Ending the week on a high, the piece we’re featuring for our blog this Friday is a beautiful one! The customers behind this particularly spectacular piece of bespoke fused glass art were looking to put a feature piece at the end of a long hallway in their home, feeling that the space was perfect for something eye-catching that nobody else would have in their homes.

The design is as you see pictured in this blog, and it’s a scene you might recognise. It’s a colourful depiction of a York street scene of course, showing the iconic York Minster cathedral filling the sky. The brief was that the piece would be front lit, but the customers decided that backlighting the piece would also make for a fantastic sight.

If you can’t tell from the image, it’s a huge panel measuring a whopping two metres in height and a whole metre in width. It was additionally laminated for safety reasons, which means that the panel was thicker and stronger than our regular glass art pieces. It weighed quite a bit in the end, and took four people to lift into place, but it was definitely worth it – as we’re sure you agree.

The piece is backlit by LED lights, allowing it to illuminate the hallway. The colours are amplified by the photography, but you can see the effect clearly!

The panel isn’t just a beautiful piece of fused glass art – it actually doubles as a lighting installation! The customers opted to install LED lighting elements behind the panel in order to backlight it, taking advantage of the translucent quality of the glass to create something amazing. As you can see pictured above, the light bleeds through the colours and powders to create an almost kaleidoscope-like effect that illuminates the hallway when the natural sun fades away.

The customers were over the moon with the way the end result looked, both lit and unlit.

If you’re interested in getting your very own bespoke fused glass wall panel courtesy of The House of Ugly Fish, we’d be more than happy to take your enquiry. With our business freshly moved to the gorgeous Welsh shores of Anglesey, our friendly team is at the ready to let you know all about how our bespoke process could work for you. Feel free to come and ask us all the questions you like. Hopefully, we’ll be creating something uniquely personalised for you soon!