A Vocabulary of Glass Engraving
Drawing on personal imagery as source material, this Masterclass will take a bold and experimental approach to mark making on glass. Students will be led in a variety of techniques including copper and diamond wheel engraving, cutting lathes, pendant drills and air tools.
From intensive investigating into surface decoration and textures; to carving deep in to the material and creating patterns of bold sculptural relief.
Each participant will be encouraged to develop an individual approach and distinctive vocabulary of mark making. Urged to redefine ideas through the medium of engraved glass.
Pavlína Čambalová (b. 1986, Frydlant, Czech Republic) studied gem cutting and engraving at the School of applied Arts in Turnov, Czech Republic, then Glass Design and Engraving at the Higher Glass School in Novy Bor, Czech Republic. She worked as an engraver at Lobmeyr of Vienna since 2008, turning freelance in 2016. She works in her own studio in Zelezny Bros, Czech Republic.
Čambalová has been the recipient of several awards including the Main Award for glass engraving from the Symposium of Schools of Applied Arts, the Moser Company Award, the Commendation of the Jury of the Internationaler Glaskunstpreis der Stadt Rheinbach in 2007; and a 2012 award from Craft and Art in Glass in the engraving category.