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Verre Églomisé - Drawing into Gold
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Verre Églomisé
Drawing into Gold

Society of Gilders Conference, August, 2024 | Instructor: Lynne Rutter

Verre Églomisé is the traditional art of reverse gilded and painted glass.
This 2-day intensive workshop emphasizes designing for this inspiring and special medium: not only the fundamental techniques of gilding for églomisé, but also the many effects that can be created with etching, painting, and finishing.
Decorative glass work has many artistic and useful applications such as table-tops, backsplashes, glass insets for cabinet doors, wall panels, mirrors, and so much more. In this class you may create a gilt glass project of your own design in hands-on practice, while learning the many possibilities of this exciting art.
More advanced work and a wide variety of designs are possible with a thorough understanding of the medium.

Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • understanding gilding materials
  • gilding techniques for glass
  • what you need to know about glass
  • designing for scale, orientation, and use
  • various types and colors of gold leaf, paints, metal leaf and mica powders
  • creating pleasing color palettes for best effect
  • preparing size for gold leaf, and different media
  • design and transfer techniques for images, ornament, patterns
  • etching and shading techniques
  • flash-gilding and other modern techniques
  • site-specific design considerations
  • backing up, installation, and other finish applications

class fee:

Please check Society of Gilders for more information
  • Class includes glass, gold leaf, detailed class notes, paint, and associated materials used in class.
  • Thanks to W&B Gold Leaf who will provide leaf for this class.
  • Students should bring their own basic gilding tools: gilding pad and knife, gilding mop, gilder's tip.
  • A basic tool kit is available for $100 from W&B Gold Leaf- info@wbgoldleaf.com or call 920-459-8206 to order!
  • Additional gold and glass panels may be purchased from the instructor


Society of Gilders Conference | American College of the Building Arts, Charleston, SC


  • Reservations for this class will be available at SocietyofGilders.org very soon!
  • Contact the studio via email (link) for details about this or other classes.

Lynne Rutter has been producing professional commissions in this medium for over 15 years and has expertise in gilding through extensive training and four decades of experience in her high-end decorative art business.

all work pictured is by Lynne Rutter

WELCOME to the workshop page!

Lynne Rutter Studio occasionally hosts decorative painting classes and specialized workshops on the finer points of decorative art, gilding, murals, and finishing, taught hands-on by established, practicing artists in a spacious working atelier. Classes emphasize traditional techniques and materials and practical methods.

Contact the studio with questions, or to be added to the email list.


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"What a great, immersive experience, to learn something- really learn something I can use- in such a wonderful space... "

"Thank you Lynne! I loved everything about this class- the work, your generous teaching and humor, the magnificent studio space... Please let me know as soon as you schedule another class!"

"I just finished an entire 10 by 12 foot cloud ceiling in a little over one day all by myself. It came out awesome! Thank for teaching me how to paint clouds so easily. I amazed myself and my client."

"This is what I want to do and you have totally encouraged me to do it. I didn't want to leave your studio, I had to much fun..."

"Of course I wear a tiara while I am painting. Doesn't everyone?"

"Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us. I haven't been so inspired in so long! Looking forward to more classes. "