Hand-Silvered Distressed Glass

Ruth Giovannetti

Class Price: $215

Skill level: Open to beginners

Class Size: 20

Class description: In this class, you will learn the art of hand silvering glass. You will also learn how to properly protect the back of your glass and the correct way to install them. This class is for anyone looking to expand their portfolio into a new medium..mirrors! Turn ordinary glass into a stunning backsplash, accent wall or art niche. 

Through an extensive process of trial error, Ruth has found a way around the frustrating aspect of removing the backing of commercial mirrors by simply avoiding it altogether. Since Ruth started working with this technique she has greatly cut down on her costs and now approximately 1/3 of her business has become hand silvering distressing mirrors. 

In this class you will complete multiple glass tile samples to show your future clients.

Tools to pack: Sponges

Products Used: Angel Gilding mirroring supplies, silver solution and reducerBio: Working as a decorative artisan/painter in Lubbock, Texas, for the past twenty years, Ruth has had the chance to work in different mediums of our craft. As we all know, we’ll paint anything, if it sits still long enough. I work mostly in water-based products, both for health and environmental issues. I have had the pleasure of working in Dongguan, China and Beijing, China. Lubbock, Texas has been my home for over thirty years and I love it! We have a small company, Gio Studio, run by myself and my son, Jeremy Giovannetti. We have two part time employees, Wendy Lavo and Tina Holm that we couldn’t do without. Check us out at our Facebook page, Gio Studio or Instagram @giostudio or @ruthgio