Professional balloon artist
Balloon Artworks specializes in high-end balloon art and balloon decor. So, whether it's balloon modelling for guests at your party or wedding reception, or creating amazing balloon decor to transform a space into a magical setting, we make your event extra special and memorable.
Serving Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
" The display looked stunning, and all the staff gave great feedback, saying how much they and customers loved it, and how great it looked. Would highly recommend this company for their stunning display, and also their professionalism." Derby Garden Centre
Experts in high-end balloon art
Balloon Artworks is a family studio based in Ripley in Amber Valley, Derbyshire and our work takes us all over the East Midlands and South Yorkshire.
Our balloon art
You've probably guessed from our work that we love balloons. Even more than that, we love finding new things to do and make with balloons. For some artists, their media are paint and canvas; for us as balloon artists, our media are balloons, in all their forms.
Whilst we do work with foil and plastic balloons, we prefer to work with natural rubber or latex balloons, which give us enormous creative scope and freedom. Latex balloons are also completely biodegradable and break down at the same rate as an oak leaf, or approximately a year. And just so you know, we are committed to ensuring balloons are not released into the environment, even the biodegradable ones: we do not do balloon releases and your can read our policy on balloon releases here.
We use latex balloons from only the very best manufacturers, who ensure the latex used to produce their balloons is harvested sustainably. In fact, rubber trees when responsibly managed, can produce rubber for as long as 40 years.
Balloon modelling by our expert balloon artist
Our balloon modelling is a big hit with people of all ages. Your guests will be enthralled by seeing our balloon modeller transform balloons into adorable animals or well-known TV and cartoon characters, all before their very eyes.
Balloon modelling is a perfect way to get your guests in the party mood, and to entertain visitors to fetes and festivals. See more of our incredible balloon artistry here.
Balloon decor for your event
We like to come up with designs that are a bit different and, hopefully, something you haven't seen before.
It all depends on the style of your event, and we like to talk to our customers to find out as much as possible about your plans and ideas so that we understand the impact you want to achieve, whether that's fun and quirky, or elegant and sophisticated.
We offer a bespoke service, so if there's a design you've found on Pinterest that you like the look of, we are happy to advise how this, or a similar look, could be achieved for your event within your budget.
We are very creative people, so we love to get calls from customers asking us to make something unusual.
We work with a wide variety of clients, from individuals and families organizing birthday parties, to couples planning their wedding, and large corporate clients requiring our balloon decorating service for an event or product launch. We also build specially commissioned props and sculptures for events and photo shoots.
Our corporate clients include Ferrero Thorntons in Alfreton; Sainsbury's in Ripley; Eden Public Relations in Nottingham; Blue Diamond Derby Garden Centre; Hotel Van Dyk in Clowne near Chesterfield; Kingfisher Lighting in Mansfield; Eastwood Hall Hotel and Conference Centre in Nottinghamshire; Kaspa's Dessert Bar Derby; Arctic Cabins and Cabin Master Nottingham; Yorkshire Businessman of the Year 2016 and founder of the Elite Business Academy, Craig Wilkinson; inspirational speaker and Times Number 1 best-selling author, Richard McCann; Cash for Kids Sheffield; and Hallam FM.
Melanie Allen CBA is a Certified Balloon Artist and one of only 2,000 CBAs worldwide, having qualified via the only certification programme for balloon professionals in the world.
Melanie is also proud to be a member of the following professional bodies and associations, who lead the way in training and establishing best practice and codes of conduct for balloon professionals:
We are fully insured and can provide disclosure certificates for DBS purposes.