Nancy Gong


Nancy Gong



Workshop: Chipping and Textural Etching Workshop

Instructor: Nancy Gong


Class time: Session 18

Session 18: Friday, September 29th, 8:00AM - 5:00PM (with 1 hour lunch break)



$310 USD


Material fee:

$75 USD



Trinity: Classroom 2 - transportation provided


Class level:



Class Description:

Beyond straightforward etching, this is a workshop on glue chipping glass and creating expressive textural sandblasted etchings for 2D and 3D work including architectural artwork, windows, doors, signs and awards for reflected and transmitted light. See how an old 1800’s glass chipping technique can be used in a voice of your own. Work with a variety of glass and sandblasting resists for a variety of effects. Take this opportunity to add texture and dimension to your existing work. You will make test samples to reference for future work.

Leave with the confidence to etch and glue chip on your own.


Students must bring:

Exact knife (I will provide blades)
Safety goggles
Mask (for odor and dusts)
Mechanical/sharp pencil
If you have favorite rubber tools, stiff brushes or other marking  tools are welcome. I’ll have some on hand to share.


Nancy Gong

Nancy Gong, glass artist, Hon. AIA NYS, Hon. AIA Rochester who lives in Rochester, NY where she designs and creates independent contemporary glass designs that come alive at her studio Gong Glass Works. Gong is a member of SGAA, AGG, SAMA & GAS.

Gong's work is recognized for the fluid organic language portrayed in her art through an approach that combines traditional artistic processes with contemporary techniques. She is currently working on artwork for outdoor settings where her work can be bathed in natural daylight and available for a wider audience to experience.

Her work has been widely exhibited and published in Glass Art, Stained Glass, Professional Stained Glass, Decorative Glass and American Style Magazines, Art Glass Today 2, Contemporary Crafts for the Home, China Daily News and Korea Design Journal. She is named in Who's Who in Contemporary Glass. Her work has been featured on PBS's WXXI's Arts in Focus, Talking Out Your Glass, ARTform and Sofa Chicago, American Glass Now, National Mosaic Exhibition and Crafts National, public art commissions, Excellence in Contemporary Glass Art Award from the Memorial Art Gallery and her projects have received AIA Design Excellence, Merit Design Awards LEED Platinum designation and ASLA Merit Award of Achievement in the Built Design.

Projects have included work for The Akron Civic Theatre, The City of Rochester, ARTWalk of Rochester Inc., Constellation, Corning Tropel, Duke University, Genencor Corp., Eastman Kodak, Oppenheimer Funds, LiDestri Foods, Paychex, Rochester Museum and Science Center, State of Vermont, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester General Hospital, Virgin Travel/Vacations, Telesca Center for Justice and the Elizabeth G. and Jennifer J. Hildebrandt Hospice Center and numerous private residences.