Process

Each hand-etched design is 100% permanent, and completely dishwasher safe. I use a sandblasting technique that removes a small amount of surface glass, giving the design a frosted look. No designs are painted on or temporary, and I personally guarantee the permanence of each design. Sandblasting also has a smooth, even finish, unlike laser-etching and acid cream etching which can be both messy and uneven.

I do not manufacture any of the glassware myself, so availability of styles and/or quantities for custom orders may be limited. However, I am happy to work with you to make sure you are getting the style and quality of glassware you are looking for. All glassware I use is made in the United States.

Taylor Cathleen - Process
I first design each template myself on a compute. They are then pre-cut by machine and peeled by hand.
Taylor Cathleen - Process
The vinyl template is applied directly to the glass.
Taylor Cathleen - Process
Touch-ups and adjustments are made to the template to ensure a quality etch and clean design.
Taylor Cathleen - Process
Newspaper is applied to the remainder of the glass to protect it during the etching process.
Taylor Cathleen - Process
Glasses are etched in a blasting cabinet using a silicon carbide sand.
Taylor Cathleen - Process
Once the newspaper and vinyl are removed, the finished glass is ready to be washed and shipped out.