What is sand blasting aka abrasive blasting?

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Sandblasting is when a product is subjected to sand or some other coarse material that is pushed out at a high velocity by force of air.  The abrasive hits the surface very hard giving the glass a matte finish or some called a rough finish.

Why are glass pieces sandblasted you might ask?

  1. The glassblower wanted a matte finish
  2. The glass had some devitrification and this was the best way to hide or remove it.
  3. The glass had some other imperfection and sandblasting is used to remove the imperfection or hide it.


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