Guild of Glass Engravers

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.

Branch - South West

Sue Burne   01278 722706  or      


On Sunday 7th October the South West Branch met for a surprise challenge day run by Rob. We were each given a piece of flat glass (Rob’s old greenhouse is still being used up!) and Rob explained that he wanted us to design a background with depth to it. When engraving we can sometimes just do objects without putting them in context, so we needed to imagine that the subject of our engraving had left the scene and we were engraving what was going on behind it. This resulted in some great little pictures. We had seascapes, ploughed fields, cityscapes and mountains. It made us all think about perspective and how to do textural effects. An interesting activity. Thank you, Rob!


Next meeting will be on Sunday 20th January 2019. Sue will be setting a surprise challenge for this meeting and asks that members bring their engraving kits with them as well as any recent work they’d like to share. Visitors are always welcome.


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. 

For further information about our meetings or exhibition please contact Sue or Rob.