This completely original and utterly lovely looking piece of art was a bespoke fused glass splashback commissioned by a client in Slough, Berkshire. It’s comprised of a central splashback with matching side panels shaped to perfectly fit, and features a very familiar design often seen in the spotlight here on our blog.

We call it a Tree of Life now, and it’s one of our most popular designs, but at the time we didn’t really have a name for it. This was the first ever tree design that we created, after all!

So, what’s the story behind it, then? Well, it all starts with the client behind the glass. She was an absolutely lovely lady who inspired us with the story of how a Tree of Life has always been in her family, and how she was passing the tradition on to her children. When she explained the meaning of the Tree of Life to us and why it was so significant to her, we were left with a lasting impression to say the least. We ended up with a huge helping of inspiration to draw on when actually creating what would come to be a gorgeously bespoke fused glass splashback.

As we said, the same design has gone on to be produced many times since this one, though every single different client has had a tree that’s completely different and unique. This one is no exception to that rule, either; it turned out to be a truly one of a kind piece. The colours you see came from fabric samples provided to us, primarily consisting of a rich olive green with pink, purple and cream accents to boot. Metallic silver and various other shades of green completed the piece you see now, in the shape of flowers and leaves!

As well as providing a colourful decoration that looks breathtaking, the splashback acts as a central feature and allows guests of all kinds to focus their attention right where it belongs every time they enter the kitchen. It’s a piece that inspired and influenced us greatly, so we hope it’ll inspire you with your very own ideas – perhaps even for a Tree of Life of your own design!

If the perfect idea for a piece strikes you, and you just can’t wait to get your hands on a bespoke fused glass splashback, then there’s absolutely no reason to delay. The team here at The House of Ugly Fish is always ready to help bring your perfect piece of glass to life, whether that takes the form of a tiny drinks coaster, a kitchen splashback like this one, or a tremendous wall installation. You can find our full contact details right on our website, and you can choose either email or phone as your preferred method of getting in touch. We hope to hear from you soon!