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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Branch - Northern

Northern Branch Officers
Chairman - Dawn Douglas

Secretary - Sandra Snaddon
Treasurer - Pat Gauntlett


Exhibition News

The Northern Branch  exhibition at Bowes Museum, Co Durham is now half way through and will close on  Sunday 30 October 2016. Plenty of time for you to visit it.  Sales are going well.   There will be  Have a go sessions  on Saturday 24 August and the 22 October and demos on the 10, 17, 24 September and 1 October.  

The weekend workshop started well with Junko organising the days activities, getting us all to create designs of animals, but the twist was to make the filling of the body with shapes of all kinds, that still allowed you to see the shape of the animal.   We then engraved the design onto provided glass.     A good day was had by all.

On the Sunday Brian was the entertainer and he also made everyone work hard.   Our challenge was to create a design with a fair/fete/gala theme on supplied glass, which we then engraved.  We had to think about all round space and simplicity of design.

Over the two days there were some very interesting designs created, everyone had thought about the shape of the glass and adjusted their designs to best effect. 

This October the branch will be celebrating 30 years as a branch.  We have arranged a photo book with photos of groups at meetings, that cover most years, plus examples of members work. The photo book will be given out when we have a celebratory lunch at the National Glass Centre  on the 19 November.

Our next meetings are:  

     19 November - Lunch National Glass Centre

10 December  -   Christmas Meeting - Design competition - lettering with a Christmas theme

18 March        -   AGM

We always welcome visitors to our branch meetings, which are usually held in Patrick Brompton Church Hall, Nr Bedale from 11.00 - 4pm. 

Contact: Sandra Snaddon
Tel: 01748 812062