Fish Cameo Vase - Jonathan Harris

National Glass Fair
8th May 2016
National Motorcycle Museum, 
Solihull, West Midlands B92 0EJ.

Open from 10.30am-4.00pm, adm. £5.
07887 762872

Major specialist fair with around 80 exhibitors selling a wide variety of
fine antique and collectable glass including contemporary artists showing
their own work. Refreshments, free parking.


Best Stained Glass - Caroline Swash

Guild of Glass Engravers Spring Lecture
Saturday 21st May 2016
Art Workers Guild  Main Hall, 6 Queen Square,
Bloomsbury, London, WC1N3AR

Doors open at 2.00pm with the lecture to start at 2.30pm. Afternoon tea will
be served after
the lecture.
Our speaker is Carline Swash and her lecture is titled;
“The 100 Best Stained Glass Sites In London for everyone to enjoy”.
Caroline Swash is the grand daughter of Arts and Crafts artist Henry Payne
and daughter of 
stained glass artist Edward Payne.  She began making her
own windows in 1965 and has been
building windows ever since.
Her work can be seen in the USA (St Paul’s Church, Cleveland Ohio) and at
various sites in the UK including;
St Barnabas, Dulwich, Salisbury Cathedral, Portsmouth Cathedral and  
Gloucester Cathedral, 

We're sure that Caroline’s lecture will be absolutely fascinating and hugely
 so please do put this date in your diary. 
Contact the Guild Administrator for tickets.


Bowes 2016 flier

Echoes of Light

Exhibition of Engraved Glass by the Northern Branch at Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co Durham.

30 July  to 30 October 2016

There will in the region of 60 engraved exhibits on display showing a wide variety of engraving styles and glass types.

There will be Have a Go sessions on the 24 September and 22 October and demonstrations at weekends.



"All the Year Round"

Katharine Coleman's solo show at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh:
28th Nov - 23rd Dec 2015

For those of you who were unable to get to Edinburgh, here's a
link to the online catalogue of Katharine Coleman's exhibition
at the Scottish Gallery.


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