Virginia and Tony lovingly and carefully create the Filigree Ribbon Glass Balls at their glassblowing studio in Halton Hills, On. Handblown glass balls are one of Virginia’s favourite things to make. Her Filigrana Balls are highly collectible. They are in many private and public collections throughout the world.
You can display these beautiful, decorative Filigrana Balls on any surface. Place them where they catch the light to show off the wonderful patterns and colours. They make a wonderful gift. They are a welcome addition to any glass collection.
Virginia selects the glass rods carefully to match in size, twist and pattern. The rods go on a fire proof plate and arranged to display a distinct pattern. They are fused and picked up on the glassblowing pipe and the desired shape and size is formed. This creates a uniquely formed pattern throughout the ball.
Glass masters Filippo and Bernardo Catani invented the Ancient glass making techniques used in this process in 1526. This elaborate pattern making technique was laborious and difficult to perform. Filigree Glass was rare. This made it suitable for only the uppermost tables of society. It was befitting of Kings and Queens at the time.
This elaborate and beautiful form of Filigrana Glass is responsible for the fame of Murano style glass today.
The pattern and color combinations in these Filigree Ribbon Glass Balls are almost limitless. This brings worldwide appreciation and joy to collectors of the beloved Filigree Glass technique.
Your beautiful glass ball will come in a gift box accompanied by an artist’s card.