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.
WAR FLOWERS - Touring Art Exhibition
“I believe people have an ability to find beauty and hope, even amidst the horrors of war. This exhibition examines human nature in wartime through a series of artistic representations, multisensory experiences and portraits of ten Canadians who were involved in the First World War.
Optical crystal sculptures created by Mark Raynes Roberts portray scenes that illustrate different aspects of human nature while scents developed by Alexandra Bachand evoke personal memory.
WAR Flowers is inspired by the pressed flowers picked by George Stephen Cantlie in the gardens, fields and hedges of war-torn Europe and sent to his baby daughter in Montreal. I examine these century-old flowers using floriography, a method of communicating emotion through flowers, to tell the story of human nature in the landscape of war.”
– Viveka Melki, curator
WAR FLOWERS | FLEUR D'ARMES has been made possible by the Government of Canada and by the generosity of private partners.
Glass Engraving Classes with Katharine Coleman MBE
Term Dates: 25/09-11/12/2017; 08/01-26/03/2018
Monday Mornings at Morley College, London
This course provides a rare opportunity to learn glass engraving, its history, its tools and its many applications, classical and contemporary. Several different engraving techniques will be explored, from diamond point, through drill to wheel engraving. The course focuses on the development of practical skills alongside an appreciation of glass engraving itself not only as an artwork, but also as a sculptural object in light that throws colour and shadows, even providing the means for simple printmaking.
Click here to download a pdf with further details of the course
For anyone who would like to come to the weekly Morley glass engraving course but cannot afford the fees, there is now a fully funded scholarship scheme for one student which includes fees and support , see