Etching on glass
Denis Mann is a Scottish glass artist who works mainly as a wheel engraver using both copper and diamond wheels. His pride and joy is an old lathe that once belonged to Helen Munro Turner who was his teacher and inspiration at Edinburgh College of Art. He was born in Highland Perthshire and now lives in Wick Caithness in the far north of Scotland. He has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad. Denis is a founding director of Northlands Creative Glass, an organisation set up to foster the development of Contemporary Glass in all its forms.
The history of wheel engraving on glass goes back many centuries, back to Ancient Rome and very probably beyond.
Unusually its the glass that is moved not the tool and to do that the engraver rests his/her elbows on two pads. The lathe is a very simple tool, really only a shaft with a tapered hollow end where the tools are inserted. Copper wheels need to have the mixture of oil and abra... [more]
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