Hot air balloons: Glass wall art

12 fused glass pieces in vivid colours in a Hard Edge glass art style
£2,365.00 GBP
How it's made

MATERIALS: Fused glass

This Hot air balloon collection is made of 176 individual pieces of Oceanside 96 Art Glass.

The pieces of the pattern are each cut by hand from larger sheets of art glass.

Each piece is individually ground until they all fit together perfectly.

The pieces are then placed in a specialised glass kiln, with a clear layer of glass on top. They are fused at 800ºC to create a single 6mm thick piece of flat glass. This takes around 16 hours.

During the firing stage, the glass is annealed and cooled for a minimum of 12 hours each for maximum strength and durability.

While the production process is painstaking and lengthy, it's the only way to get the wonderful finished look of glass art.

About this work

I designed the pattern and colour combination of this Hot air balloon collection.

Each of my glass objects are one of a kind - I never do identical objects. Even where the design is similar, they all have a unique colour combination.

During the glass fusing, small air bubbles can appear and become trapped within the glass. This is a natural occurrence that adds to the beauty of handmade glass products.

Care of your glass

Even the strongest glass can break, so please handle your glass art with care.

When needed, dust it with a lint-free cloth, or wipe with a soft, damp cloth. Don't use an abrasive cleaner as this could scratch it.

Because of the handmade nature of glass, please don’t put it in a microwave or dishwasher.

On a white wall

Display ideas

Glass art is best displayed on a white wall. Each balloon has a fitting that holds it a little way away from the wall, helping the light to reflect back against the glass from behind

In the light

Display ideas

These balloons deserve plenty of natural light … see them come to life as they reflect and shine, ever changing!

During production - shared stories

Actual comments from 32.5k Instagram views to date

"Your work is stunning and I love all of these hot air balloons!"

"This is awesome!"

"You create such beautiful pieces 😍😍"

"Your work is absolutely amazing. The colors combinarion are so cheerful and I admire the precisness of your work."

Certificate of Authenticity

Handmade in the UK in my Glass Studio in West Lancashire, my art glass comes with a Certificate of Authenticity - signed by me, Linda Rossiter, so you can be sure that your piece is an original work

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