Toronto-based designer Marybeth Ting specializes in the ancient art of Verre Églomisé, a French term meaning glass gilding and reverse painting. Gilding is the process of applying genuine gold leaf or other precious metal leaf on a surface.
The legacy of this ancient medium that has both withstood the test of time and defied any attempts by modern technology to replicate it continues to fascinate Marybeth. Nature motifs and pattern, reflection and texture are mainstays of Marybeth’s Verre Églomisé. Integration of color and shape work to bring a modern and functional take to an ancient tradition.
After studying with world masters of Églomisé, patination and art restoration, Marybeth has exhibited her work in Canada at the Art by Designers exhibition is 2015 and 2016 and at the 8x8 Self Portrait exhibition at the 33 Contemporary, Zhou B Art Center in Chicago in 2018. She works with clients on commissioned pieces which range from art pieces to wall dividers, backsplashes, tabletops and furniture. Her work is collected internationally.
A member of the Society of Gilders, Marybeth holds Verre Églomisé workshops in Canada and in the US.