Introduction to Verre Églomisé

Introduction to Verre Églomisé


A one day introduction to the technique of gilding on glass. Intended to familiarise you with the practice of gilding and etching a design onto glass.

During the day you will gild a 10x10cm coaster that you can take home at the end of the course.

You will learn how to:
prepare the glass
make a size for the gold application
cut and apply loose gold leaf onto the reverse of the glass
etch a design onto the glass
seal the gold with enamel

An amazing opportunity to learn new skills and understand this incredible art.

Suitable for all ages and abilities. No experience required. A fantastic group activity with friends.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are supplied. You will be applying 6 carat white gold loose leaf. 23.5 carat gold can be purchased at additional cost of £0.50 per sheet.

A selection of suitable designs to etch will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own. You may wish to contact me to discuss suitability as some designs may take longer to etch.

Refreshments (tea, fresh coffee, homemade biscuits/cake) provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Please arrive for 9.30am for a drink and a chance to talk through what we will be doing. Gilding will start at 10am.

Please contact me for upcoming dates and venues. Most pre-arranged workshops will be based in North Norfolk, but can be flexible. Workshops, inclusive of date and venue can be arranged to suit you.


Rachael Bone at Rachael Bone Designs

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1 day (flexible times to suit)

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Lisa Davies - - #33337

Just finished this wonderful day course with Rachael - it was a LOT of fun! I, of course, chose quite an intricate image, but the result was gorgeous. Rachael was helpful, patient and accommodating - an excellent teacher. The gilding is tricky but very enjoyable and the etching is very rewarding when you see the final result. Very happy with this workshop and would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a creative day course or just to try something creatively different. Thanks Rachael!

Response from Rachael Bone Designs:

Thank you for a wonderful day Lisa! I’m really glad you enjoyed it. I’m so pleased you were able to complete the etching today-it was indeed an intricate image, but the final result was superb! I’m looking forward to seeing it when it’s dried!

Celia - - #28080

Thank you so much for a fantastic workshop. It was an extremely enjoyable day. Gilding is such a special skill to learn and I loved the design and feel very happy with the end result. Thank you for your guidance and patience and I can’t wait to attend another workshop soon.

Dawn - - #28081

I had a very enjoyable day in a lovely, relaxed class, everything was so well organised. Thank you Rachael for sharing your skills and knowledge so calmly with us all. Can’t wait to do some more.

Jenny - - #28083

I really enjoyed learning to gild with Rachael. Having never tried it before, her patience was greatly appreciated and I will definitely continue to do it in the future.

Sarah Barrie - - #28040

We had a great day with Rachael, very friendly and informative course.

Response from Rachael Bone Designs:

Thank you so much for coming Sarah. I hope you enjoyed it and get to try some at home! I would love to see some photos. Many thanks.

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