There are as many ways to paint on glass as there are ways to paint on paper or canvas and an equal diversity in stylistic artistic expression.

The fact that the vitreous paint/enamel used must be fired in a kiln to achieve permanence and chemical maturation of the pigment only adds to the challenge and excitement of painting on glass

Vitreous (glass bearing; enamel) paint has a long history as well. The first registered surface application of enamel is dated to 1425 BC! Fired opaque glass paints for use in stained glass dates to 1145 AD on a conserved window from the Augsburg Cathedral in Germany.

Vitreous paints can be transparent, translucent or opaque and have firing maturation temperatures that span from 1000°F. to 1550°F. The paints can be mixed with a wide assortment of binders and mediums which allow the artist a vast expression in application.

"Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do." —Rumi

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