My Mission

The art of sandblasting glass, whether it be lightly etched or deeply carved, is a remarkably beautiful, and demanding one. I truly feel that I have been given a gift: I completely understand the medium, with all its complexities and nuances; I am capable of executing the most sophisticated techniques at the most advanced levels; and, perhaps most importantly, I am able to communicate these skills to others.

As a teacher of sandblasting, I remain completely committed to creating a warm, open, challenging learning environment. Whether I am teaching an individual in a one-on-one setting, or heading up a small, intensive seminar, the goal is for each student to learn just as much as he or she wants and is able to absorbóand to have fun!

If sandblasting is a hobby or a sideline, then I want your learning environment to be enjoyable and stimulating.

But if you are a professional blaster, or wanting to become one, then for those students, I pledge to pass on all of the knowledge that I have accumulated in my more than twenty-six years as a working blaster.

I promise to teach you everything that I know about equipment, materials, techniques, and display options. Beyond that, I will share with you all of what I know about attracting and educating customers, pricing, advertising, and what ever other tips you might be looking for when starting or growing your sandblasting business.

I promise to hold nothing back both with the constructive advice I give, and to share in the many mistakes that I have made over the years, in the hopes that you, too, will not have to learn those lessons the hard way.

All of this I pledge to my students, in the hopes that by my instruction, I can help advance the exposure, artistic appreciation, and financial remuneration of this art form that I love so much.

Blast on, and always remember, GRIT HAPPENS!

Video Training

Coming soon, we'll be offering a handful of videos at the Sandwitch. Through video instruction, you'll learn new blasting techniques from the master herself. Each high-quality video course will guide you step by step, providing tips to hone your skills.


Purchase back-issues BLAST-PHEMY

Although Blast-Phemy Ezine is on an exteneded hiatus, you can still get the back-issues. I've faced many hurdles over the past year and it's forced me to put the zine on the back burner. For those who missed out, you can still buy the 2015 & 2016 back-issues, $30 for 12 issues.

Butch Young DVDs
Available here!

Do you need to brush-up on a blasting technique, or break a bad blasting habit? Or maybe you just want to learn an entirely new skill. If you can't afford the time, travel or expense of a hands-on lesson, be sure to check out the slew of instructional DVDs at the Sandwitch Shop.