We recently held a Glass Etching workshop with our good friends at MAKEatx: a member-based fabrication shop located in East Austin. This marked the second collaborative workshop we’ve held with them (in the first one, we used a laser cutter to create custom-made wooden earrings and pendants.
Here’s what we made in the Jewelry Making workshop:
And here’s what we made in the Glass Etching workshop. It reads “I’d Love To: _________”:
One of the greatest compliments we receive is when participants share their WDB experiences through personal blog posts. Laura Feeney, a physics major and maker of all things, attended our Glass Etching workshop where she crafted a sweet Father’s Day glass. Throughout the class, she walked around camera in-hand documenting the machinery, participants, and final works of art. When I asked if she was a professional photographer, she explained, “nah, I’m just an amateur” and that she’s always been interested in the process of making and learning new artistic techniques.
Here’s what Laura had to say about her WDB experience:
Recently I learned of Women.Design.Build, a local organization that encourages women to get involved in their community through design and construction activities. One way that they do this is through workshops where you can try out a new skill. Last week I attended a glass etching workshop at the MAKEatx studio. You know how we etched our pint glasses? With a giant LASER! Right up my alley, reminding me of days spent in the basement of the UT physics building working with lasers. The MAKEatx laser is much more awesome than any laser I used in the past.
To read the full blog post, vist Laura’s blog here.