Posts Tagged ‘gilding’

Bird Deco

Monogramme Glass Sign.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Monogramme Glass Sign . A decorative reverse glass sign with various techniques inluding brilliant cutting and acid etching. (more…)

V&A Museum – Reverse Glass

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

This piece of reverse glass gilding will be exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Musem London. The show will run from September 2011 to January 2012 in the V&A’s Porter gallery. The V&A and Crafts Council will retain ownership of the piece after the show. (more…)

The Golden Age of Reverse Glass Signs and Signwriting

Monday, March 28th, 2011

A few images of times gone by of the older generation of craftsmen at work in there studios, brilliant cutting and glass embossing. (more…)

Dave Smith Victorian Reverse Glass Sign

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Made for the end credits of my film  which you can see here. Acid etched lettering with 23crt Gold-Leaf  blended to 12crt Gold.

The background was hand painted and finger blended , all the lettering was hand written and then shadows were added to give depth.  (more…)

Summer (Letterheads Magazine Cover 97)

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

This panel was designed for the 1997 front cover of Letterhead’s magazine, USA It is an acid-etched glass piece, 3ft x 30″s which employs acid etching, glazes of transparent paint and gilding, finger blending was also used, the rose is watergilded over an acid stipple and then cross hatched and finally painted behind with black japan.. (more…)

Letterheads Glass Signs

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The glass signs in this section were projects for Letterhead gatherings that I have attended here in the UK. In 1995 I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Letterheads 20 Big Ones meet in Denver, Colorado USA, hosted by Mark and Rose Oatis. This gave me the chance to meet Noel Weber, a top glass artist and signmaker from Boise, Idaho. (more…)

P.H.Zang Brewing Co – Step by Step

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

This Victorian reverse glass sign was made for a local pub in my town. It was designed from an original trade card that Rick Glawson bought from an advertising show in Los Angeles. (more…)

Gregg Heger Reverse Glass Sign

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

This oval glass Sign was made for a good friend named Gregg Heger in Boston, Mass, USA in 2010. (more…)

Gold Leaf Workshops – Photos

Friday, July 23rd, 2010
Gold Leaf Workshop

In my desire to pass on this knowledge to other craftsmen, I regularly hold reverse glass gilding workshops where sometimes on a one to one basis & sometimes in groups I teach the techniques of glass decoration that I have researched over the years. (more…)