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Skills Class with Heather Gillespie

23 – 27 March 2015

Cost: £400 (includes light lunch)

This Skills Class moves engraving out of the studio and into the landscape. 

Heather will encourage her class participants to take inspiration directly from nature and 

the local scenery of Lybster and transfer it onto glass by mark making there 

and then. There will also be the opportunity to experiment with print making 

direct from your glass samples.

Past participants found the whole experience free and expressive.

The aim of this class is to encourage us to get out of our comfort zones, 

experiment, enjoy working outside, and be a part of something unique and special.

No experience necessary.

For more details call Grace on +44 (0) 1593721229 or 


Guild of Glass Engravers 2015 Exhibition
18 May - 26 June 2015
The Red House Glass Cone, Stourbridge

This will be a fantastic dispay of engraved glass not to be missed and covers the International Festival of Glass and Biennalle.
Also included will be an exhibition of engraved glass by the Glass Engraving Network.

Guild of Glass Engravers Spring Lecture  2015
Katharine Coleman will be the presenter for the Guild Spring lecture, Red House Glass Cone, Stourbridge on Saturday 30th May.  
The Lecture starts promptly at 2.30, so ensure you arrive in good time to claim your seat.  

Title of the lecture “A Future for Glass Engraving”.  This is guaranteed to be a very interesting lecture.

Frauenau, Germany

12-28 August 2015 
"Glass Engraving - New Insights, Old Techniques" A chance to learn wheel engraving on glass. We shall explore the many possibilities of engraving and small scale carving on clear and colour overlaid glass, using copper, diamond and stone wheels, also drill and sandblast techniques. All work at their own pace with the tutor's assistance on a one-to-one basis. Talks and notes are provided during the course, which will end with a final review of work achieved. All levels welcome.  


Click on   Where to Learn it?  for further course details
Tutor: Katharine Coleman MBE. 
Further information from


Reflections - The Art of Allison Kinnaird Reflections - The Art of Alison Kinnaird

2013, Kinmor Music, Gorebridge, Scotland, ISBN 978-0-9540160, fully illustrated, pp.94, with complementary DVD of films and audio tracks of Alison’s harp music. Available from £12.00 + P&P.

James Holloway of The Scottish National Portrait Gallery introduces this book saying, “Alison Kinnaird is one of the world’s leading glass engravers. She has developed the medium by perfecting old and pioneering new techniques…”  The large new Patrons’ Window in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is her most impressive work to date.
This book records both Alison’s earlier and more recent work, beautifully photographed by Robin Morton, her husband. They are also accomplished musicians. Their DVD accompanies the book which so amply illustrates Alison’s significant contribution to modern glass engraving.
Click here for a further review of this book by Katharine Coleman MBE


Glass Themed Walk created by Graham Fisher MBE

The Royal Geographic Society are producing a series of geographically-themed walks around the UK. The walks are available in written or audio versions and are free, self-guided and hopefully fun. The series is called Discovering Britain; more details are available on their website

 New walks are being added all the time and we have recently completed a walk along the Town Arm of the Stourbridge Canal. This walk looks at how Stourbridge became world-famous for iron and glass making.

 The walk was created by glass enthusiast and trustee of the British Glass Foundation, Graham Fisher MBE. The route visits current and former glass manufacturing sites including the Red House Glass Cone, New Dial and Ruskin Glass Centre. You can find it online at