Glass carving, etching and cleaning can be applied with suitable sand blasting equipment; attractive matte finishes can also be achieved on fused glass art objects.
A glass sandblaster will remove blemishes and baked on kiln wash from fused glass very quickly. It is possible to remove unsightly devitrification with a sandblaster.
Glass fusing sandblasters are designed to propel very fine particles of silicon carbide or aluminum oxide inside a sealed cabinet.
Some sandblasters equipped with suitable air compressors are powerful enough to carve deep designs into fusing glass as well as blasting holes through the glass.