Mastering verre églomisé

The art of Amanda Sutton
15 August, 2018
Amanda Sutton
Amanda Sutton creates coastal landscapes on glass, using techniques she has developed from Verre églomisé. This is a term employed by French sign writers who create highly decorative shop and café signs using mirror. Encompassing several techniques that include etching, applying metal leaf, painting the backs of mirrors, Sutton uses the warmth of distressed gold and silver leaf to impart the fleeting tonal lighting and reflective qualities of sea, sky and coastal flats.

About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.