The wheel engraving process of glassware and crystals is the most difficult part in the production of such materials.
Its fundamental principles which go back to 1st Century A.D. have not changed since then and still require highly manual expertise, an in-depth knowledge of glassware and crystals as well as abrasive.
Wheels made of various materials such as ceramic stone, of different degrees of hardness, or of grains are used as well as wheels made of copper, with different abrasive mixtures, ideal for obtaining different depths and the translucent cut effects.
These wheels are constructed using traditional methods and are suitable for all types of superficial or deep engraving. Vanessa’s work has preserved an antique tradition common to Ireland, Germany and Bohemia even if little known in Italy.