One of the methods of engraving we use is drill by hand. This is an art form and perfect for those one off extra special commisions requiring a greater amount of detail, giving the finished piece a unique "one of a kind" look. And by using of a variety of diamond burs, grinding stones and abrasive wheels, to bring out the great many textures and shades in an image. The possibilities are as endless as illustrating with pen and pencil.
The next method is sandblasting (sandcarving). It goes without saying this type of engraving is perfect for quantity orders and large panels, by using resists (masks) produced in house you can have as many pieces of glass engraved with the same design as you like and of course this keeps costs down. Like hand engraving you dont have to make do with a single step design (one depth and no variation in shading), we are able to create multi depth sandcarved work and by clever use of polishing techniques and planning, some quite outstanding (literally speaking) images can be achieved.