Glass Muller, fine art tool for making paint - Artexpone

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Our mullers are handmade by artisan glass-blowers in Spain. For a traditional method of paint manufacturing, the muller can be used to grind and mix color pigments on the surface of marble or glass. Available to buy online.

See how to use the Muller to make Paint:

A Glass Muller is a classic tool to grind pigments and it has been used for centuries by renowned artists to prepare creative paint recipes. This Muller is used especially in the traditional manufacturing of oil paints. The way of making the paste, crushing the pigment, is the best way to mix dry pigments with oils.

The glass mullers of Artexpone are handmade, and we have made them with the same methods and same characteristics used by most historical painters. Each of the pieces are molded with gravity and movement and placed in a furnace at 1500 ºC (2700 ºF) by a master glass-blower. Then tuned to 850 ºC (1500 ºF) for 18 hours. As a character of this manual production, each piece does not come out exactly the same.

The result is solid, consistent glass pieces with a smooth handle and a soft textured base. (micro-texture of melted glass).

Measures and weight

Base (diameter): 10 cm
Height: 13 cm
Weight: 700 g

Measurements and weight may vary slightly between one piece and another, as they are unique and handmade.

How to use

Place a small amount of pigment in the center of the base and a few drops of cold pressed flaxseed oil, mix with a spatula until a thick mixture of very dense consistency is achieved.

Crush the paste with the Muller, spread it through the entire glass base with circular movements from the inside out. Repeat several times, until you see that the paint has achieved the sufficiently thin or liquid consistency you want.


The Mullers might come with marks on the surface or some bubbles inside, which is normal and inherent to their hand crafted manufacture in the workshop.

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