The Techniques of Glass Engraving by Peter Dreiser and the late Jonathan Matcham is a classic, unique in its field. Considered the doyen of British glass engravers, Peter Dreiser has fully updated the text for this second edition with Katharine Coleman, one of the leading contemporary glass artists of today. It is now 4-colour throughout with superb new images illustrating the work of a new generation of contemporary glass engravers. The many techniques covered include copper wheel engraving, synthetic wheel engraving, cut glass, brilliant cutting, diamond point, drill engraving, glass etching and sandblasting. This book is one of the very few on the practical aspects of this craft, of interest to student and the interested public alike. Comprehensive information, examples and exercises for the student are all accompanied with clear photographs, of work in progress and the finished item.
Peter Dreiser is the leading glass engraver of our time, specialising in copper wheel engraving, intaglio and relief work. A Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and of the Guild of Glass Engravers, his work appears in public and private collections worldwide including the glass collecion of the V&A.