The iittala toikka glass birds are a well known and highly sought after collectors item. Below is a picture of one of my favourite iittala toikka glass birds, the Ruby Bird, crafted in the famous Nuutajarvi Glass Factory located in Finland. The factory is the oldest in Finland and was founded by the talented glass blower Oiva Toikka whose is the main creative drive behind the beautiful red glass Ruby Bird and many others.
How the iittala toikka glassware birds are made is fascinating in itself let alone the marvellously colorful results that can be widely seen. A glass mouth-blowing technique is used to create each individual bird whilst up to five craftsmen work on each glassware piece resulting in a unique design each and every time. The rich colors of the iittala toikka birds are the result of the glass and how it is blown rather than any paint.
Finish artist Oiva Toikka of the Nuutajarvi Glass Factory has managed to hone his skills to produce glass art like a painter with a palette. The iittala toikka glassware birds are quite incredible and it’s no surprise they are a collectors item and highly regarded. You can read more about the making of these colorful glass birds via the link mentioned below.
An iittala toikka glass ruby bird like this one will make a lovely decorative feature in a variety of interior settings. Naturally, a glassware creation which relies on color will go well with a room which is inundated with light, especially natural light. Whether daylight or lamp light, the red glass ruby bird by Oiva Toikka will both capture any light and illuminate the surrounding area with rich patterns and color.