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Blown Glass Animals

Frosted Hand Blown Glass Bird Christmas Ornament_edited.jpg

I love making these small blown glass animals, micro versions of some of my sculptures, just as complex, but on a smaller scale. Each one is hand blown without a mold, making every one unique. Multiple tubes are joined hot in the flame with some hot drops added that are blown out when molten.

Sandblasting on clear makes them white, but I also use colour. The sandblasting makes them seem to glow from within. The clear animals show their colour best on the edges, they are more sparkly and have a candy look. Not for eating though!

They come on a German old fashioned clip to clip on to the branches of our tree. Each one unique and blown by me in my studio in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.