There are many steps in the process of cutting designs into kiriko glass: 1, Drawing Design To trace the cutting design, artisans draw lines and dots on the surface of the glass with a special pencil. 2, Rough Grinding In this step, the basic cutting pattern is roughly ground with a cutting stone. 3, Smoothing In this step, the cutting pattern is smoothed until it is fine and sharp. 4, First Polishing This is the second to the last step, in which the cutting pattern is further polished and smoothed. 5, Final polishing In this step, the opaque surface of the glass is polished to bring out its clear brightness.    […]