Virginia and Tony create these Hand Blown Glass Fish using great care and devotion. They are are extremely collectible. They make them personally at their glassblowing studio in Halton Hills, On.
These Hand Blown Glass Fish have sweet, expressive murrini eyes, made by Virginia and Tony! Their smiling lips display their happy personalities. Start your own school of fish. There are many colors to choose from.
Glass making techniques developed in Murano Italy in 1526 are used to create these pieces.
The millifiore techniques used for the fish eyes are created using the same techniques used in the past. This process is largely responsible for the fame enjoyed by Murano glass today. Every Hand Blown Glass Fish is unique and one of a kind . There may be similarities in color and pattern but no two fish are the same.
Whimsies are defined as “things that are fanciful or odd”
Glass makers had no time to amuse themselves with their creations during working hours. Pay scales were equated to the volume of the product or numbers of piece work.
Glassblowers were permitted to use remaining molten glass to make “whimsies” at the end of the day. These pieces were for themselves and friends. They made goblets, glass hats, turtles, chains, flowers, bells, witch balls, banks, powder horns, pipes, rolling pins and hollow balls. Prized whimsies are solid worked sculptural items.
Virginia and Tony anneal the glass they create in a digitally controlled annealer for strength and durability. The images you’ll see are of our actual art glass selection and the piece you will receive should you make a purchase. Thank you for supporting fine Canadian Hand blown art glass.
or·na·ment (n). Something that decorates or adorns; an embellishment, an object that adds beauty to something.