This month I've completed an exciting new hot air balloon commission!
Imagine: a series of fused glass hot air balloons, in various sizes, all brightly coloured.
The client owns a 2D silhouette of the Bristol skyline on his wall.
He wanted vividly coloured glass hot air balloons to hover and float above the city skyscape. I love this imagination! Such possibilities!
The idea is inspired by the Bristol International balloon fiesta - an annual event since 1979, growing year on year to become Europe's largest annual hot air balloon festival. This year there'll be over 100 balloons.
I've just created twelve glass ones - and I think they look fantastic!
Bristol skyline reimagined with glass hot air balloons
The client said "They all arrived safe and are looking beautiful 😍"
Created from 176 small pieces of glass, fused together in my kiln, each balloon is uniquely designed with a specific colour scheme that makes it stand out in the sky.
Each mounted on the wall with a single screw, they make a wonderful splash of colour across any room in your home.
Below are some of the videos I made during production. You can always see my latest glass art videos on my Instagram account, @GlassArtbyLinda
If you'd like a set like this, in rainbow or to match your home decor, I make them to order. Please see the details of the fused glass hot air balloons here.
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Glass art on display in its final home in the USA
See how this client displays her glass art to show it off to it's best!
Glass Art By Linda said:
Hi Heidi, Currently I only sell the balloons as a set. I might produce single ones later in the season – if you subscribe to my newsletter you’ll be the first to know when I do! Thanks, Linda
May 17, 2023
Heidi Shaw said:
I hope that this finds you well. Do you sell the hot air balloons individually?
Have a grand day.
May 17, 2023