Archive for the ‘Etched Glass’ Category

Mahogany Aspen Door

Written on April 14th, 2011. Comments Off on Mahogany Aspen Door

Aspens & Biblical Verse

A set two windows with aspens and a biblical verse.

Written on October 28th, 2010. Comments Off on Aspens & Biblical Verse

Brightwater Club

This is an etched window for the Brightwater Club,

and was installed at Beaver Creek Ski Area in the Club

Members retreat townhouse.  The scene depicts the

original ranch before it was developed into exclusive

home sites and a golf course.  The photograph of this

etched window was taken  using a black drape behind

the glass to show all the detail in the etching design.

Written on October 28th, 2010. Comments Off on Brightwater Club

American National Bank -logo

A shaded etching of the logo for American National Bank

Written on October 28th, 2010. Comments Off on American National Bank -logo

Aspens wall of windows

The following windows show a set of six windows in a home

located in Mountain Star.  The windows surround a staircase

to a lower level of this magnificent home.

The mission  for me was to create a piece of artwork using

the theme of aspen trees and to have enough etching to create

some privacy for this area of the home.

And now a couple of shots of the outside of the windows:

Written on October 28th, 2010. Comments Off on Aspens wall of windows

Etched Entry

Written on October 19th, 2010. Comments Off on Etched Entry

Vilar Center of the Arts, Beaver Creek, Colorado

This piece is a total of 8 pieces of 3/8″ annealed glass, each measuring 3′ x 8′.  The full panel was commissioned as a donor wall to raise funds for the performing arts.  It is located at the theater entrance.  The wall was built in three stages as donations were received.  The wall is now competed and full of the names of the patrons and donors to the performing arts.

The following are close-ups of the window.

Written on October 18th, 2010. Comments Off on Vilar Center of the Arts, Beaver Creek, Colorado

Eagle Valley High School

This is a carved window measuring 65″ x 82″.  It was commissioned by the class of 2008 and donated to the school.

The following photos are close-ups of the detail in this window.

Written on October 18th, 2010. Comments Off on Eagle Valley High School

Aspen closeup 001

Written on October 15th, 2010. Comments Off on Aspen closeup 001

From Sketch to Etch


s series of pictures shows a work in progress.

The sketch was inspired by a photograph provided by the patron

commissioning this art glass panel.  The finished piece will be carved

into both sides of a piece of 3/8″ annealed glass.  The ocean will also

be glue-chipped after it has been etched, and then highlighted again

with detail etching.

This photo shows the glass panel covered with a vinyl resist and the

drawing done on the vinyl.  Once the drawing has progressed to

this point the next stage is hand cutting the patten.

Here we have the glass panel sitting on the

glass rack ready for the first in many series of carving sessions.  All lines

in the pattern are cut before any of the blasting starts, the sequence of

blasting and pulling the pattern is determined by the objects that will overlay one another


This photograph is of the first side sandblasted and carved.

There will be a few things added to this side after the second

side of the glass has been sandblasted.

Above is the back side of the glass with the sketch

which will then be cut and sandblasted just as the front side was.

Shown above is the second side sandblasted.  The protective coating of resist

paper is still present to protect the areas that will remain clear glass.

This stage of the process is called glue chipping.  The ocean in this window will be covered

with animal hide glue after it was sandblasted.  This is an old technique used to give the

glass an ice like texture.  The glue is so powerful that it pulls chips of glass off as it drys and cracks.

This process is on its own time schedule and some areas often need to be treated twice.

Below is a closeup view of the chipping.

The chipping is often loud and explosive, a sharp ping and the chip

will fly many feet away from the project leaving a clear textured area.

Almost there, a few of the white patches are

areas that did not chip the first time.

The green tint is caused by photo lights and not a coloring\

of the glass etch.

More to come……………

Written on October 8th, 2010. Comments Off on From Sketch to Etch

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