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      

Our arranged meetings now are:     

Sunday 29th March 2020 (visit to Sonja Klingler’s glass blowing studio in Frome) and

2020 AGM on Sunday 24th May at West Buckland (bring latest work and food to share).

Meetings in the Hall are at 11am and all welcome if in our area.


On Sunday 26 January the South West Branch met at West Buckland Village Hall, near Wellington, for a workday led by Jan Studerus (Fellow of the Guild and renowned stipple engraver). Jan showed us how she does stipple engraving and explained about the tools and techniques necessary for this delicate engraving method.  Stipple looks as if it is the simplest form of engraving and needs the most basic of tools, but this is deceptive. It takes a great deal of skill to do it well and to use the tiny dots of pure light to achieve often dramatic scenes of light and shade.


Our Branch is now preparing for our exhibition at the beautiful Fine Foundation Gallery Durlston Castle near Swanage in Dorset, which has a beautiful gallery on the cliff top. (Saturday 4 April -Sunday 19 April from 10.30am-5pm daily).


Our next meeting will be an outing to the workshop of glass blower Sonja Klingler near Frome, on Sunday 29 March.

Please contact either Sue or Rob to let us know you are coming.

For more details of this or other information about the Branch please contact Rob Page ( or

Sue Burne   (