The House of Ugly Fish is a small, family-run artisan business currently based on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, specialising in the creation of fully bespoke, handmade fused glass art. There’s nowhere better to go if you’re looking for a unique decoration like no other. Our glass art is perfect for the home environment as well as in commercial applications and for outdoor spaces.
We offer a completely bespoke service, which means that all of the glass we make can be personalised, changed and customised to fit the space you have in mind. This includes shape and size, up to a maximum of 1.8 x 2.6 metres per panel. If you have your own ideas about what you would like your piece to look like, we can work with you to ensure that you get what you want.
Our glass comes in many forms, including:
The name ‘The House of Ugly Fish’ has an unusual origin and comes from when Lisa was a freelance artist. Her family often teased her that she was like Toad of Toad Hall, she’d start something full of enthusiasm only to decide she didn’t like it and give up not long after.
Lisa decided that to keep her focused on her new career she would paint under the name Lisa Villarospo which was the nearest she could get to ‘Toad of Toad Hall’ in Italian. One day Lisa’s godfather asked “Why have you called yourself The House of Ugly Fish?” Lisa replied that she didn’t know that she had.
It turns out that the Italian word ‘rospo’ means both ugly fish and toad. The conversation stuck with Lisa and thanks to her godfather ‘The House of Ugly Fish’ was conceived.