Sold-Out at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, 2017

It’s the first time ever that I decided to take the plunge and take my work outside Bangalore, my comfort zone.

It was a late decision, I had a few dozen things in stock that I had made for a bazaar but for some reason I could not attend it. Plus I was super excited about doing what I truly enjoy, the larger, much bigger stained glass door panels. But then I wanted my work to travel and I chose Mumbai and Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.
The day I went for the interview with my products, the love, warmth and confidence I received that day is unforgettable, the panel was waiting for me, they had seen my website and were welcoming and warm, at the end of the interview the products that I took with me were purchased by a panel member.

The event itself was overwhelming and 1400 plus handmade stained glass products that we made were sold out one day before the last day of the exhibition.
All this and the final sell out would not have been happened without our friends and family, it would have been an impossible task altogether.

The photographs below say it all that happened on Saturday 11th February 2017 at my stall.

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I made 600 birds and I am overwhelmed, not just by the sale, by the re-re-re sale to the people who kept coming back twice/thrice to buy more to gift their family and friends 🙂

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GlassHopper was featured as one of the 10 ‘Fresh Fantastic Makers You Can’t Miss’ at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

10 Fresh Fantastic Makers You Can’t Miss At The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2017

Model/Actor/YouTuber Vaibhav Talwar features Glasshopper as his favorite stall at #HTKGAF17 in his video blog that beautifully covers the entire event, Thank You!


ABP Majha Ghe Bharari – does an exclusive video on Glasshopper at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. This was aired on ABP Majha on Feb 13, 2017 and you can watch the video online now.

#THANKYOU #MUMBAI and the #HTKGAF for all the warmth and support.
Gratitude and love towards everyone who stopped by, bought my work, appreciated and extended best wishes.


In collaboration with Art by Aarohi – The Fusion Projects

I am so excited to share this with you.


I am not a jewellery person, I adorn jewellery pieces, yes I do, but for me jewellery has always been precious metal and gems. That’s what comes to my mind when I hear the word ‘Jewellery’ Please pardon my limited interest in ornaments and jewellery, but all these years I believed that anything other than precious metals and gems is nothing but just an assembly of beads to make something that is attractive and a fun project to match this accessory with your attire.

I believe in Metal smiths, Silver/goldsmiths who are the ‘kaarigars’, artists who have kept the concept of ‘Handmade’ intact with beating, welding, soldering, carving hard metals to perfection. It’s the ‘kaarigars’ who create, others, assemble. With all due respect to each person who attempts handmade creations, I was lucky enough to be chosen by Aarohi Singh, artist and designer at ‘Art by Aarohi’.

I must admit that I have been a fan of Aarohi’s work, followed her creations through all social media links and I have also personally known her for a while now. When Aarohi came to me with the idea of getting some pieces done in glass for jewellery with her original artwork sandwiched in between two glasses, I was thrilled, and asked her if we could do this together 🙂 She said Yes!

IMG_4618 Six months into making jewellery and these past six months have been nothing but a non-stop learning for me. As artist, as an entrepreneur, these past few months were precious. There have been times when I was overwhelmed by all this, but Aarohi made sure that I observe and work on the details of each piece that I craft. Cutting a pair of perfect circles, grinding them to perfection, copper foiling them and eventually soldering them together was tough. For me, this was a sudden shift from making and designing 7 X 3 square feet stained glass door panels to creating a 1inch diameter circular jewellery piece. It was a giant leap and it only made me realise my true potential as a stained glass artist when I slowly started working perfectly onto much smaller glass pieces. Aarohi and me are all set to launch our creation really soon and meanwhile I am eager to share some of the ‘work in progress’ photos of our work.

Do take a look and we eagerly look forward having you at our launch event on Aug27th and 28th!








Please do click here, to read more about ArtbyAarohi and the fusion projects.

To view this first collection do drop by at the ArtbyAarohi Studio in Bangalore on the 27th and 28th of Aug 2016 at:

The ArtbyAarohi Studio
C-44 Diamond District Apartments,
Kodihalli, Old Airport Road,
Bangalore – 560008 KA