoky gray—bringing the total to 20 shades. “These pieces have memorable personality,” Hall sums up. “Because Southerners like things that stand out.”

table with colorful glasses and flowers