"Lucidly written and illustrated." — The Glass Engraver
If you've ever admired the exquisite beauty and craftsmanship of Steuben, Tiffany, Orrefors, or other fine engraved glass and wished you could engrave glass yourself, this book is for you. It provides step-by-step instructions for diamond-bur engraving, from making the first cut to displaying the finished work.
The author, a prize-winning engraver, provides a detailed summary of tools and equipment you will need and suggestions for setting up your workshop, along with easy-to-follow practice exercises to give you a feel for working with glass and glass-engraving equipment. Mr. Graham then guides students through four complete projects, ranging from a simple tree design to a more complex flower engraving.
Here are other practical features that make this book ideal for the novice: a useful discussion of design considerations and applications, review of supplemental tools and advanced techniques, expert advice on choosing glass, suggestions for the arrangement and lighting of finished pieces, and more. Over 100 helpful illustrations enhance the text.
With this inexpensive book as your guide, you'll find learning the fundamentals of glass engraving far easier than you might have imagined. Simply written and easy to understand, Engraving Glass: A Beginner's Guide is your personal invitation to enjoy the challenges and satisfactions of this rewarding craft.