Consulting for Glass Engraving, Theortical and Practical, Bohemian, English, Muranese Engraving: History and Tradition
Weekly Courses: regarding traditional and present engraving technics, for apprentices of all ages who want to know and experiment in various types of work, or participate in advanced courses. Courses for craftsmen, artisans and artists who would like to refine their personal techinque, and then use it to their advantage in their own work environment.
Courses studied with focus, especially designed for each individual person, and above all aimed at developing specific work technics.
Engraving Courses Include of 40 Working Hours
(Only one student per course)
Normally the course is forty working hours, from Monday to Friday.
Eight hours a day for some are very demanding and tiring. I recommend, compatible to the amount of time each person may have, to divide the forty hours into two weeks(twenty hours per week), to better assimilate the complexity of the various themes.
The courses are held in my studio workshop on Murano, Fondamenta Sebastiano Venier N° 3.
Techniques of Work and Learning
1) Design on glass; 2) Drawing and tracing on glass; 3) Traditional copper wheel engraving; 4) Traditional engraving with a stone wheel (corundum); 5) Engraving with diamond wheels; 6) Engraving with turbo drill; 7) Cold-working, sculpture, forming, polishing, texturing, etc.;
8) Implementation and truing of diamond wheels, and stone, copper, carborundum wheels.
Two professional lathes complete with wheels, axels, and accessories; a small, traditional lathe special for copper wheel engraving; air powered turbo drills, compressor; a handheld electric drill; a 30cm diameter flatbed grinder; kiln for annealing enamels, gloss enamels and gold.
History, tradition, techiques and culture of engraving on glass.
Photos, films, manuals, books and magazines available.
Engraving, decoration, cutting, cold-working, polishing, sculpting are all techniques purely artisan. These are part of said 'antique crafts', always less in use in our days but not less interesting, or sought out, for this.
In a world always more globalized and packaged, the halo of magical alchemy which distinguishes the old crafts is always alive and will always be, especially in this modern context where the word 'art' has become a utopia.
For this antique or modern work made with taste and expertise, will never be out of style, probably will never be a work of art, but will conserve in time both its value and our history, and with it will live in the centuries to come, the art of antique crafts.