Painting with Glass
You might think that the picture at right is a closeup version of a Leonardo Da Vinci oil painting. You would be incorrect. The work shown is actually a frit painting by noted artist Miriam DiFiore. In fact all the images on this page are solid glass frit paintings.
“Frit Painting,” also known as “powder painting,” is a little known glass art technique where the artist uses powdered glass (called “frit”) of many colors to create images which are then kiln-fired to produce wonderful solid glass “paintings.” As you can see from the examples, frit paintings can be every bit as rich in color and texture as traditional painting techniques. They can also employ all the unique characteristics of glass art – such as light transmission and reflection – that other paintings cannot.
We at Renegade have been fortunate to work with artist Sara MacFarland as she has developed her frit painting technique and we are proud to announce that she has agreed to co-teach a class in Frit Painting with Karla.
Introduction to Frit Painting
We occasionally hold this class at the Renegade Art Glass studio.
This 4 hour course will typically be held in two 1.5 hour sessions on succeeding Saturdays.
Student artists will produce an 8 1/2″ by 11″ design on a clear glass background. No previous glass art experience is necessary.
The tuition for the course will be $85, and will include all glass and supplies necessary.