Barn Owl. Hand kiln-fired painted glass.
The glass is double layered flash glass. The shape of the bird is sandblasted into the glass and then it is glass-painted by hand and then kiln-fired. It is back-lit by an LED light sheet and framed and hung on the wall. It has a dial to adjust the brightness and the warmth of the light.
Available in the following formats:
- Framed and mounted on an LED light sheet that is dimmable and tuneable, 35 x 45cm.
- Framed Print (A4)
- Unframed Print (A4 & A3)
- Greeting Card (15 x 20cm, with envelope)
Glass made by Lamberts Glass in Germany. Glass supplied by Pearsons Glass. Sandblasting by Bright Blast Cleaning, Kings Lynn. Light sheet and dial supplied by Applelec Lighting in Bradford. Framing by Walsingham Gallery & Framing in untreated oak.
About our LED backlights
Electric LED light sheets, supplied by Applelec signs, are placed behind the glass painting, to bring it to life.
Between the LED light sheet and the glass painting is a white opaque plastic diffuser sheet. The glass painting, diffuser sheet and LED light sheet are held together in the frame. Then the framed glass painting unit can be hung on the wall.
The electric cord comes out of one of the bottom corners of the back of the frame and must be plugged into a 13AMP wall socket. Sometimes the glass painting looks nice without the LED light sheet turned on, the white plastic diffuser backing is enough.
If the LED sheet is tuneable and dimmable, then on the electric cord is a dial. This dial is used to adjust the brightness or dimness of the glass painting. This dial is also used to adjust the temperature of the light; from warm yellow light to cold blue light, depending on what is required for the time of day, mood of the onlooker, the colours of the glass painting or the surrounding decor of the room.
By default, our LED light sheets come with this dimmable and tuneable functionality but a flat on/off option is available upon request. The light colour and brightness can be supplied at a constant brightness and warmth to your preference
How to Adjust a Tuneable Electric Light Sheet that Illuminates a Glass Painting
This video shows how to adjust the brightness and the temperature of the electric LED light sheet that is installed behind a framed wall-hung glass painting. The dial is used to adjust the light from dim to bright and from cold light to warm light. This dimmable tuneable LED light sheet is supplied by Applelec Signs www.applelec.co.uk. The glass is yellow-on-clear glass supplied by Pearsons Glass www.pearsons-glass.co.uk with an area of the yellow layer of glass sandblasted away to reveal clear glass. The barn owl is then hand-painted by Emma Blount onto the clear area of the glass.