Now here’s something to help start your week with a splash of colour! Vibrant, teeming with life and one-hundred percent original, this piece of gorgeous bespoke fused glass art is a wall panel like no other from a house in Washington, Tyne and Wear. Lisa was very proud to see how this one turned out, and we can’t help but feel the same. What better way to celebrate a job well done than to shine the spotlight on it today?
From the very beginning, this piece was destined to be a tall and thin panel, which meant that any style applied to the glass would have to consider the vertical dimensions in order to make a well-balanced design. What’s more, the customers wanted to be very closely involved with the design process in this case, so there was no shortage of information given to Lisa. She had a very clear image of what they were envisioning, with a huge amount of details to go off and incorporate. We’ll take you through some of them!
They wanted to have a wisteria tree as a stylistically abstract element in the background. That formed the basis for a lot of colours in the piece, with a wide range of greens, blues, purples and more. They also knew that they wanted to inject as much life as possible into the design. If you look closely, you should be able to spot two birds perched among the flowers – specifically, a blue tit and a nuthatch bearing an orange breast. Down below at the bottom of the piece, wildflowers sprout upwards to add a little orange to the colour palette.
There are also four different butterflies scattered throughout, each with its own unique design. Can you spot them all?
Lisa began by creating a painted sketch with traditional brush and watercolour, designing a first draft for the piece with colours that would closely match the final product. In doing this, she would be able to double check that her initial ideas for the glass lined up with what the customers had in mind. From there, the design went through a few iterations until finally arriving at the one you see pictured above. This was the final design that the clients loved, and so Lisa got to work. The glass was cut down to size, the powders mixed and the kiln was fired up.
The picture at the top of the blog is the final piece delivered and installed in situ. If you like the piece as much as we do and feel as if the addition of bespoke fused glass art is just what your own home needs, why not get in touch?
After successfully transferring our artisan glass studios to the beautiful shores of Anglesey, North Wales, we can confidently say that we’re now back up and running in full swing. Make sure you don’t hesitate to look into getting your hands on a beautiful piece of bespoke fused glass art if what we have to offer is just the thing you’ve been searching for. Our team is always at the ready to answer your questions, so come and ask us all you like about how our totally handmade approach to glass art can deliver something truly special to your doorstep.