Process | Stage 1
These photos illustrate a technique I commonly use called sandblasting. Sandblasting glass is used to create an image or a frosted texture on the
surface of the glass. Whether a design is geometric, floral or a simple
flat surface etch; sandblasting is an effective technique for many architectural applications.
The design is drawn on vellum then transferred to the piece of glass that is masked off. The glass is masked off with a durable adhesive-backed masking paper. There are a variety of materials used to mask off the glass depending on the type of glass and the depth of the carving.
The drawing lines on the mask material are then cut by hand. Some designs can use pre-cut stencils but most of the custom work that I do is hand cut due to complexity of design. It is then ready to take into the cabinet and begin blasting.