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ETCHED GLASS

Swathmore Presbyterian Church Etched Glass, Swathmore, PA

Another service offered by Willet Hauser is known as Etched Glass. Glass etching refers to the process of abrading or roughening a piece of glass in an effort to produce a decorative design atop the glass surface. Etched glass can be an effective tool when light is limited.

The studio uses various techniques in order to achieve an etched surface in glass, all with different artistic effects. Hydrofluoric acid is often used to etch specialized art glass with two or more layers of color, known as flashed glass. Hydrofluoric acid can also be used to engrave detailed designs onto clear glass. Designs can be engraved onto glass using a sandblast process too. Additionally, we can accomplish all of these etching techniques using computer drawn designs and plotter-cut self-adhesive vinyl sheets.

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