Friday, October 5, 2012

The many faces and delicate work of Nancy Sutcliffe

I really like the beautiful faces and delicate work of Ms. Sutcliffe. She is a drill engraver and I have been following her work for some time and I am now pleased to share it with you. Here in this video you can learn a lot more of this wonderful artist:

The Art of Glass Engraving from Maitri on Vimeo.

To follow Nancy on Facebook click this link:

To see some more of her work please click here:!

Here you have some of her beautiful work...

All image are © to Nancy Sutcliffe and have been used with her permission.

Here is one more video from this amazing artist:

Thank you all for visiting and thanks to the many artists that give me permission and allow me to share their beautiful work with the world.

Friday, September 28, 2012

More beautiful work from the hand of talented Miki Kubo

Here is some more beautiful stuff by the amazing Miki. One word: gorgeous!

To see our other post of Miki please click here:

Miki's web site:

Here is a video of some of Miki's work:

Some more of her beautiful detailed works:

All images are © to Miki Kubo and have been used with her permission. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Nick Davey.... More of his amazing skills.

So... Nick is also one of my favourite drill engravers of all times. Though I have been trying to get in touch with Mr. Davey with out success =\ I am still thrilled to find more and more about him. Here are some photos of his works and an amazing video.

Here you have some stills from the video:

This is the link to the video:

And here are some more photos of his beautiful work:

All images are © to Dartington Crystal and Video images are © to BBC

Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

More of Wendy Johsnton Brodd; one of my favourite artists.

All images are © to Wendy Johnston Brodd and have been used with her permission.

Wendy is by far one of my favourite drill engravers in the world. There is a softness and this eye for detail that I really admire (just look at the eye on the bird and tree on photo #2); so I am always very excited to share her work with you all.

To see more of Wendy's work on this blog please click here:

Have a wonderful days.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The beautiful imagination of the talented Mark Raynes Roberts

Eternity close up
Stampede - Bison in Butte, Montana - Dimenions 14"ht x 16"wide x 2"deep
Persistence - Dimensions 14"ht x 11"w x 2"deepPersistence Close up 1Persistence Close up 2The Family - Humpback Whales in Glacier National Park, Alaska - Dimensions 20"ht x 14"wide x 3"deep (60lbs)The Family close up
The Protector - Cougar - Dimensions 16"ht x 12"wide x 3.5"deep
The Protector - Cougar close up
Walk The Line - 2piece sculpture Dimensions 7"ht x 6"wide x 4"deepWalk the Line - side view

"V I S I O N S O F L I G H T
Mark Raynes Roberts
Described as a master craftsman who hails from another era, Mark Raynes Roberts is Canada’s leading crystal artist, engraver and designer with an international reputation for his one-of-kind masterpieces in a medium few have mastered.
Trained as a specialist in engraving on metal, ivory and glass, Raynes Roberts studied in Britain under Ronald Pennell, a leading UK designer and engraver. An award-winning artist, and an Associate Fellow of the British Guild of Glass Engravers, Raynes Roberts creates crystal sculptures remarkable for their hand-engraved precision and detail. His work is broad in scope, including large, 8-foot crystal works, smaller sculptures, themed sculpture collections as well as some of Canada’s best-known, iconic awards. He has participated in many international glass exhibitions and has been honoured with several prestigious exhibiting invitations such as at the New York location of Asprey, crown jewelers to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, where he held two one-man exhibitions in 1998 and 1999. His work has been presented to important leaders from the world of business, the arts, sports and science and resides in private and corporate collections of an international clientele.
Raynes Roberts is a traditionalist who believes that the pursuit of beauty is the role of art. It should be an escape from the ordinary, utilitarian nature of everyday life. Its purpose is to point the viewer towards greater truths and a contemplation of the meaning of human life. Having engraved a 72-foot glass tapestry of panels depicting diverse Canadian landscapes, installed at McMaster University’s Health Sciences Library (now designated a cultural property of Canada), Raynes Roberts would like to communicate landscapes of beauty, not just geographic but spiritual and ethereal; a canvas of glass that would entrance the viewer with its vision of human struggle, desire and transcendence.
He describes the ability of multi-faceted crystal sculpture to magically refract engraved images as the creation of dreamscapes. And it is this dream-like aspect of his engraved crystal pieces which he feels can express issues of human transcendence, a subject he has always wanted to explore in more depth. One of his crystal collections, The Human Spirit Collection, owned by DAREarts, a charitable organization that empowers children, depicted life values such as Persistence and Equilibrium. The sculptures were toured extensively to schools and aboriginal communities, used as talking points to help children in need contemplate the importance of the depicted values in their own lives.
As a humanitarian and artist, Raynes Roberts is interested in exploring how we overcome adversity, how we move beyond pain and conflict, in all aspects of our lives, individually and collectively as a society."
an amazing video of some of his works!

