Ruth Dobbins

With over 35 years in the glass business, Ruth Dobbins offers experience in fused and cast glass, as well as in glass-etching techniques. Ruth holds a Master's Degree in Printmaking and Art History and has been a partner in a stained and fused glass wholesale supply company in Europe, which also placed great emphasis on a training program. For the past 20 years, she collaborated with her husband Norm Dobbins in commission work, writing books and creating videotapes on how-to techniques for glass etching. Ruth taught these techniques for 30 years in the U.S. and other countries. Ruth continues these venues by offering a complete training program at Aliento School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and by teaching at various trade shows, including The Awards & Engraving Show. One-on-one training and consulting services are also offered. You can reach Ruth by email at ruth@etchmaster.com, by phone at 505-473-9203 and by fax at 505-473-9218. Check out the website at http://www.etchmaster.com

sandcarving smooth ceramic tile ruth dobbins professional glass consultant A&E magazine
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Ruth Dobbins, Your Professional Glass Consultant, shares her recommendation for working with this substrate.
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Different films have different exposure times.
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natural stone sandcarving
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Sandcarving this substrate calls for a couple extra things to be aware of. 
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photoresist film
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Photoresist can play a large role in sandcarving — make sure you know how to use it correctly.
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Metal has some similar restrictions to sandcarving acrylic.
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If you’re new to sandcarving, you’ll soon realize the value of a functional workspace.
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Avoid a brownish color with these parameters.
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