The Guild provides an insight into contemporary Glass Engraving. It aims to promote the highest standards of glass engraving.The website contains techniques, a gallery of members engraved glass, where to see it and where to learn to engrave.
On March 21st the branch went on an outing to the Bristol Blue glass factory and studio. There we were treated to a most entertaining talk on the history of glass with demonstrations of blowing and moulding techniques. Afterwards, those that could spare the time went to the local café. Despite being located in the cemetery across the road from Bristol Blue it is a great place for a meal so we were well provided for.
Our next meeting will be our AGM at the West Buckland Village Hall on 2nd June. As usual there will be a “bring and share” buffet lunch and an engraving problem solving session. Visitors are most welcome. Sue Burne or Rob Page can provide maps and information to assist visitors.
We meet from 11 am in West Buckland Village Hall (just off Junction 26 of the M5 in Somerset). Workdays cost £10 and do remember to bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee plus cake and biscuits are always provided.
Please contact either Sue or Rob to let us know you are coming or for further information about the SW Branch.