Hello! I’m so glad you stopped by.
My name is Dale Wilson and I’m a sandblast etch artist. I was born in Windsor, ON and grew up in Sandwich Town. I currently live with my wife in the small town of Kingsville, ON.
When I was about 4 years old, I was watching my uncle Phil teach my father how to draw Andy Capp from the newspaper comics and I remember thinking to myself, “I can do that!”
And I did!
I drew all the time as a young child and well into my teen years. I truly loved drawing!
Fast forward to early in my work career.
In the mid 1980’s, I was employed at Dominion Glass on Howard Avenue in Windsor, ON when I was first introduced to sandblasting. They had a sandblasting booth there and a local furniture store, Coulter’s Furniture, wanted their logo reproduced on some mirrors and I was asked to do it! This was my first experience with sandblast etching. I fell in love! LOL!
Then in the mid 1990’s, I was offered a position at Mark L. Tec Design Studio. They were a graphic design and sandblasting studio in Windsor, ON. It was here, while working in the sandblasting department, I decided I could combine my love of drawing with my sandblasting and glass experience.
I took 3 years of Graphic Design at St. Clair College and in 2001 D.W. Design Art was born.
That was 19 years ago now and I still enjoy sandblast etching to this day.
So if you’re interested in having any glass in your home customized (a shower door, front door, glass stair railings or deck railings), or are looking to have a memorial created, or a one of a kind gift, then let’s get together and talk.
Or if you are a business looking to have your logo etched onto your office doors or room partitions then contact me today!
I would love to hear from you!