Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Výstava/Exhibition "Všimnutí" (More of the glass engraving work from the talented and gorgeous Pavlína Čambalová)

All images are © to Ms. Čambalová and have been used with her permission. Photo #1 (top and one of my favourites! is titled Sedící, horský křišťál (Sitting, Rock Crystal)

Here is one of my favourite engravers. I appreciate the beautiful details and delicate touch of Ms. Čambalová. Her work is soft, beautiful and radiant as if it has been laced with divinity... Perhaps the divinity of her hands.

You can see more of her work on her web site :

Thank you so much for allowing me to share with our viewers your wonderful work.

here is the beautiful artist her self!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Do any of the readers here know anything about this Glass Engraving Lathe?

A member of the blog bought this glass engraving lathe and all he knows is "it came from Germany. The spindle on it is about 1 1/2" in diameter."

If you have (or think you know anything) about this lathe, post it on the comments and perhaps we can all learn a bit in the process =) Thank you all!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Broušení skla - grinding of glass

beautiful beautiful beautiful video of an amazing artist (who is also quiet handsome) =) I hope you enjoy it!

(not available on mobile)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

More of the strikingly beautiful work from the hand of Wendy Johnston Brodd.

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

The truth is, that Wendy's work is one of my favourite if not... the FAVOURITE when it comes to drill engraving and polishing. Wendy's work is breathtaking both in the photos and in the flesh. The polishing and detail she achieves on the glass is magnificent. I still get the same feeling when I see her work I got the very first time I saw a little turtle she engraved. LOVE IT! Like it... and share it! She is AMAZING and such an amazing friend of mine =) and one of my greatest inspirations =)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

An engraving by: Yours truly

So... I decided to share one of my engravings =) This is a Mayan symbol engraved on an ashtray. It is not perfect... but I have learnt to appreciate the imperfections of my work... otherwise we stop learning.

here are some step by step photos:

Book review (kind of): Pattern Sheets Hand Glass Engraving Swiss Technique [Loose Leaf]

All images are © to T.Bolliger 1984

I got these as a gift lat week and liked them. Though I tend to like the intaglio engraving more, this is a good way to get an idea of shading and light and how to acquire that look when doing surface engraving.

These sheets have absolutely no instructions, there are just lose sheets for you to use. The number of sheets is 11. Here is an link if you are interested in getting it:

I got # TB-P2 (which has 11 sheets shown in the link above and of course I am giving you some large images here so you can appreciate them)

It very much reminds me of the book :

Glass Engraving Course and Patterns by Eastern Publishing

Which I have reviewed here:
It has great instructions and a very nice little book =) You can buy it on also :

Thanks for visiting!


Monday, May 7, 2012

Sketchy Monday....

Here is a photo and it's sketch, for those having a hard time finding sketches :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The soft kisses of Japan’s Ami Kitsuda

From Ami:

"The technique of two works(My Parasol, and Kawasemi) is Stipple engraving.
The technique of the third work(Flower Festival) is Stipple and Line engraving.
The technique of the fourth work(a rose) is Line engraving."

All images are © to Ami Kitsuda and I am honored to have been given her permission to use them.Thank you!

Sometimes… I find hard to express my emotions when I find my eyes staring at the beauty and delicacy of art. I found Ami Kitsuda’s work a few months ago and wrote her to see if she would allow me to use her work on this blog… and she agreed and for that I thank her.
When I see herwork, I am taken into a trance of beauty and imagination. I feel as if her hands; softly and gently kiss the beautiful glass allowing it to live and breath.

She has been an Associate Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers since 2008.
August, 2008 she published a book about the technique of stipple engraving and line engraving with a Japanese publishing company. (

Here is a link of the book in the guild of glass engravers web site:

You can find more of her work and contact information at the guild of glass engravers: