Winter Perch


Fused glass ornament featuring a Winter Birch tree with a cardinal. Handcrafted in Maine.


Winter Perch Ornament

Birch trees are one of my favorite trees, which inspired this ornament. During the winter months after the leaves are gone, and the papery bark stands, out they look fantastic. Our fused glass Winter Perch Ornament celebrates the simplicity of the winter Birch which is being visited by a small cardinal.  Use on a holiday tree as an ornament or hang it in your window as a sun catcher.

Approximately 4″ x 2.5″.

Our ornaments are ready to hang with the ribbon we provide and arrive in an attractive box – just add a bow and you are ready to give a handcrafted gift.


The Birch tree is painted by hand using a special glass paint that needs to be fired in a kiln. The cardinal is cut from red glass and added to the tree before he ornament is placed in the kiln, where it fuses together to become one piece of glass.

Designed and handcrafted in Maine by Polly Plourde

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Polly & Dan have been working with glass since 2005 and have a studio in their home in Scarborough, Maine. They both do traditional stained glass work, but Polly’s real passion is fusing glass.

The Art of Fusing Glass:

The process begins with fusible stained glass.  We cut the elements of the design by hand from the various colors of glass, clean and assemble it and then place it in a kiln.  The intense heat fuses the individual pieces of glass into one. The size and thickness of the glass design dictates how long it needs to stay in the kiln, but a typical firing takes approximately 18 hours.

Creating a dish from the fused piece of glass is achieved by returning it to the kiln a second time, at a lower temperature, on a ceramic or stainless steel mold.  The glass slumps into the mold, taking on its shape, as the temperature in the kiln rises.  That process is glass slumping.

Check out this video to view the process.

Designed and handcrafted in Maine by Polly and Dan Plourde

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