Grisaille Work

This method of painting on glass differs from applying vitreous enamels in one way – working subtractively.  After the paint is applied (usually using thinner layers) and has dried, a stiff brush or other tool is used to scratch away and remove paint not wanted.  The piece is then fired in a kiln to bind the glass surfaces.  The process is repeated multiple times for satisfying results.

 

Samples of Completed Work