Paint fill in sand-carved stone. (Photos courtesy of LowerManhattan.info.)
SANDBLASTED AND PAINTED GLASS TEXT FOR GALLERY EXHIBIT ON A HUGE DEADLINE.
Sand-carved and palladium leaf in marble.
American Museum Of Natural History and The Hayden Planetarium Rose Center: Donor walls and room signage. Deep sand-carving and painting on half inch acid-etched laminated glass. Ongoing. (We apologize for the poor image quality while we update our site.)
Sand-carved with brass lettering and grouted reveals.
Corrected steel letter inserts into granite sidewalks-on site.
122 street and St. Nichols, NYC.
Sandblasted and lithochromed text. Architect; Roger Whitehouse.
61 Madison Avenue, N.Y.C.
Moon gold leaf text in 1/2" laminated glass.
DESIGNER: Theirry W. Despont
CONTRACTOR: Chilmark Construction
1 Central Park South
Oak Bar: Copper leaf text in front windows.
Oak Room: Sandblasted edge, lit entry sign.
Given annually to buildings who meet rigirous green-standards by the USGBC.
UV-spot-glued steel base under half inch starphire glass with raised text
OCPAC:Orange County Performance Art Center, CA: 20 pcs.:3/4"x 48"x 71" bent Lami Acid-Etched glass comprising spiral staircase. Carved face, Dichroic film back
22K Gold leafing of plastic text which was inserted into slightly carved wood veneer. Other gold-leafing and painting throughout Library.
Five pieces of 24"x 50" half-tone photostencils of Central Park images with an autocad rendering of the new building.Edge- lit from all sides on 3/8 glass . Other sand-carved raised-text on glass.
Etched donor names into four-hundred hand-blown goblets. Other assorted glass work. Ongoing.
"Can it all really be over after this?...Thank you so much for your help. I truly appreciate everything that you have done. Well above and beyond my expectations" Lauren Solotoff, Product Manager at MoMA
Forty-six grit and one-hundred grit sand-carved glass.
Sandblast and paint fill in ” x 56” x 104” blue stone donor walls.
Staten Island NY. Donor Wall.
Sand-carved jerusalem stone with japanese gold leaf (dyed silver).
23K Gold leaf with a matte finish on black vinyl and painted background. Ongoing. NYC
Deep sand-carved oak in eighteen pieces of furniture. Sandblasting wood brings out the design in the grain.
22 karat gold leaf with black shadow vinyl on wooden doors in Lowe Library.
Sandblasted glass wall.
Battery Park, NYC
Bronze letter inserts into
sand-carved granite steps.
Gold leaf and metal letters inserted into red laminated glass.
"Lalique" sandblasted and black painted in limestone floor. NYC
7' x 8' x 3/4" Starphire Tempered Frosted Glass w/ Green Paint Fill In Carved Text
We have plenty of ideas and experience working with contractors and architects. Our textures can be applied to backsplashes, sconces, murals, storefronts, lettering (raised and regular), our mirror collection, or serve as a painting series.
Standard or original? 240 or 24 grit? Stage-carving or eight square feet at a perfectly even seventy percent frost? V-grooves or fade-outs, we can do the most challenging techniques. We have two 100 grit booths and one 220 grit booth at all times. We sandblast glass, stone, wood and metal.
Our greatest honor is saluting those great souls who paved the way before us by etching their names in stone,glass and metal.
We have volumes of experience: indoors & outdoors. From the top of Rockefeller Center at Tishman-Speyer, to the bottom of Battery Park at the "Gardens of Rememberance". We are one of
few that provide on-site blasting services in New York City, Queens,Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Long island,and New Jersey.
It starts with a rubbing or a photograph ...several preferably to get the best image to translate onto stone or glass. Then it is off to the Photoshop screen for cleaning up and assigning values. Then it is created into either a 300 dpi (for example) or a black and white image. Finally, the 3-10 mil stencil is burned, washed out and carefully blasted.
This is another area where we shine ...alone. Few companies will attempt. Precision and patience are crucial. Using the photo-stencil process or the plotter-cut method, we can calculate and wrap the resist (usually on a curved piece) to our desired pattern.
For those who need a non-factory original aged look, we can help. We use both sides of the glass, various sandblast resists, mirror-backing remover, paints, gold leaf, and whatever else you desire for that unique look.
We offer resilvering with Silver, Gold, Copper and Galena, as well as an Old World look. We also do water burnishing and oil gilding, distressed mirrors and silver-leaf mirrors.
Greek; bi-colored - reflect, refract and filter light sent from the light source. It is the most visually dynamic, viewer-interactive glass material in the world. It can come in a laminated glass sheet, or with the film on the back, which incorporates dichroic color-changing films that actually change color in full spectrum color shifts according to viewing angle. We also offer solid sheets panels. This is a non-laminated product made in multi-million dollar metal deposition chamber.
