Student Gallery

I've been teaching glass carving for twenty-two years, but made the decision in 1995 to specialize in private instruction and group classes of no more than four students. Having been frequently hired as a guest instructor for classes of 12-20 students, she soon realized the futility of attempting to teach so many people of different levels of experience at the same time. The art of glass carving is delicate and complex, and requires a great deal of time per student. A large class simply creates frustration for all involved, since it is virtually impossible to find a common ground. The dynamics of the group learning curve, in her opinion, were too dull to be good value for the kind of students that she wished to teach: the committed people who are serious about wanting to make a living blasting glass, or who are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence.

While we've attempted to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about classes, the needs of each person are different, so please do not hesitate to call at (805) 286-7575 if you want to know more, or have a specific question. The best time to call is weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET. We never pick up the phone during Jeopardy, Dallas Cowboy football games, or Dexter, so check your listings.

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.