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6 8 G R A P H I C S P R O • M A R C H 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M With over 40 years in the glass business, Ruth Dobbins offers experience in all glass-etching techniques as well as in fused and cast glass. Ruth holds a master's degree in Art and has been a partner in an art glass wholesale supply and studio company in Europe, which also placed great emphasis on a training, before joining forces with Norm. You can reach Ruth by email at ruth@, or by phone at 505-473-9203. © Ruth L Dobbins 2023, All Rights Reserved. I know that most of the time we talk about the more substantial materials in our line of business and often have a ten- dency to ignore the most crucial of our needed materials: abrasive. Yes, of course, you do need the equipment to work with and in. But let's face it, without the abra- sive, all the other materials and prepara- tions mean nothing. Your decision of which abrasive to use depends on the cost effectiveness of each one for the job, your blasting equipment, technique, and use. (Images courtesy Rayzist) A W A R D S & C U S T O M I Z A T I O N HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR B Y R U T H L . D O B B I N S Don't judge by cost alone, because re-use is also important

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