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Understanding The Basics About Glass Etching

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Glass etching is a glass art technique that consists of applying acidic, caustic, or abrasive substances to the surface of the glass in order to roughen its texture in selected areas with the end goal of creating a design.   There’s so much you can do with glass etching. Its uses range from adding text and design to simple glassware like cups and jars at home, to creating full-fledged, mind-blowing art pieces and decorations for museums and churches. Why glass etching? If you’ve seen etched glass, then you’re probably already aware of its intriguing appearance. The “frosted” look, produced by…

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The Glass Blowing Process

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Glass blowing is a glass forming technique that humans have used to shape glass since the 1st century B.C. The technique consists of inflating molten glass with a blowpipe to form a sort of glass bubble, that can be molded into glassware for practical or artistic purposes. Thanks to the glass blowing process, glass has been one of the most useful materials in human society for centuries. We’ve laid the exact process, step by step, to give you a better understanding of how exactly we’ve made the best use of this wonderful material. From the furnace to the pipe Before…

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Beginners Guide to Glassblowing

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Glassblowing is one of the most beautiful, practical, and versatile art forms. Since the 1st century B.C, humanity has recognized the importance and value of shaping glass, due to its many applications extending from the practical to the artistic. We have developed multiple techniques to make the best use of this wonderful material.   If you’re interested in learning about this craft, whether it is as a profession or hobby, you have to start somewhere.   That’s why we brought this short guide, where we’ll cover a few important aspects of glassblowing, in order to give you a better idea…

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Glass Art Universe Is Coming To St. Pete March 28-30

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Glass Art Universe, put together by the prestigious Glass Art Society, is coming to St Pete. March 28-30th. Approximately 1,000 members of the Seattle-based Glass Art Society will take over St Pete for a truly special event. DMG School Project will be there and we hope to see as many of you as possible! What Is The Glass Art Society? The Glass Art Society is an international non-profit organization founded in 1971 whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who…

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Hot Glass Classes Coming Up at DMG School

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Personal growth through art knows no age or physical limits. Creativity is an integral part of people everywhere and the DMG School Project believes there is an artist in everyone. We also believe that the classes that we offer can fire up the imagination and allow both novice and expert artists alike, the thrill of creating hot glass art. There are plenty of exciting hot glass classes coming up here at the DMG School Project that we want you to know about! Glass Immersion Weekend with Deanna Clayton Background Deanna Clayton creates glass sculpture in vessel form as well as…

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Master Glass Artist: What Does it Take?

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The label of Master Glass Artist is a rare one that carries a level of prestige that few other art forms command. Chances are, if you were walking down the street in any given city, even St. Pete, you probably wouldn’t bump into a master glass artist too often. Maybe never! Obviously, it takes a lot of work to become a master of anything. Malcolm Gladwell famously suggested in his book Outliers it takes at least 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become “world-class” at any one thing. His examples included Bill Gates and the Beatles. For reference, that is…

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How Art Education Helps Youth Grow

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DMG School Project believes there is an artist in everyone. We are also advocates of art education, youth learning, and excelling in all other facets of life as a consequence of learning about and participating in the arts. The earlier kids are exposed to the arts, the more time they have to master them. And once kids begin to improve, they will become proud of the work they do. This is key for engaging and motivating young minds, which encourages lifelong learning and success. Academic Success Kids that succeed in school learn the value of hard work, sacrifice, taking their…

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Five Fun Facts About Modern Glassblowing

Five Fun Facts About Modern Glassblowing

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Teaching the public about the art of glassmaking is our passion at the Duncan McClellan Gallery and the DMG School Project. Creating glass art is a complex and fascinating discipline, and we want to share it with anyone who wants to learn. Whether you are a student planning to take a class in our hot shop, a teacher looking to organize an event with our mobile glass blowing lab, or an aspiring glass artist, there are always new and exciting things to learn about this art form. Check out this list of five interesting and fun facts about modem glassblowing….

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