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04. Glass Etching

Dec 21, 2017

Glass etching comprises the techniques of creating art on the surface of glass by applying acidic, caustic, or abrasive substances.


Traditionally, this is done after the glass is blown or cast, although mold-etching has replaced some forms of surface etching. The removal of minute amounts of glass causes the characteristic rough surface and translucent quality of frosted glass.


Various techniques are used to achieve an etched surface in glass, whether for artistic effect, or simply to create a translucent surface, which includes acid etching, glass etching cream, abrasive blasting, leptat glass, mold etching and frost etching.