The Heron’s striking pose is unique, even among this most distinctive series. Its tall, independent pose exudes self-reliance. The sandblasted surface of its plumage sets it apart from the rest of Toikka’s birds.
Oiva Toikka’s series of glass birds are his best-known works. Each glass bird is individually handmade at iittala’s sister factory in Nuutajãrvi, Finland. Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish glass. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art sets him apart from the streamlined aesthetic of Nordic design. Birds have been a source of inspiration to Oiva Toikka for 30 years.