José Cruz, Glass Engraver

José Cruz, Glass Engraver

Annie Werbler
Dec 3, 2010

We often feature work that deals with the technological advances in lighting design, but we found a recent example that considers the aesthetic qualities of the bulb itself as a sculptural form. This technique that turns an ordinary glass object into a work of art is practiced by master artisan José Cruz.

Jose Cruz from Cool Hunting on Vimeo.

This glass engraving work is done in the Mexican pepita style, which is based on the use of a grinding machine to manually cut shapes into finished glass objects.

This short video clip will give you a taste for the craftsmanship involved in etching such a delicate design on glass. To see more, follow Cool Hunting.

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