Sand Engraving and Carving

BarryTSand engraving and sand carving, also known as sandblasting, is used to produce a deep etch, surface frost, or, somewhere in between. It is a technique used since glass as an art medium was first used. Sandblasting into glass creates a three dimensional effect which gives life, effect and tone to clear glass. It can be used for signage, to decorate room dividers, corporate logos, certificates and awards, and special gifts.

Following analysis of the risks involved in teaching courses that are very hands-on, tutors made the decision to cancel courses for the rest of this year. It is difficult to practice hand hygiene when handling glass and tools and the workroom space inhibits safe physical distancing. The COVID situation will be monitored and reviewed in January 2021.
Expressions of interest are being taken and you will be contacted when dates are scheduled.


Sandblasting – BEGINNERS

Tutor: Barry Richters

Choose from a number of beginner designs to create your sandblasted piece. Each of these designs will teach the necessary sand engraving and carving techniques to create pieces that can be used in lamp shades, leadlight windows, sun catchers or on wine glasses or other decorative glass items.  Sandblasting  is also useful for cold working kiln fired projects.

Numbers: Minimum 3 with maximum of 5

Prerequisite: No experience necessary.

When: Saturday & Sunday 9.00am to 4pm – 2 day course

Cost: $230.00 – includes all materials.