For more information on Mr. Raynes visit his blog at:
His web site:
or join him on Facebook!
Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Another engraving by yours truly

Here is my latest, I learnt so much with the last one I did and followed the advise of James Riser and used lower speed where I needed to, thus making the edges a little more clean. I was pretty pleased.... Though I still have lots to learn.

I did this using the Proxxon Drill, diamond burrs and just a bit of stone burrs, very light polishing at the bottom.

Feel free to post a comment if you have any questions. I will be posting some information about the tools I used.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cinderella's glass slipper by Zoltan Viczan

This nice bid by my dear friend Zoltan. You get a chance to see the before and after and the beautiful slippers he has engraved. Thanks for sharing this with Zoltan.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The exotic, soft and lifelike cameo engraving of the amazing Terri Colledge

All images are © to Terri Colledge and have been used with her permission. List of photos in order: Photos 1 & 2: "Pink Orchid Perfume Bottle" Photo 3: "Green Dragon Vase" Photo 4: "Blue Chameleon Vase"

By far... some of the best cameo engraving done by drill I have seen. I cam across Terri's work through my good friend Zoltan a few months ago, I wrote Terri and asked if we could feature her on our blog and she said yes! Here are some links so you can read some more about this talented woman, and some of the photos she has shared with me.

Here is some information about the artist :

Terri-Louise Colledge
From the Midlands in the UK
Been Glass engraving for 11 years, but initially began as an enamel painter after leaving school.
Every piece is unique, taking around 6-8 weeks to complete, highly sort after by collectors world wide.

Her Facebook page (where you can see some more amazing photos)

Rusking glass centre page:

An article of Terri:

Terri Making History

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Over 109 hours of beautiful wheel engraving! by Jiří Tesař

This is absolutely THE BEST video out there! For those wanting to learn more and know more about wheel engraving. Jiří Tesař has made it possible to put this video of youtube and share it with you all. It is an absolute master at work! I LOVED the video and I hope you watch it and share it.

Please visit Jiří Tesař's web site to learn more about this master glass engraver!

Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

玻璃艺术--刻花 (Glass art - carved) and 艺术玻璃--刻花 孔雀).玻雕(Art Glass - carved (Peacock). Glass sculpture)

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Vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Wife of Llew (The beautiful glass engraving by the talented Susan Burne)

All photos are © to Mrs. Burne and have been used with her permission.

Such a beautiful piece and so well crafted. The images seem to come alive when you look at the beautiful piece of art. Sue explains of the vase:

"In the legend Blodeuwedd is created for Llew by his magician uncle but is unfaithful to her husband and as punishment is turned into an owl".

I wanted to share this with you all today. I have known Sue for a few years... and she is such a sweet, talented and kind woman. She recently shared her work with us and I asked if I could share it on my this blog with you all. Sue is a drill engraver who started her work with glass back in 2001. She is an associate fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers and a craft member of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen. To see more of Sue's work visit her web site:

Thank you so much for visiting!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Magnificent touch, world and creations.... the glass engraving of Jiří Tesař (Velkolepý dotek, svět a výtvory ....rytí skla Jiří Tesař)

(click on video below)

All images are © to Jiří Tesař and have been used with his kind permission.

I am very honored to have been given permission by such wonderful artist to feature his work and share it with you all. I thank Jiří from the bottom of my heart.

I saw Jiří’s work a few weeks ago and was so taken by it; it made me cry of joy. Seeing the beautiful soft gentle touch he uses to create his pieces was simply an out of this world experience. Reminded me of the softness and beauty used by the renaissance master Caravaggio... Please visit his web site to see some more of his work:

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!