Oiva Toikka has been designing beautiful hand made glass birds since 1972. The story of the famous Toikka birds began with the small Flycatchers blown to life by the craftsmen at the Nuutajarvi factory.
Each bird is hand blown and takes about 10 days to make. This means that each bird is different. The iittala shop in Helsinki has a wonderful collection.
The 3 glass balls in the foreground show the growth of the birds as they are being made. You can see further progress in the next couple of photos.
It would be difficult to make a selection with so many beautiful birds to choose from. No wonder people collect them.