Crafting Glassware


My work is my passion. I love the process, from searching out inspiration for designs, creating new designs, painting a piece and teaching others the craft as well. There is an immense sense of pride and fulfillment when you see an idea turn into a tangible, beautiful piece of glassware.

It occurred to me that some of my readers might wonder how the glassware from Golden Hill Studio is made so I thought I’d share some of that information with you all!

A water-based paint is used for the artwork and because it is water based, we use brushes made for acrylic paint.

(Rikki Snyder Photography)

 

(Rikki Snyder Photography)

 

We spin the paint on using a wheel for the backgrounds so they are smooth and even. (Here, my apprentice Sarah, works on some pieces)

Once the painting is complete, a piece must air dry for 24 hours and is then baked in an oven. It then cools in the oven so the paint will set. Once the cooling process is complete, voilá, it is done!

Some finished products:

(Rikki Snyder Photography)

(Rikki Snyder Photography)

(Rikki Snyder Photography)


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