Reverse painted, glue chipped, gilt in 18ct lemon gold leaf. Handmade Frame
Dimensions – 52cm wide x 20cm high.
Glue chipped glass is glass that has been etched and covered in warm, wet hyde skin glue. As the glue cools it attaches to the rough etched glass. Once the glue is dry/hard (to the same hardness as the glass) it is then put into an oven and baked dry. As this is happenng the glue (which is harder than the glass) , shrinks and rips shards off the surface off the glass in a fern-like random pattern.This process can take between 7-40 hours depending on the thickness of the glue.