Vintage Glass Techniques Revealed

A short film about the history and techniques involved in producing vintage glass signage has been made in Dave Smith’s sign studio in Torquay, England. The film gives viewers a peek into Smith’s interpretation of classic glass decorating and his efforts to preserve techniques of glass working, including reverse glass gilding, etching and brilliant cutting.

Smith has contributed several “how-to” articles to Sign Business magazine throughout the course of his career. The film can be viewed online at

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