Technique: Glass Etching
THE TECHNIQUE : GLASS ETCHING
Rose Ann Hall employs artisans, many of whom have disabilities, to create elegantly carved glassware. Each piece is handmade from recycled glass, making these products both unique and sustainable.
First, each piece is hand-blown at a workshop in Mexico by a talented artist. The artisan heats the glass until it is molten, then inflates it using a blowpipe. The heated glass is manipulated to create the desired shape, then cooled.
After the glass is blown, another artisan decorates the piece by hand by carving traditional Mexican designs. Using delicate tools, the artisan scratches away tiny pieces of the glass to create the intricate pattern. Where the artisan has etched the glass there remains a translucent, frosted-glass quality.
By promoting traditional Mexican art forms, Rose Ann Hall Designs provides income and an outlet for expression to individuals with few other opportunities. Rose Ann Hall Designs takes great pride in the uniqueness of its artisans and its products.
Rose Ann Hall Designs employs artisans, many of whom have disabilities, to produce beautiful handmade candles and elegantly carved glassware. They emphasize on the use of recycled materials for each one of a kind product. By promoting traditional Mexican arts, Rose Ann Hall Designs provides income as well as an outlet for artistic expression to individuals with few other opportunities. Rose Ann Hall Designs takes great pride in the uniqueness of its artisans and products.