Fine Art Enameled

Painting with vitreous enamels and silver stain are among the most traditional forms of creating colour on glass.

Stains and enamels, mixed with water and binding glues or gums (organic glue or gum Arabic) create a soft, smooth liquid medium that is applied carefully to the surface of the glass using a variety of painting techniques. This paint is allowed to dry, and the paint is fused to the glass at temperatures ranging from 1100 to 1500 degrees.

Taqwa Glassworks Studio takes traditional glass painting and staining and moves it into contemporary glass work.

An enameled glass piece done for the Mews Restaurant & Cafe in Provincetown

An enameled glass piece done for the Mews Restaurant & Cafe in Provincetown

The use of clear, frosted glass as a canvas, gives each piece of hand painted glass a luminosity that is enhanced by ambient and direct light, and the glass takes on a life and inner glow unattainable in today’s modern stained glass offerings.

This also allows for a freedom of colour application. The result ranges from figurative effects; landscapes and dunescapes, to abstract glass imagery, which also included using the finished painted glass as components in a wide range of projects.