Top 10 Best Sculptures Made From Broken Glass

It is time to inject a little bit of culture into you all. Say hello to Marta Klonowska from Poland, because she made the entire top 10 you will see below-using nothing more than broken shards of coloured glass! And because she is a true animal lover they are all easily recognisable as the animals they are meant to be. So without further ado it gives me great pleasure to bring you…


Top 10 Best Sculptures Made From Broken Glass


Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (dog)
Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (dog)

10 – Dog
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From a ruined pile of broken shards of blue glass comes this rather amazing dog statue, vibrant, colourful and very fashionista style, just don’t let it anywhere near the kids.

Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (cat)
Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (cat)

9 – Cat
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With this cat, you get to really see the glass shards up close and personal. With so many individual bits and pieces to stick together, you just know each and every statue takes a long time to make, which does make you appreciate them a little bit more.

Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (dog)
Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (dog)

8 – HUNTING DOG
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The dog is made from slightly larger pieces of glass than most of the others, but it is none the less creative for it. It makes you wonder how many times the artist has cut herself.

Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (lemur)
Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (lemur)

7 – LEMUR
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Back to the smaller shards of glass, but this time shaped to take on the form of a Lemur! What I liked about this one was how playful it looked, like it was ready to pounce.

Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (fennic fox)
Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (fennic fox)

6 – FENNIC FOX
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Foxes are one of those animals that look amazing anyway, but make one out of broken glass and you have something truly amazing to look at. (Only you can never touch it)

Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (fish)
Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (fish)

5 – FISH
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Not one of the best-looking ones I grant you, but a number of folds and layers makes this one stand out a little from the rest. I bet you if you put it in water it wouldn’t float.

Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (dog)
Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (dog)

4 – PLAYFUL DOG
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The 2nd of our dogs and this time it is slightly larger, and a lot more playful in the stance. I love the way the artist uses the larger parts of glass for the paws and lower legs, to give it the illusion of no fur, just like a real dog has!

Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (fox)
Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (fox)

3 – FOX
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This tiny little red fox shows the high lever of detail the artist can put into a single statue. I have to wonder how many she has made and then they have broken or fell apart.

Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (kob antelope)
Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (kob antelope)

2 – KOB ANTELOPE
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By using different layers of coloured glass the artist creates what is essentially fur! The different colours of glass really do make that show up in style when used like that.

Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (dog)
Marta Klonowska: Glass Animals (dog)

1 – DOG IN BOAT
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While it is a dog let again, for me it was one of the best. I used to have an old Old English sheepdog and let me tell you the fur looked just like this! In fact, it is simply amazing how close to the real look of the dog the artist has achieved using nothing but glass shards.

105 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Sculptures Made From Broken Glass”

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  2. Jaw-dropping masterpiece. Very skillfully transformed broken glass into a brilliant and delicate artwork.

  3. I love these and checked out the artist’s link you provided. I would love to know (or watch) how she does these. I imagine her with sharp cuts all over her upper body (lol).

  4. They are all so beautiful and delicate that they should be placed in sealed glass cases and admired. One shouldn’t need to dust them, touch them, move them or anything. I agree with EagleAye – I wouldn’t dare be anywhere near them, let alone buy them, I would be far too nervous!

  5. Beautiful works, would be wonderful to see what they look like in full sunlight, colours shimmering and all. But I can’t imagine how many cuts the sculptors had from making them! : )

  6. I made stones, stepping stones. Not just a few pieces inserted but glass covering most of the stone. I think all of my images are on another hard drive that I can’t get too right now or they are on old fashioned film and not too good. I will check one day.

  7. Ouch, ouch, ouch, is what I have to say from my time working with stained glass. I used to get tiny specks and shards of glass so small that I could barely see them. I so don’t want to mess with glass anymore ever again. Those are beautiful though. I like the Lemur best of all.

  8. These are just wonderful! I’d be reticent to move them once in place. Could be dangerous. Probably best not purchased by clumsy people.

  9. I love these!!! So amazing!!! Thank You so much for sharing! :-). I have never seen anything like this! I love animals and the whole concept of this. Marta Klonowska is truly creative and talented, what a gift!

  10. These are so astoundingly gorgeous, I can’t choose just one. They are so creative and beautiful – I love them. Thank you so much russell for introducing me to her work. They are so real and definitely recognizable. Is this what they mean when one is gobsmacked?

  11. What an unusual art form. I would never have the patience or the talent to do something so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and introducing a new art form. 🙂

  12. Oh, wow, Russell, this has got to be one of my all-time favorites. Her work is amazing. What I wouldn’t give to own one (or more) of her pieces!! Of course, creating art animals is always a big plus to me! 🙂

  13. Nice to be missed. 🙂 Yes, we had epic floods, lucky me though my new place is on high ground. Just lost my electricity for a day or so. No rain for 3 days so far. yea!

  14. These are lovely…. but is it not dangerous? Just wondering tho! and am sure going to be looking forward to the tomorrow post…. I don’t doubt you will wow me truly.

  15. Oh wow! Those are absolutely amazing Russell! That looks like a lot of work but totally worth it! Great post and thanks for sharing. 😀

  16. I love discovering seemingly random (with relation to my life) stuff like this. Beautiful! What a talent she has! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Hi Russell. I’m doing good thanks, the place is starting to shape up well. Except for the roof leaking. Here in Southern Alberta we have been having some terrible weather. Recording breaking floods and rains and what-not. So now my roof leaks. Ack. This too shall pass, otherwise I’m super busy writing. How are you doing my friend?

  18. Excellent post such an a unusual subject and what an artist, would not. Mind acquiring one of these, probably would need to take out a mortgage as well. Thanks. Ivan

  19. wow, she is super talented! They are beautiful! Just one question. How does she transport them?? Well besides very carefully? haha. Thanks Russell, we all need a little glass, I mean class sometimes. 😉

  20. What creativity. I adore the shattered glass sculptures. I am amazed that an artist put those pieces together one by one. What a cool expression of her art. Peace, Barbara

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