ONSITE: Intaglio Glass Engraving (B)

Explore glass engraving using the intaglio technique, a decorative art form. We’ll use either a lathe, copper wheel or a handheld tool such as a micromotor or dremel with small diamond, stone and rubber burs to create exquisite carvings on glass. You can embellish glass vessels, stained glass or panels. In this class, each student will learn how to carve and engrave glass in the intaglio style using the micro motor or dremel. Students will be provided with a design which will be transferred onto glass.

Special Notes

  • This is an ONSITE course. All onsite students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. Onsite courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. For more info please visit

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About the Instructor

Margot Thigpen

Margot is a classically trained artist in natural history illustration, drawing and glass engraving.
She has been glass engraving using the micro-motor since 1992 and has been awarded internationally for her meticulous work. She specializes in intaglio (a process of carving into glass to provide an illusionary image) but also uses other methods. Most of her work these days is limited to natural history illustration on panels of plate glass which is illuminated. This is a growing worldwide drawing movement but only a handful practice it in glass.
Margot teaches intaglio engraving in the USA at Corning Museum, The Chrysler Museum, Pittsburgh Glass Center and VisArts. She also teaches botanical art in Sawtell Australia. She shares her time between Virginia and NSW Australia.
Margot now primarily teaches and works on commissions and exhibitions.

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ONSITE: Intaglio Glass Engraving (B)

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August 610 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $85.00
Member Tuition: $76.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Margot Thigpen
Level: All Levels