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Glass Animals is an Australian wholesaler selling glass animal souvenirs in window boxes. Our sea and wildlife glass art is hand made by skillful ‘cottage artist’ glass blowers. Quality, quality, quality. We insist all sculptured figurines are made using only high grade borosilicate glass (commonly known as ‘hard’ or ‘pyrex’ glass), and all figurines are carefully quality checked after receipt from our independent artists, before being properly finished and packed in our dedicated Thailand facility.
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To produce the figurines, our highly skilled artists work the glass rod in a gas flame to create their distinctive pieces of sea and wildlife art.
They shape the heat softened glass into the desired animal form using many different techniques such as applying additional glass, twisting, folding, blowing, squashing, cutting etc.
Glass blowing stresses
Internal stresses develop during lampworking as the figurine is hand crafted. Repeated glass heating and cooling occurs whilst attaching and shaping different parts of the animal. Typically, the air exposed outer surfaces cool and stiffen faster than the inner glass, and ‘stresses’ develop within the figurine.
Untreated or poorly treated glass figurines with internal stresses are regarded as being fragile. We deliberately eliminate this through annealing, and the durability of our finished borosilicate (aka Pyrex™) glass figurines can be compared to tough oven proof dishes.
Internal glassblowing stresses are released through high temperature kiln reheating and controlled cooling of the figurine using carefully calculated temperature schedules in our specialized kilns. The kiln temperature is gradually lowered, maintaining a uniform temperature throughout the figurine, allowing the above-mentioned stresses to dissipate.
Once annealed, heat treated glass figurines easily withstand normal glass handling.
Most all our figurines are thinly tipped with real gold (22k), which is baked on in our kilns, leaving the gold layer permanently fused onto the glass. This bonded real gold layer will not fade or tarnish. During annealing and gilding we focus on ‘state of the art’ supplies, techniques and equipment, including microprocessor programmed kilns to consistently and repeatedly achieve our high quality product. This strong quality control equates to a superior product and to long term happy wholesale customers.
Plass animal souvenirs are mounted in an appealing, secure and lightweight window box for standard busy shop shelving. Additionally we attach a unique client namedrop to the front of each box. This logo / namedrop is attached using client specified artwork printed in full color onto a clear laser sticker, which is stuck to the box before dispatch. All costs are included in our standard low pricing.
The boxes are additionally well labeled and barcoded for quick & easy point of sale scanning
Glass Animals wholesale these sea and wildlife souvenirs to our niche market of Zoo, Aquarium and travel destination outlets. There are no specified minimums, with any client selection of required figurines, and choice of quantity within each selection (no pre-specified multiples). Prearranged and verified wholesale clients who have provided their GST certificates are given a standard 30 credit account.
Cleaning and care
As with most glass, high quality lamp worked glass can be simply cleaned by rinsing it in warm water.
Our motto at Glass Animals is ‘Happy customers lead to repeat sales’. To achieve this we constantly strive to maintain a consistent and quality hand crafted product, to holding our price low, and to providing superior service. We truly believe repeat sales from satisfied clients is the cornerstone of our success.
If you have any questions or comments, please use the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible, alternatively you could use the contact info below:
07 5596 5755
PO Box 205, Helensvale, Qld, 4212