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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 35 years in the glass business, Ruth Dobbins offers experience in fused and cast glass, as well as in glass-etching techniques. She owns Professional Glass Consultants with her husband Norm and holds a master's in printmaking and art history.

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