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Verre Eglomise
Special Intro Workshop

Last held December 7, 2019 | Instructor: Lynne Rutter | location:Castle in the Air, Berkeley, CA

Verre Églomisé is the traditional art of reverse gilded and painted glass.
In this one-day workshop, learn the fundamental techniques of eglomise, including mirror glass gilding with genuine gold leaf, and explore the many effects that can be created with etching, painting, and finishing.
Working on small samples is an excellent way to try out design ideas and colors, practice and experiment. This special introductory workshop was developed for Castle in the Air Studio, as a way to learn these techniques while creating ornaments for gifts or decor.

This class may serve as an introduction to the art of glass gilding, but those with previous gilding experience will have ample opportunity to improved their techniques. Bring your own designs on your phone or tablet to customize your work.

Glass gilded ornaments!

class fee:

includes all materials including genuine gold leaf, paints and tools used in class


Castle in the Air Studio | 1801B Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710 (map)


  • To Reserve space in this workshop please visit the Castle in the Air website.
  • To inquire about this or other classes taught by Lynne Rutter, please contact the studio directly.

    a large verre églomisé piece by Lynne Rutter, work in progress

WELCOME to the workshop page!

Lynne Rutter Studio occasionally hosts decorative painting and mural classes and specialized workshops on the finer points of decorative art, gilding, 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. "