This month I've completed an exciting new hot air balloon commission!

Imagine: a series of fused glass hot air balloons, in various sizes, all brightly coloured.

The client owns a 2D silhouette of the Bristol skyline on his wall.

He wanted vividly coloured glass hot air balloons to hover and float above the city skyscape. I love this imagination! Such possibilities!

The idea is inspired by the Bristol International balloon fiesta - an annual event since 1979, growing year on year to become Europe's largest annual hot air balloon festival. This year there'll be over 100 balloons.

I've just created twelve glass ones - and I think they look fantastic!


Fused glass Hot Air Balloons

 Bristol skyline reimagined with glass hot air balloons 


The client said "They all arrived safe and are looking beautiful 😍"

Created from 176 small pieces of glass, fused together in my kiln, each balloon is uniquely designed with a specific colour scheme that makes it stand out in the sky.

Each mounted on the wall with a single screw, they make a wonderful splash of colour across any room in your home.

Below are some of the videos I made during production. You can always see my latest glass art videos on my Instagram account, @GlassArtbyLinda

If you'd like a set like this, in rainbow or to match your home decor, I make them to order. Please see the details of the fused glass hot air balloons here.



  • Nancy Gardner said:

    Love your beautiful expression. .

    September 19, 2023

  • Jacks said:

    Loved your hot air balloons, looked fabulous over the skyline.
    Also loved your other work including the large bowls. As a fellow fused glass “artist”, self taught, I was interested to see your techniques unfortunately I don’t do other forms of social media.
    Continue the great work.

    September 19, 2023

  • Glass Art By Linda said:

    Hi Heidi, Currently I only sell the balloons as a set. I might produce single ones later in the season – if you subscribe to my newsletter you’ll be the first to know when I do! Thanks, Linda

    May 17, 2023

  • Heidi Shaw said:


    I hope that this finds you well. Do you sell the hot air balloons individually?

    Have a grand day.

    Many thanks

    May 17, 2023

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