Can You Make?
To say that
you can etch anything that is glass is begging the point a little.
Without some help, you just canít imagine all the things that look
good etched. So hereís a little help!
products: Windows, doors or whole entryways in homes,
restaurants, hotels, office buildings, banks, airports, government
buildings . . . well, you get the idea!
decoration products: Cabinet doors for all cabinets
from china cabinets to gun cabinets, table tops from dining
tables to end tables, room dividers, booth dividers in restaurants,
fireplace screens, etc.
room dividers of etched glass can be a striking way to screen
off an area that is seldom used, or to make a smaller, more
intimate space. Created by Norm & Ruth Dobbins of Professional
Glass Consultants, reprinted by permission from Etched
Glass: Techniques & Designs..
corporate gifts and promotional products: Glassware
like glasses, mugs, decanters, carafes, vases, bowls; paperweights,
crystal and regular glass sculptures and glass blanks especially
created for the purpose of recognizing achievement or expressing
award at left was one of over 20 Urban Radio Music Awards
given to prominent performing artists like Will Smith, B.B.
King, Winton Marsalis, and Erika Badu. Created on optical
crystal glass by
Norm & Ruth Dobbins of Professional Glass Consultants.
Almost any glass item found in any gift shop, department store
or import shop can be etched. You can create your own line
of etched gifts for any specialty shop with standard glass
items and custom designs.
rosewood box at right has an etched beveled mirror top, and
the design in the box itself was carved by abrasive etching.
(By Norm & Ruth Dobbins)
Almost any interior sign in any mall, restaurant, hotel, office
building, government building, airport, etc. can be etched glass.
Etched and carved glass signs are frequently combined with elegant
glass art: From glass sculptures to wall pieces to windows,
glass can be a canvas for the expression of an artistic vision through