The hand-painted Fish 25th Anniversary balloon has a sleek long stem, sheer rim, and rounded bowl. The balloon shape allows the aromas and flavors of the bigger, bolder red wine to emerge, increasing the flavor and enjoyment of your wine.
The ballon glass is approximately 8 inches tall and has a 16 ounce capacity. This limited-edition 25th Anniversary set includes two balloon-style red wine glasses.
Fish are all over the coastal towns of New England and whilst Glass Paradox got it’s start in Worcester Massachusetts under a different name, it spent the first of it’s growing years along the coast. And like any good coastal artist, I needed to create a nautical-themed design. Fish were a logical choice.
My fish, however are a little different than all the rest, I paint them in purple, pink, yellow, and orange. More tropical than New England but they’re more fun that way and it really is all about having fun!
The Fish design is also unique as it was the first time I painted inside the glass as well as outside the glass. Up until that point, all my designs had been on the exterior surface only. I made sure my paints were food safe and researched the various uses before I even started painting on functional glass so I always knew it was an option, just not one I had put into practice before. By painting on both surfaces of the glass, I could add more depth to the design, making it look as if the fish were actually swimming through the ocean vegetation (sounds better than seaweed) and it gives the whole bowl of the glass a blue coloring.