| common questions
How do I use the design
for helpful information on using the design collections.
Can tempered glass be
We can etch tempered glass, but we cannot carve tempered
Can carved or
slumped glass be tempered?
Yes, carved and slumped glass can be tempered.
How are etching
and carving different?
Etching and carving are two types of sandblasting techniques.
Etching involves sandblasting art on the surface only, using
shading for effects, but not depth. Carving involves sandblasting
or carving the designs into the glass, adding depth to the
design. Virtually all carved glass will have some etched elements
Why does glass
Clear glass has a greenish hue because of the ingredients
used in the manufacturing process. Other colors, as well as
a clearer glass, are available. Check with us or your glazing
contractor for details.
How do you clean
etched or carved glass?
Though sandblasted glass can be strengthened and made safer,
it is still a fragile material that must be handled with care.
The glass surface can be scratched, so treat it accordingly.
It is best to avoid exposing the sandblasted surface to excessive
handling. To clean etched and carved glass, use regular glass
cleaner and soft paper towels. Avoid water spots by drying
the sandblasted surface thoroughly.
What is the thinnest
glass you can work with?
We can carve glass as thin as 3/16" and slump glass as
thin as 1/4".
How deep do you
carve the glass?
The design will determine the depth of the carving, but we
will never carve more than half way into the glass.
Who supplies the glass?
In most cases, your licensed glazing contractor will supply
the glass for us to decorate. We can advise you on your options
if your project does not require an installation.
What types of glass are there?
for a description of the major glass classifications.