While doing research for an upcoming project including gilding on glass, I came across the beautiful works of artist Jan Maitland. She works in two mediums, pastels and glass. On the glass, she uses the verre églomisé technique, which is the art of painting and gilding on the reverse side of the glass.
"Mardis Gras" Bowl Verre Eglomisé
Designs may be hand painted or decoupaged, then 23 Karat gold leaf, fine silver or copper leaf are applied and sealed. The leaf can also be engraved.
Square Nugget Bowl Verre Eglomisé
She was first drawn to the verre églomisé technique when she visited the studio of master glass artist Marco Toso Borella, in Murano, Italy. “I was inspired by his work on gilded glass and application of Gustav Klimt motifs. I knew immediately that I had to explore this exciting medium."
Glass Hors D'oeuvre Platter In a Millefiori with 23-Karat Gold Leaf Design
Glass Bowl In White Gold and Blue Patina Verre Eglomisé