Sandblasting on glass taster Day

Sandblasting or sandcarving is a perfect substitute of the traditional etching, but without the hazards of dealing with dangerous products.


Sandblasted glass is produced by spraying sand at high velocities over the surface of the glass. This gives the glass a translucent surface, which is usually rougher than that obtained by etching. During sandblasting, areas that are to remain transparent are masked for protection. The depth and degree of the translucency of the sand-blasted finishing vary with the force and type of sand used.

The sandblasting technique is used to obscure visibility through glass, but the glass continues to still transmit light as it is diffused through the surface. Patterns and designs can be created using a mask which resists the abrasive force of the grit from the sandblaster.
The sand-blasting process allows us to produce designs with greater detail and variation than plain stained glass. Frequently used for etched glass fanlights, we can add details such as a house number, text, or an image.

On this fun day, we'll discover different techniques, applications and materials to achieve a number of effects on glass.

After this course you could rent our sandblasting machine to make your very own designs.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials, tools and equipment provided.
Just bring closed shoes, comfortable clothes and enthusiasm for learning a new technique to apply to your glass practice.


David & Jeff at Glass Lab Edinburgh Ltd

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Glass Lab Edinburgh
17 North Leith Sands

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners


5 hours (10:00am to 3:00pm)

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