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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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DMG’s “little dragon” giving live glassblowing demonstrations at the St Pete Festival Sept 24th

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St Petersburg’s burgeoning art scene is thriving, and even during the hottest months, the energy and enthusiasm of the local art scene continues to blossom.  We at Duncan McClellan Gallery & DMG School Project are honored and excited to be a part of the Arts & Culture Festival for the month of September 2016.   We are nestled just south of Grand Central Arts District within the Warehouse Arts District, open with our regular gallery hours Tues – Sat 10am-5pm for the duration of the festival. There are two important dates to mark on your calendars in regards to DMG…

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