Etched Glass by Glass Menagerie

Our Inspiration Comes From Your Ideas

We have spent the last three decades developing and refining our own sand etching technique. The process always starts the same way, with a custom design that is created by our artists after consulting with our client and other professionals, such as interior designers. Once the design is finalized and approved, we begin by covering the entire glass surface with vinyl sheeting then we use the design to hand-cut the vinyl to make the resist stencil, exposing the portions of the glass that need to be etched.

How The Sandblasting Process Works

The glass panel is then place inside our sealed etching room where we use our high-pressure blasting tools to blow an abrasive onto the exposed areas of the glass. The abrasive etches into the glass rendering an opaque or translucent surface thus blurring visibility while still transmitting light creating amazing Sandblasted glass design. The artist can regulate the pressure and vary the blasting time in specific areas to transform the depth of the carving that will enhance fine details in shading to achieve an impressive 3D effect.