Glass Bell (large)
Handblown glass created by one of our represented gallery artists, Kitras Art Glass. Inspired by and created with the four elements – Air, Earth, Fire, Wind – this bell will inspire and challenge you. The colours are swirled with opaque glass in a band across the middle of this bell. Offered in two sizes this bell will fit in with outdoor and indoor décor in any house.
However you choose to hang your Kitras bell, indoors or outdoors, periodically check that the hanging medium is still sound and make any necessary adjustments. The rope and twine are natural materials, susceptible to weather damage over time. We recommend hanging Bells and Seed Feeders somewhere sheltered to assist with longevity. If it will be directly exposed to rain and snow, it will eventually need to be replaced. The rope and twine can be found at most local hardware or craft supply stores.
Introduce the glass to the outdoors in the spring or early summer when the temperature inside is similar to the temperature outside. This will limit the chance of a stress fracture due to sudden temperature changes. Leaving the Bell outside will allow the piece to adjust to temperatures gradually with the seasons. From then on you can leave the piece outside and enjoy your Kitras Bell outside through the winter months!
To clean your Kitras Art Glass item use a damp cloth and lightly rub it around the outside of the glass. Do this when you notice the glass has lost some of its brilliance. A simple cleaning will bring the sparkle back!
About Stephen Kitras of Kitras Art Glass
"'Why glass? Compared to other media I've worked in, glass is immediate and responds right away to any design decisions that I make.' Stephen Kitras began work as a glassblower in 1988, and in 1994 he formed Kitras Art Glass with his wife, Elke. By 2001 the company had expanded to over 40 employees and a new facility. It is Stephen's goal is to design and produce affordable glass art objects to enhance the lives of others. 'I think it’s good to make beautiful things and celebrate beautiful moments,' he says. 'They happen every day, all around us.'"
Comes with a ready-to-hang knotted rope.
Size (glass only): approximately 8"h.
Standard shipping included.