I just finished hand painting the new design for Vino Divino School of Wine. Robert's students spend a year's worth of time fermenting their own barrel of wine. I painted the same design in silver and one in gold like he asked, but for this one I wanted to give him something extra special to offer his customers for all their hard work. I deep etched the design and carefully applied the paint letting it sit within the thin lines of the design and dried it for 2 days.
Annie Buthorn has a BFA in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. She traveled to Santa Fe, NM and was taught by the very best in the glass etching business, Ruth Dobbins of Professional Glass Consultants. In 2010 she opened Crystal Swan Etchings, taking pride in etching all different kinds of glass mediums.