Corporate, public and private commissions ... and sometimes for a gallery.
Hand-carved mirrors. Special dichroic film on select items changes color as you move around them.
Restoration, fabrication and design in architectural, stained and leaded. Dalle de verre is 1-1/4" thick for a more durable option.
It all starts here. Whether you have a file or an idea, we will work with you to translate your image into a jewel that will best suit your needs.
We can provide you with ANY glass you need, primarily to the trade who need to have it done correctly. Shapes, holes, hot, architectural... ...
Briefly, sandblasting consists of blowing an abrasive at a surface using compressed air. Where the abrasive hits glass it roughens, or eventually erodes, the surface.
Sand blasting is used on many different materials for many different purposes. The uses range from cleaning the old paint from the Golden Gate bridge to carving on gem stones. The two main effects people are after are etching or engraving, which is a surface effect, and sandcarving where the glass is actually carved away.
Etching glass, or engraving it, refers to a technique where the glass is simply roughened to produce a translucent "white" area on the surface. This effect is produced by lightly blasting the surface with an abrasive or using hydrofluoric acid. The results can be a simple monotone design on the surface, or it can be a near-photographic rendering of a scene in shades of black and white.
Sandcarving is the term often used to describe deep multi-level abrasive etching. The design is carved in the glass and the edges of the different "stages" can create additional detail with light and shadow. Edge lighting can produce spectacular effects.
Whether you are etching or carving, the first step is to pick out a design that reflects the limits and capabilities of how you plan to blast the piece. Surface etching requires a simple "black and white" block design. Shaded or multistage carving allows more complexity.
First and foremost, we are artists bringing the best possible level of care to all of our work. Brian Walls is personally involved in all aspects of the design and execution to ensure the highest standards of quality are met.
We have several sandblasting booths in Brooklyn, New York. The space and flexibility provided by multiple sandblasting booths allows us to better serve our clients - meeting tight deadlines without compromising quality in any way.
We are a full service design group and will work closely with you to satisfy your own requirements and creative vision.
Competitive pricing: We are a corporation without all the corporate waste. Union and non-union jobs are welcome.
Client list: New York Public Library, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Natural History, J. Pierpont Morgan Library, Baltimore Aquarium, Tiffany and Company, Bendels, Plaza Hotel New York, Elizabeth Arden, Lincoln Center, Charles Schwab, Chopard, Longchamp, NYPL.
Our sculptures can be found in fine galleries, private and corporate collections. Our work - particularly three-dimensional sculpture - must be seen to be fully appreciated. Please visit us at our commercial studio overlooking New York Harbor!
8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Shipping and Crating:
All shipments of glass are fully insured. Shipping and crating fees to our customers of the United States start at a minimum of $20. Having developed a proven packaging system assures you the safety of your glass delivery to any destination.
E -mail: email@example.com
Tel: 718.499.1588 / 347.599.2505
Cell: 917.589.0955 Fax: 718.499.0911
(for studio visits)
Waterfront Studio: 220 36th St. 606-B, Brooklyn, NY 11232 - by appointment only
Office Studio: 429 36th St.,
Brooklyn, NY 11232 - by appointment only
Hours: 8am – 5pm Eastern
To Commercial (Waterfront) Studio:
Via Train: D N (express) & M R (local) to 36th St.
From Manhattan: Take trains towards Coney Island or Bay Ridge. Stay near the front of the train. Exit at 36th ST. Follow 36th St downhill toward 3rd Ave. Continue STRAIGHT under overpass almost to 2nd Ave. 220 is on left Take elevator to 6th floor. 606-B is at end of hall.
BQE/Gowanus Expressway to 38/39 St exit. Go RIGHT off of the exit. Take 2nd AVE. to 35th ST. Turn RIGHT on 35th St. Turn RIGHT on 3rd Ave. Turn RIGHT on 36th St. 220 is on lefthand side. Take elevator to 6th floor. 606-B is at end of hall.
To Home Office - 429 36th Street Sunset Park:
Via Train: D or N (express) & M or R (local)
From Manhattan: take trains towards Coney Island or Bay Ridge. Stay near the front of the train. Exit at 36th Street. Make LEFT out of turnstyles, go up stairs. Make LEFT and walk up 36th Street. The house is between 4th Ave (the street where the subway station is located) and 5th Ave. We are a 1/3 of a block on the left; top bell.
BQE/Gowanus Expressway to 38/39 St Exit. Go up the slope to 5 Ave & 36th St (36th is a ONE WAY street down the slope towards the water) 2/3 of a block on your right; top bell.