Stella Artois Chalice Engraving - Houston Engraving
As you know, engraving events are one of my favorite outlets for calligraphy. I am pleased to say that I will be engraving calligraphy on chalices for Stella Artois and Anheuser-Busch roughly every weekend between now and September. To say the least, this is going to be SO MUCH FUN! Let's do this!
Engraving calligraphy in a glass canvas is truly my jam. Over the last few months, I have developed a preference for #8 carbide burs for engraving wine & spirit bottles. Years ago, I wouldn't touch a size 8 bur with a 10 foot pole. It takes much more control than the smaller burs. But oddly enough, the more you engrave, the simpler some things feel. Who'd've thought?! I can now take 1 #8 bur and engrave for an entire event (and sometimes another event) for wine & spirit bottles. I have found it to be more cost effective and I prefer the look of the lettering as it yields a deeper, smoother cut. I will admit that the glass in the picture was engraved with an 8 that i keep around the studio, so it's not fresh, but still did a great job. OK, enough geeking out on engraving calligraphy.
I hope to see you at one of the Stella Artois Chalice Engraving events this spring/summer. Check out the "where & when" here on the events page.
Peace & Love while Slinging Ink®