Profession glass engraver

Glass engravers engrave lettering and ornamental designs onto glass articles, using engravers hand tools. They sketch and lay out the lettering and designs on the article, cut the design in the article and finish it.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Artistic
  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Engraving technologies

    The characteristics of various materials and methods used to engrave something on a surface.


  • Determine quality of engraving

    Quality control of engravings and etchings; check for cuts, burns, rough spots and irregular or incomplete engraving.

  • Ensure accurate engravings

    Closely observe the actions of the mechanical cutting tools, resulting in a flawless engraving process.

  • Position engraving equipment

    Position and clamp work pieces, plates, or rollers in holding fixtures.

  • Manipulate glass

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of glass.

  • Transpose designs to engravings

    Examine diagrams, sketches, blueprints and samples, and calculate how they are to be engraved onto work pieces.

  • Engrave patterns

    Engrave and print designs and patterns onto a variety of surfaces.

  • Clean engraved areas

    Polish and clean engraved etching areas.

  • Use glass engraving tools

    Use engraving tools which use steel, stone or copper wheels according to the kind of glass or glassware.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

Optional knowledge and skills

prepare workpieces for etching verify engraving accuracy keep records of work progress handle etching chemicals set up the controller of a machine use abrasive wheel maintain equipment sandcarving prepare workpieces for engraving select engraving templates compute engraving dimensions abrasive machining processes supply machine with appropriate tools inspect etched work identify customer's needs inspect quality of products supply machine monitor automated machines protect workpiece components from processing consult technical resources lathe machine parts operate engraving equipment