Vitreography is the process of making prints with plates not made of metal or wood, but glass. It’s an art form that gained traction about 30 years ago at the famed Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle. Glass can be etched, sandblasted, engraved with a series of fine glass tools or lazer engraved. The glass plate is then inked and run through a printing press, much like an etching.
In 2018 I attended Pilchuck Glass School and experimented with a variety of digital techniques. In my studio, I continue to combine the marks the subtlety of etching and the boldness of an incised line.for
For the last year I have been exploring the process of interpreting my botanical drawing through prints.