Handmade Glass Fish Art
The online home of fused glass artist Isaiah W. Heyer.
Most of our glass fish can be made for garden art and for wall mount installations. We fabricate by hand the garden art hardware for each glass fish. The wall mount hardware is made from aluminum which we purchase from our friends in Oregon at Hang Your Glass.
The Wall Mount Hardware
As mentioned above, the wall mount hardware is made of aluminum. The aluminum finish options are black and polished. These patented pieces of hardware look and work great with our glass fish. They have a seamless connection point from the glass to the wall, or installation point. More about the glass fish wall mount hardware can be found at the source Hang Your Glass.
The Garden Stake
Our glass fish garden art comes with a 10-inch metal stake. This length was chosen to help keep the cost of shipping low. Additionally, because we use a standard diameter metal rod as our garden stake, a custom length rod that fits your needs is available for purchase at most local hardware stores. We have seen them in lengths up to 4-feet. Therefore, all that is needed is a swap with no construction needed on your part.
Wall Mountable Glass Fish Art
All of our glass fish art is wall mountable. But not all are garden art compatible. This is mainly due to the size of the glass fish. However, on special request we can make it work for a garden piece of art. Here is a list of glass fish that are mainly for wall mount purposes--or a stand if you prefer.
The list of wall mountable glass fish and length:
- Glass Coho Silver Salmon - 20-inches
- Glass Coho Silver Salmon in grays and 98% silver.
- Glass Coho Silver Salmon (stylized) - 20-inches
- Glass Coho Silver Salmon (stylized) in gray silver tones with a bit of blue.
- Glass Rainbow Trout - 20-inches
- Glass Rainbow Trout with greens and pink colors.
- Glass Brown Trout - 20-inches
- Glass Brown Trout with some orange and gold colors.
- Glass Steelhead - 20-inches
- Glass Steelhead made with grays, white, greens, tiny bits of pink, and 98% silver.
- Glass Tiger Shark - 30-inches
- Many color schemes for the Glass Tiger Shark are available.
- Custom Fish
- If you'd like a custom made glass fish let us know!
Garden Art Glass Fish
The following list is the current glass fish species we create as a garden art. If the fish you are looking for is not listed or shown, please don't hesitate to ask us about your need, as we can most likely create one for you!
The list of glass fish and length:
- Glass Salmon - 10-inches
- Glass Sockeye Salmon in spawning colors.
- Glass Trout - 9-inches
- Glass Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout - Glass Rainbow Trout - Glass Golden Trout - Glass Brown Trout
- Glass Bass - 10-inches
- Glass Big Mouth Bass.
- Glass Koi - 11-inches
- Many color schemes for Glass Koi. Let us know yours!
- Custom Fish
- If you'd like a custom made glass fish please get in-touch with us!
Glass Fish Construction
Isaiah's glass fish take 4 to 6-days to create. Each glass fish undergoes four to six separate firings. The construction and the amount of time the glass is in the kiln during one separate firing, equates to 1-day.
The glass is cut by hand into a fish shape using a TOYO cutter tool and by saws with diamond blades. Torch work is also used in some pieces.
The glass fish have a 3D appearance by incorporating his clay ceramic forms which are created for each fish species. The glass is then fired over the ceramic clay mold (also known as glass slumping) to give the glass fish its final bowed shape.
Learn More about Glass Fusing
To learn more about the art of glass fusing, take a look at this short video on YouTube by the Corning Museum of Glass.
Current list of Glass Fish Art
Glass Brown Trout (garden art option) 9-inches
Glass Rainbow Trout (garden art option) 9-inches
Glass Koi (a) (garden art option) 11-inches
Glass Koi (b) (garden art option) 11-inches
Glass Koi (d) (garden art option) 11-inches
Glass Koi (e) (garden art option) 11-inches
Glass Koi (f) (garden art option) 11-inches
Glass Coho Silver Salmon 20-inches
Glass Coho Silver Salmon (stylized) 20-inches
Glass Rainbow Trout 20-inches
Glass Brown Trout 20-inches
Glass Steelhead 20-inches
Glass Tiger Shark (many color designs available) 30-inches
Glass Sockeye Salmon - Male (garden art option) 10-inches
Glass Sockeye Salmon - Female orange (garden art option) 10-inches
Glass Sockeye Salmon - Female red (garden art option) 10-inches
Glass Bass (garden art option) 11-inches
Glass Koi (c) (garden art option) 11-inches
Glass Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout (garden art option) 9-inches
Glass Golden Trout (garden art option) 9-inches
GLASS FISH PROJECTS
Current projects Isaiah is working on include a ~35-inch Chinook (King) Salmon. The Chinook (King) Salmon will be wall-mountable or shown as a table-top piece. A ~21-inch Koi as a wall piece of art is also being developed.
Isaiah enjoys working with the natural assets of the environment--water and rock--to transform the ordinary backyard into a garden retreat tailored to the specific style of the homeowner. Consultations are available, as Isaiah will work with you to... Go to !
Isaiah works in the cellular communications industry. With hands-on experience with networks of multiple standards such as LTE, UMTS, GSM, WiMAX, and TCP / IP. Some past employers include AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile and the Idaho National Laboratory.