Guild of Glass Engravers

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Branch - Northern

Northern Branch Officers
Chairman - Dawn Douglas

Secretary - Sandra Snaddon
Treasurer - Pat Gauntlett

We held our AGM and engraving workshop on Saturday 25 March.    The current Officers were elected en-bloc and thanked for volunteering for another year.    

Thanks were given to the officers for continuing to hold the positions for another year.

The next branch exhibition will be at Tennants Auction Rooms, in March 2018 for 3 weeks.

Have a Go sessions      Both Dawn and Sandra have held engraving workshops.  Dawn is currently organising the following workshops at the Lime St Studio, Newcastle 1 and 13 May and 27 May and 3 June.

After the members had set up their engraving equipment and ensured the kettle was on for the obligatory cups of tea, the AGM took place with the current officers being elected en-bloc.   We welcomed Janice Denely to the branch.

After a lovely lunch, the engraving started.  Sandra gave everyone a glass square with a drawing of a badger already on it, with instruction to engrave it in any way they wished.  Sandra had chosen a badger because it had rough and smooth hair, claws, eyes and a smooth nose, also black and white shading.   This required using a variety of burrs to get the right effect.   Excellent engraving was undertaken, it was interesting to see the different methods used by the members.

An excellent day was had by all.

Future Meetings

19 May  Change of date   Engraving cased glass - bring your engraving equipment.

23/24 September         Weekend Workshop with Tricia Hilton-Robinson - Cameo engraving. 

18 November                Design theme Bonfire -  Junko entertaining us in the afternoon.

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

Email: sandra@snaddon.com