Intaglio Glass Engraving (A) (This class is only offered once a year!)

Explore glass engraving using the intaglio technique. This is a decorative art form used on glass. Students will use a micromotor or dremel with small diamond, stone and polishing burs, on small vessels or glass panels to create exquisite carvings on glass.

Special Notes

  • If you have your own engraver- we may be able to add you to the class if it is full.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.
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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Intaglio Glass Engraving (A) (This class is only offered once a year!)

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Class Details
June 1510 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $90.00
Member Tuition: $81.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Margot Thigpen
Level: All Levels