Glass staining is a technique for drawing or painting on glass. The paint in burnt into the glass surface at high temperatures. This way the drawing and colors are in the glass permanently. This process can be repeated in multiple layers.

For the painting of glass, we use a powder. This powder consists of small particles of glass. These are ground with a mortar and then mixed with a binder. Glass pigments can also be sprinkled. This can be done with a simple spreading sieve, for example. Frits can be sprinkled with a larger sieve.

At Make Eindhoven we have various light boxes on which you can work.

Maker painting glass

Materials
For glass staining and sprinkling you use glass pigments or frits. We do not have these in stock in the workshop, but we can order them on request. You can also purchase them yourself elsewhere. The same goes for mediums that you use to make the pasta.

Timeline
Prior to your project, discuss the timeline with one of our advisors.

Time indications

Staining depending on size and pigment
Sprinkling depending on size and pigment
Burn-in low burning 1 day on average, depending on thickness and pigment
Burn-in high burning up to 2 days, depending on thickness and pigment

Preparation
We would love to meet you, to see what we can do for you and your project. If we can help you, we will discuss your process further.

Investment
To see the up-to-date prices for the use of our workshop, please download the pricelist below. Prices for materials can be requested at the workshop.