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Note from shop owner Thank you for your appreciation of my work. I'm taking a short vacation break.
My shop will re-open July 8, 2022.

Best wishes,
Jan Maitland Gallery

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 21, 2022

Thank you for your appreciation of my work. I'm taking a short vacation break.
My shop will re-open July 8, 2022.

Best wishes,
Jan Maitland Gallery

Jan Maitland

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Italian Inspired Gilded Glass Art and Jewelry

As a professional pastel and oil artist, I was drawn toward gilded glass painting during a visit to master glass artist Marco Toso Borella, in Murano, Italy. I was inspired by his work on gilded glass and application of Gustav Klimt motifs. I knew immediately that I had to explore this exciting medium.

My own glass art style has evolved and incorporates the use of gold and silver leaf gilding, and reverse painting (Verre Eglomisé). Verre Eglomisé is the art of painting and gilding on the reverse side of the glass. My designs are engraved into the gold or silver leaf and painted on the back side of my glass bowls, goblets, table tops, home decor pieces, and jewelry. The technique dates back to the pre-Roman eras, but its name is derived from 18th century French decorator and art-dealer Jean-Baptise Glomy (1711–1786) who is responsible for its re-popularization.

Gilding stone and glass with luscious gold and silver is also incorporated into my jewelry designs. My one-of-a-kind gilded signature pieces are made with many elements including semi-precious and precious gems for my necklaces, bracelets, earrings and brooches.

My Italian inspired gilded glass work has received artistic acclaim and I have done commissioned pieces for devotees in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York as well as locally.

I employ the highest quality materials, including 23 Karat gold leaf, white gold leaf, sterling silver and copper leaf. All of my gilded and painted glass pieces are sealed rendering them as usable art.

In addition to my signature memberships in other professional art societies, I am a member of the Society of Gilders and have studied gilding techniques with Frances Federer in San Francisco.

***Now for a little personal story about a frenzied artist and her beloved cat named Cello.
Once upon a time, I was frantically getting ready for an exhibit of my gilded glass bowls, and as I finished each piece, I carefully lined them up on a display unit with several shelves. As always, Cello, my beautiful purring cat, (hence the name) would accompany me to the studio to watch my work progress. I know she must feel involved, even with her many cat naps near my work table.

As I entered my studio, one morning, my sense of accomplishment with production for this upcoming show, quickly turned to one of despair. The big shelf unit with all my new glowing golden glass bowls had crashed on the floor. I was distraught. What was I going to do? Days later when I could breathe again, I was able to fix some of the unbroken bowls by engraving designs to refresh what was damaged, giving me what I now call my Peek-A-Boo and Tuxedo series. Amazingly, those bowls were my best sellers at that exhibit, and continue to be to this day. Some designs of this type are in my shop and on my website, and Cello proudly claims her part in that unfortunate, but fortunate accident. The now happy accident has become a part of my design strategy for many of my gilded glass bowls. Thank goodness "curiosity that killed the cat" was not the fate of my beautiful feline, Cello.***

My Other Etsy Shop:
Please check out my other (brother/sister) Etsy shop of fine art giclee prints.
Maitland Art Prints

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  • Jan Maitland

    Owner, Verre Eglomisé (Reverese Painting And Gold Leaf Gilding On Glass) And Gilded Jewelry Design.

    Italy was inspiration to my glass art. Originally from New York, I now live on the West Coast where I have my studio.

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