Painting & Staining
Both glass painting and staining are techniques in which pigment is fired into the glass by heating in a kiln to some point below the melting point of the glass. Although the pigment is chemically incorporated into the glass, it is a confined to the surface of the glass, and can thus be engraved and/or sandblasted
Glass painting uses coloured glazes in the same manner as is used for pottery. However, since it is transparent glass which is glazed, the colour arises as a result of both transmission and reflection.
Staining uses compounds such as silver oxide, which gives a yellow to deep amber colouring. Gold may also be used.
I have used painting and staining, combined with engraving, in my large bowls, and in my panel "The Garden"
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