Verre Eglomise is the process of applying metal leaf to glass. Precious metals such as Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium are used depending on the required effect.
This make Verre Eglomise sound like a simple straight-forward process, however, this is not the case. Through a panoply of techniques a myriad of wonderful, luxurious, effects can be achieved that scatter light, creating colours, translucence and reflections that cannot be achieved through other media.
Over nearly 30 years of working with Verre Eglomise Estitxu Garcia has created her own unique vocabulary of techniques that include the use of range of chemicals to create striking colour effects that enhance and extend the pure metallic colour.
The Verre Eglomise panel is often ‘distressed’. This is a process of thinning the layer of metal leaf after it has been applied so that it will reveal Art Work that has been created on a back board that will sit behind the Verre Eglomise glass panel.
Please see the the links below for examples.
These six glass panels formed wardrobe doors that were created for the interior designers ‘China Coast’. They are made in silver leaf using the technique of Verre Eglomise – gilding on Glass
This two mirrors were commisionded by Lason Robb Interiors design.
The centre mirror panel were made in silver leaf to achieve an antiqued mirror appearance.
The screen pictured above was produced using the technique of Verre Eglomise and is a bespoke item made to a client specification.
White gold with hand painted motifs.
This is one of the most popular mirrors I have designed.
Even thought I have made many of them in different colours it is still one of my favourites.
White gold and silver on glass
This is a bespoke headboard I designed and made for a client in Market Harborough using the technique of Verre Eglomise.
This is made in silver leaf that has been chemically treated to create subtle colouring effects.
The leaves and flowers are painted by hand.