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.

Member Profile

Nancy Sutcliffe
After a degree in design, Nancy worked as a medical illustrator before training as an engraver with Tracey Sheppard FGE and Katharine Coleman MBE at West Dean, and with Jiri Harcuba and April Surgent at Pilchuck Glass School Seattle, USA.

Exhibiting widely both nationally and internationally, most notably at the Coburg Glaspries Exhibition in 2014, and in the British Glass Biennale 2006, 2008 and 2015, Nancy has work in private collections, and in Broadfield House Glass Museum UK. 

A finalist in the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Award (engraved glass category) in 2007, and winner of the WCGS trophy for best first time exhibitor at the national exhibition of the guild in 2008, Nancy was the gold award winner of the Craft & design magazine selected awards in 2015. She is a Fellow of the Guild.

In 2015 Nancy taught drill engraving at the Bild-werk Academy in Frauenau, Germany, and is signed up to teach again in May 2016.

Nancy shares her time between the UK and the UAE where she finds the contrast between her life in rural Hereforshire, and city life in Abu Dhabi hugely stimulating.

You can join Nancy on Facebook to see images of work in progress and find out what she's working on today.


Engraving Techniques
Drill engraving, verre eglomisé.