Acid Etching

 

Acid etching is the craft of burning designs into glass using acid. 


Once a design is established it is then copied onto lead foil before being cut out.  This is then stuck to the glass to mask the areas that are not to be affected. 


The relevant acid tone is then applied to the exposed areas and left “under acid” whilst it is taking affect. The longer the acid is left, the deeper it will burn into the glass.


One or several acid tones can be used in a design.  In total we can produce twelve different finishes in acid.


Acid etching is equally impressive in traditional and contemporary designs.