Incorporating art with design for a glass splash back in a new kitchen renovation was a dream come true for Basia. "I've always wanted to produce a splash back with a design etched onto the back of a glass panel. The artwork creates a little space and time for contemplation in what is often a very busy area of the house".
The process has been complex. Wellington Glass & Mirror measured, cut and supplied the glass to Innovation Glass Newtown who spray painted the back of the glass black. The black back of the glass was covered in stencil film ready for Basia to cut the design by hand. Artrix Glass Studio sandblasted through the black paint to translucent glass. The etched glass panel went back to Innovation Glass Newtown to be spray painted white so the glass could be installed with no possibility of glue showing through the etched glass.
Phew! Sounds complicated. Looks fantastic and so easy to wipe and keep clean!
Basia Smolnicki is a Wellington based artist specialising in traditionally hand crafted fine art and etched glass for homes and interiors.