Have you just moved into a new house? Looking to put the finishing touches to your decorating? Why not invest in some glass wall art?
Well, after just two weeks of the World Cup and just two football matches, England are out of the World Cup 2014. Slightly embarrassing and awkward, and even though our boys will be playing against Costa Rica tonight – who are already through to the next round, it doesn’t matter if they win or lose, they’re out! Let’s hope they don’t keep this in mind and put 100% effort into playing. We think they’ll go out with a bang and give it everything and win!
The World Cup is well underway and it’s been an interesting start. We’ve tried to catch the matches in between designing, creating and fitting all of your wonderful fused glass art, but the matches we have caught have been finger nail biting!
We spend so much time at home that it’s important that it reflects you perfectly. Home is your sanctuary, your escape from the world and a place in which you find comfort; so putting your own stamp on it is vital – especially when it comes to your artwork.
Did you know that you can get fused glass windows and doors, as well as standard artwork? If you don’t know what that is, it has a similar effect to stained glass windows in the sense that you can use a variety of different colours in the glass and light still shines through.
We’re not sure if we’ve mentioned this to you before, so we thought we better broach the subject as we wouldn’t want you missing out. As well as specialising in fused glass art and bespoke glass splashbacks, we also happen to supply wall photography!
We don’t mind admitting that we’ll never shy away from a sale; after all, everybody loves a bargain! So we thought it only fair that we bring our clients a sale of our own. With our fantastic range of sale items, you don’t need another excuse to buy art online today!
We have a whole host of fused glass items including mirrors, wall art, table decorations; even coasters, that are just waiting to be snapped up.
Whether you’ve just moved into your house, or you’ve lived there for years, everyone loves to have a little bit of wall art to brighten up the room. Currently, we live in a world that is filled with mass consumerism that seems to have forgotten the importance of bespoke or unique pieces. Time and time again we see stock piles of the same, factory line born items that are rolled out onto the high street that a million other people can purchase and put in their homes. Quantity over quality seems to be the mandate. That’s why we love being in the business we’re in. We hand make all of our glass wall art and aren’t afraid to do things a little differently.
What’s handmade, beautiful to look at, completely unique to you and 100% waterproof? Fused glass art of course! The House of Ugly Fish is firmly places at the forefront of glass making and specialise in creating bespoke fused glass art to complement any home.
Boasting clients as far afield as Europe, Australia, the US and the Middle East, our reputation in the fused glass art work is second to none.
Some exciting news from The House of Ugly Fish… we’re moving! We will be relocating to a new premises very soon and as you know, as exciting as it is, moving can be a little stressful, especially if you have a ton off stuff. That’s why, to make the move that little bit easier, we’ve decided to have ourselves a sale. Take advantage of the offers and pick yourself up a bargain at our moving sale! We’ve got fused glass art and accessories all ready to be snapped up.
A lot of the time our clients end up commissioning more than one piece of fused glass art for their home, which is great because we absolutely love getting to flex our creative muscles in more than one room.
As we work in the fused glass art business, the two rooms we tend to work most often with are the kitchen and the bathroom. Glass splashbacks are very popular for the kitchen and our fused glass art looks great in any bathroom; because of the nature of fused glass art, the steam and moisture in these places won’t affect it unlike traditional art work.
We’ve been creating glass splashbacks for a number of years and now is the time that we feel they are really coming into their own. They’re such a popular addition to any kitchen and can really become the focal point of the room. Glass splashbacks are great because really, no matter what the style, colour, shape or design of your kitchen, you can find one to complement your space. Because we offer a bespoke glass splashbacks service, we make it even easier for you to get glass splashbacks to suit your kitchen.
Our sole passion is creating beautiful fused glass art for people that they can display in their homes. But we love to see the finished piece in its final resting place and we’re always excited by the completely different locations out fused glass art ends up!
We have such a variety of different clients and they’re spread out all across the country – sometimes even further afield than that. As our client base is so broadly spread out, once we’ve made a fused glass art piece, we always ask our happy clients to send us pictures so we can share them with you.
A lot of the time perspective clients come to us looking for stained glass windows or doors for their home. Whilst here at The House of Ugly Fish, we don’t actually specialise in stained glass windows, we do create glass window designs and bespoke windows and a lot of the time, the client ends up working with us anyway! But what’s the difference between stained glass windows and glass window design?
Stained glass windows almost exclusively refer to the windows found in churches. The glass is coloured using metallic salts during its manufacture and then small pieces of the glass are arranged to form patterns or pictures. Stained glass windows are held together in a frame so that all the different pieces of glass stay in place.
This year, Manchester will be home to the iconic Ideal Home Show; an event that showcases a wide range of areas that includes Interiors, Home Improvements, Food & Housewares, Technology, Gardens, Woman and Shopping. There are thousands of products to see and unique offers that aren’t available anywhere else!
The Ideal Home Show has been running for 106 years now, but this is the first time the event has been in Manchester and we can’t wait to go! It’s great to have a show that’s pretty close to home as it means we don’t have to travel far with our fused glass art and glass splashbacks samples.
I feel like we say this quite a lot, but, it’s been a busy period for us over here at The House of Ugly Fish! We’re starting to sound like a broken record I know, but we just love to keep you updated with what we’ve been up to. Recently we’ve been getting clients looking for our glass window design services. It’s most likely due to the time of year; spring is rearing its head and we’re finally starting to see some rays of sunshine breaking through!
We’d like to share two examples of our recent work in glass window design that we think highlight how different our fused glass designs can be.
If you’ve been thinking about investing in some artwork but haven’t quite decided what kind you’re after, we’re here to help. Figuring out what kind of artwork you like and then want can be tricky. But if you’ve been solely focusing on traditional artwork, can we make a suggestion; fused glass art.
Fused glass art is great because it means you are in control of what goes into the artwork. You can choose a design around your favourite colour palette, or if you change your décor quite often you can design something that will work within most colour schemes. That way, if you redecorate, your artwork won’t become redundant.
National treasure Dame Vivienne Westwood once said that, “There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.” With its bustling streets, wealth of culture and almost tangible buzz, it’s no surprise that our capital city has inspired and enchanted so many notable figures and members of the public.
“I put my heart in your hand”
We think this David Gray lyrics is apt when it comes to describing the process of making our bespoke fused glass art for our clients. Our clients come to us with an idea, design or theme that comes from the heart, and then it’s our job to take it in our hands and mould it into something real; in our case, fused glass art.
One of our clients from Southampton, a major port city as you know, wanted some fused glass art that reflected this. We made a fused glass art piece to go on the wall which we think works so well in this space:
Whilst our work is strictly in fused glass art and glass splashbacks, we really are into anything design based and as design fanatics, we used to love the show Changing Rooms that used to be on the BBC. We’re sure you know which show we’re talking about, it was the do-it-yourself home improvement show that saw two couples swap houses and each decorate a room in the other’s home. It was great! They had designers on hand, advising and helping out, but sometimes they did go a little OTT and the show ended in tears and tantrums. We really only matched it for the design tips though, honest…