Sandblasting, also known as “Abrasive Blasting” is a process in which sand is forced through a small hose by force of an air compressor to erode a predetermined design onto the glass. Depending on the thickness of the glass, the sand can blast the surface slightly or actually carve into the glass to ¾ Inch off its own thickness. Design possibilities are endless.
The technique by which any type of glass is obscured then eroded, resulting in an etching, engraving, or bas relief sculpture. The eroding is accomplished by forcing a stream of sand or other free flowing abrasive grit through a nozzle under air pressure at the item being decorated. Those areas not subjected to the blast remain intact, resulting in the etching of a predetermined design.