This was a fun order to do. The United States Coast Guard was having a March Madness Basketball Tournament. They needed 24 mugs... 12 for the champions and 12 for the runner up. They had no design but knew what it needed to say and that they wanted a leprechaun. I put together this design, sketching it out first on paper, scanning it in to the computer where I cleaned it up and got it ready for the sandblasting stage.
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.