Glass Jewels

Glue chipping is a process where hot animal glue is poured onto the sandblasted surface of clear float glass. As it dries, the glue shrinks, removing flakes of glass from the surface.

This is one of six sheets we are currently making that has been chipped three times to achieve its beautiful character. In a few weeks, it will be cut to pattern, beveled and provide the background glass for the entryway in an 1880’s home in Richmond, Virginia.