What is “abrasive blasting”?

Abrasive blasting is the method of choice for etching glass in most situations. The equipment is not expensive, and the basic techniques are not hard to learn. Different effects are possible with abrasive etching, something that will become increasingly important for you to know about to be competitive. The fact that abrasive blasting can also be used for etching of stone, ceramic, and other substrates is icing on the cake.

—Professional Glass Consultant

Ruth Jan 2018

Ruth Dobbins

With over 40 years in the glass business, Ruth Dobbins offers experience in all glass-etching techniques as well as in fused and cast glass. Ruth holds a master’s degree in art and has been a partner in an art glass wholesale supply and studio company in Europe, which also placed great emphasis on a training program, before joining forces with her late husband Norm. You can reach Ruth by email at or by phone at 505-473-9203.

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