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I’ve started this blog to answer some of the many questions I receive about my work; to allow clients to watch the creation of their windows; and to let everyone know that this beautiful medieval art form is still alive and kicking!

Since I find it easier to respond than to write afresh, please ask away and we’ll see how it goes. It’s a blog experiment!

All the very best,




8 thoughts on “Blog

  1. What are the tools that you showed for the class the blue curved pc marked Kemper tool and the combed tool triangle – will you share source or can we purchase from you?

  2. Debora,

    I love how rich and flowing your technique is! The results are sure stunning.

    Two questions, if you’d be kind enough to answer? Do you paint your lines (first coat) with paint prepared with propylene glycol as well, or do you use water? And another one – do you get to fight with the dust settling into your painting when you do full coats? I’ve tried Reuche water-based media for preparing the paint and I am loving how fluid it is, but it attracts dust into the coat as bad as oil does and the paint clumping around dust particles is driving me crazy!

    Thank you.


    • Ha! I just found the rest of your Comment Rita. Apologies for my technological shortcomings…
      …Yes, I always paint tracelines with propylene glycol because I love how responsive the paint is mixed this way.
      …and Yes, when I apply mattes (if this is what you mean by “full coats”) dust particles are sometimes noticeable but I generally just ignore them. My paint does not clump around dust particles, perhaps because I do not use purely propylene glycol, but a mixture of pg and water. Read about the history of this method and download my Notes for Students free here. I hope these links work!

  3. Debora,
    This is perfect! I realize that it took you years to figure out what works and develop your technique, so it is incredibly generous of you to share your knowledge just like this. Thank you. The information on paint mixing is fantastic.
    Although still a very green beginner, I find myself frustrated over and over with how limiting glass painting with fast-drying paint is. It is either working with dry mat or trying to achieve depth with transparent bleeding oils, layer after fired layer. Your approach opens up so many doors out of that room and allows for different approach to glass painting. Makes me grin and breathe fuller (through my respirator 🙂 ).
    I’d love to take a workshop with you. There is just so much to learn! Do you have a regular schedule, or do you compile one once you have enough people interested?
    Thank you.

    • Hello Rita, thanks for your message. It’s nice to be appreciated. I usually teach at least 2 weeklong workshops in Vermont each year, one on stained glass design and one on glasspainting. I also teach shorter workshops and sometimes travel to teach elsewhere when invited (US and overseas). My last scheduled 2013 workshop starts on Monday. I will post 2014 dates on this blog and send out emails. If you’d like to be on my earlybird notification list please send me your email address via my website contact page Good luck with your work and happy glasspainting!

  4. I want to thank you as well for your astounding generosity in sharing your propylene glycol recipe and techniques. Was trying to do this without the “student notes” I just found and having trouble with bleeding. Now I just have to be patient and wait a WHOLE WEEK for the good stuff!

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