Golds that Glisten

Hand made reverse glass advertising sign using over 100 year old techniques. This Glass sign was fisrt hand drawn and designed onto paper. I then took the design and built it on computer refining shapes back and fourth.

From sketching to scanning and vectoring the shapes with the mouse and keyboard.  The final artwork was photographed and applied to screen and then the

glass was printed with black firing glass enamel which I had highly pigmented for density. The print came out crisp and sharp with excellent detail all over,this was then fired into the glass.at high tempratures. I now let the glass cool to room temprature and applied a resist for the lettering to be acid embossed, I also brilliant cut puntie circles and edge cuts into areas of the design around the illustration of the girl,  these were finished crystal clear from polishing with felt wheels. Once all the embossing techniques were finished I curved the glass round a stainless steel mould and then finally water gilded in various shades of gold leaf with some ver eglomise in areas to give depth and detail to the end artwork. Made in 2010 .

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3 Responses to “Golds that Glisten”

  1. hi dave i am 51 years of age and been in the sign industry all wy life owning my own
    company for the past 30 years. my father and grandfather were writers.
    as well as running a conventional sign company my main interest is glass work,back glass gilding, painting, hydroflouric acid embossing, french white etchig. i would be intersted in visiting your studios for a chat as we are both obviously dedicated to same pursuit. look forward to hearing from you

    regards mel

  2. xoxoxoBruce says:

    Kudos, Sir, I’m gobsmacked by your work. Not only your incredible craftsmanship, but your impeccable eye for design… a rare combination, indeed.
    It pains me to know I could never own a sample of your work. That pain is tempered by the fact, by doing commercial commissions your work will make many people’s day a little brighter. Thank You.

  3. David Smith says:

    Thankyou very much Bruce. keep looking in on the site as it will be updated occasionally with new artwork. I appreciate it.
    Dave

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