is glass etching?
is the abrading or roughening of a piece of glass in selected areas
in order to produce a design. It is a way to produce a “frosted”
design on the surface of a piece of glass, but it is much more than
that! It can also be used to carve a design deep into the glass
or to produce a shaded design that looks like delicate airbrushing
but is permanently etched in the glass. Using the same equipment
and techniques, it is also possible to etch or carve on stone, ceramic
or wood, and even to etch designs on metal!
one that got away".This etched door panel created by
a student in one of Norm & Ruth Dobbins, seminars on How
to Etch Architectural Glass. Pre-cut stencil
available from Design Book 1 updates available here
and to Design System subscribers.)
of etching we are talking about here is abrasive, or sandblast
etching - by far the most widely used method of glass etching
and the one with the biggest variety of effects. But how do
you learn to etch glass? After all, you can’t just go down
to your local hobby shop and find a class on etching. And
chances are your local book store or library won’t even have
one how-to book on etching on their shelf, because these books
are few and far between!
you’ve come to the right place!
We can teach you everything you will ever want to know about
abrasive glass etching, including all the techniques, equipment,
safety procedures - even about how to sell your etchings at
a profit! On this web site, we will give you basic information
about glass etching and show you how you can learn more.
You can actually
learn how to etch glass, from beginning to advanced, with books
and videos you can purchase right here on the site. (By the way,
if you do find a book on etching at your local library or bookshop,
chances are it will be ours, sinced we have written just about the
only books currently being published about glass etching.)
this site is organized
This is basic information about glass etching - what it is, how
you do it, what you can make with it, why it is so popular. Here
you can learn about techniques, materials, equipment, projects,
designs and more. Even an experienced glass etcher can learn something
glass etching NOW!
This is how you actually learn to etch glass yourself - from beginning
to advanced - by instructional videotapes, books, or by seminar.
These instructional materials are written and produced by professionals
who have been in the etching business for over 25 years, etching
glass and teaching others how to do it.
on to the next page!