Etched Glass

Horse etched on an oblong vase.

Glass etching is done by first making a mask that is placed on the glass and is then sandblasted with etching media and air pressure. The result is a permanent "frosting" of the glass. Also known as "sand carving", the effect is a cut image into the glass that is permanent and indelible. 

 

Etching is often used to enhance stained glass by adding names, dates, and other elements such as shading and details as shown in the example below.

 

 

This memorial window was etched with names and dates.
The "Running Horse" collection.
A large mirror etched with a dove and vines.