November | Two Day | The Art of Verre Églomisé - Reverse Glass Painting | Yanny Petters


November | Two Day | The Art of Verre Églomisé - Reverse Glass Painting | Yanny Petters


Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of November

10.00am - 5pm

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About this Glass Painting Workshop

Create a decorative mirror using the jewel like colours and gold used in old reverse painted panels.

This course is a very special introduction to the history and techniques of the ancient art of Verre Eglomisé/reverse painting on glass. 

In the Middle ages farmers painted icons in this technique, which were sold to pilgrims as a winter income.

In Victorian to modern times the technique is employed to decorate mirrors and shop signs.

Paint and gold or silver foil are applied to the back of clear glass, creating layers of brightly coloured and reflective designs.

In this two day workshop you can create a decorative mirror from your own design. 

No prior experience required. Materials supplied. You will be given a list of tools to bring along.

About Yanny


Yanny Petters has been painting exquisitely detailed portraits of wild plants since the 1990s. Her love and interest in botanical art stemmed from her work as a signwriter where plant themes were common in decorative design. As well as working in watercolours and oils Yanny also specialises in ‘painting on glass’, a technique she has been developing since her signwriting years. Her paintings are in a number of important collections including the Dr. Shirley Sherwood Collection at Kew Gardens, London and the Office of Public Works, in Wicklow Mountains National Park and the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin.

Recently Yanny has been exploring Nature Print, which is a form of fine art mono print in which the plant itself is used to print from. The technique was used in the Middle Ages to illustrate Herbals for Medicinal Plant identification.

Yanny teaches watercolour painting and drawing from nature and the purpose of her work is to raise awareness of the wonders of nature and especially the wild plants of Ireland.

She is a member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists and the Water Colour Society of Ireland.