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.

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Point engraving

Point engraving, also called line engraving, involves marking the glass with a hand-held diamond or tungsten carbide point.  Line engraving was at one time called 'scratch engraving', which exactly describes it.  The point, held in the hand or on the end of a scriber, scratches the surface of the glass, making a contrasting white line which sparkles in the light.  The effect is quite different from the mark made using a wheel or drill.

The example shown here was engraved by Annabel Rathbone FGE.