MIRROR AND GLASS FINISHES
at the heart of what we do
The process of creating an antiqued glass mirror panel or tile is very much an artistic one; a variety of secret techniques will be used to build up the right level of ‘foxing’ (aging) and achieve the exact look sought after. We antique each panel individually, paying special attention to the edges so that the antiquing ‘creeps’ in from the outside and gently dissipates towards the middle.
All standard finishes can be added to all our coloured glass.
* not available on Georgian Drawn 3/5mm glass
COLOURED GLASS OPTIONS
Our coloured glass is available in different thicknesses. Click on each image to find out more information.
GILDED GLASS & VERRE ÉGLOMISÉ
We work with many different types of gold and metal leaf to create wonderfully elegant mirrors and reflective surfaces.
Gilded glass involves the application of a ‘size’ to the reverse of clear glass and then laying a metal leaf (gold, silver or metal) which then creates a reflective surface. The overlapping metal leaves and the drying process give rise to beautiful variations in this mirrored surface.
Verre églomisé is a French term referring to the process of applying both a design and gilding onto the rear face of glass to produce a reflective surface. We start with clear glass and start by painting our design on the reverse using pigments and polishes. Once we have built up our design, we then overlay this with a metal leaf, resulting in a decorative reflective surface.
Below are some of the different leafs we work with. All can be ordered as samples except for the asterisked ones.