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Reverse Painted Glass

After many years as professional furniture designer/maker Martin Gerard had a life-changing event happen. In 1989 a booming voice in the night turned a woodworker into an artist. Four years later Martin went on to introduce his art to the world in 1993 in New York at an international show.

This table has hand painted acid etched aluminum legs and sub-top. The top is painted with enamel on the reverse side. It is sealed with a sub-top

 

 

 

 

 

Pyramid Console Table

 

Featuring Figured Eucalyptus and hand painted

acid etched base and sub-top with reverse painted
3/4 ” glass top

 

 

Watch as light plays off the materials

This video shows how the light plays with movement as well as showing how the painting appears at the edge of the glass with a prism affect.

Music also by Martin Gerard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cube Cocktail Table

 

Featuring Figured Eucalyptus and hand painted

acid etched base and sub-top with reverse painted

3/4 ” glass top

 

 

 

Pyramid Console Table

 

Featuring Quilted Makore’ and hand painted

acid etched base and sub-top with reverse painted

3/4 ” glass top

 

 

 

 

 

Because the enamel has bonded to the glass we see the painting appear at the edge. This adds a sense of mystery. The etched metal allows the glass to be bonded to the sub-top without seeing how, this also adds to the wow factor.

 

 

 

 

 

“Martin and his wife moved to Orcas Island in 1995, feeling that the island environment would stimulate and allow his art to evolve. He continues to make tabletops as well as wall pieces and sculptures. Doing reverse painting on glass, with colors and patterns which cause one to not just glance, but rather to look and look and look again”

Emily Reed
The Journal of the San Juan Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

My work evolves much the same way that intent works in our lives. We
don’t see the results until we’re down the road. I experience this
when I turn the glass over to see what was just created.”

What’s your Point Table

Martin introduced his art tables to the world in 1993 in New York at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair

“There is something very special about these art glass tables…I just love cleaning up my tables before or after company comes, it is as though I am polishing Aladdin’s lamp. Complete with all the magic.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crossbow Table

 

Another table introduced to the world in 1993 in New York at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair

more tables from the past

 

 

 

Rotisserie designed and built by Martin Gerard for painting enamel on the reverse side of glass