Etchings of their imagination

Etchings of their imagination

Several junior reporters learned how to turn simple drinking glasses into unique pieces of art at a creative workshop


The junior reporters pose with Liu (front row, second from left).
The junior reporters pose with Liu (front row, second from left).
Photos: Chris Lau/SCMP
Six junior reporters stretched their imagination for an art challenge at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei.

With the help of arts-and-craft expert Kiwi Liu Ka-yee, they etched the most creative glass cup they could. Check out the results of their creativity.


Step 1: Draw your design on a piece of paper with a pencil.

Step 2: Transfer the design to sticker paper and cut it out.

Step 3: Paste the design onto the glass.

Step 4: Spread etching cream on areas covered by the design, and let the glass sit for 15 minutes.

Step 5: Rinse the glass until the etching cream is washed off.

Initially I drew a complicated pattern with roses and the Eiffel Tower. But cutting it would have been difficult. So instead I decided to etch simpler words. I chose "The sky is the limit" as an inspirational reminder for myself.

Annie Lui

My glass cup is etched with hearts of different sizes. This glass was a Valentine's Day gift for my beloved parents. The heart patterns are symmetrical because I folded my draft paper in half before cutting it. The cursive letter "J" represents me.

Janet Tam

My initial design included my name and five flowers. But I ran out of time and did not manage to cut out all the flowers. In the end, my design was my name, two flowers, and plenty of dots.

Minal Daswani

I wrote my name on the glass with my favourite Batman logo. But after finishing my design, I saw a big gap between my name and the logo. I thought about how I should fill the gap and decided to add a question mark.

Awesome, huh?

Rajinder Pal

At first, I could not think of any designs. But then I saw the bracelet I was wearing. One of the beads has a carving of a camel in the desert. That inspired me to draw a camel and two cacti. I also etched "Catdys" at the top because I thought the camel needed a name.

Eina Gurung



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