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 - Lizzie Crossley


Our November meeting was carving a Christmas tree hanging.

After the formal meeting, Sandra gave out squares of thin glass and an option of Santa’s or baubles to cut out from the glass. There were many ’interesting’ comments when cutting out the shape, but the end results were very good.

Sandra had brought the branches photo albums for all to see, interesting to see how much ‘younger’ some of us looked!!!!!!!

The winner of the Christmas design competition was Kate Kyne, who engraved holly round an interesting shaped hanging bauble.

We had a lovely lunches and an excellent day was had by all.

We had an extra meeting in December when Dawn brought the equipment for applying colouring to engraved glass, Dawn explained the process and by the end of the day some fascinating pieces were produced.  Dawn will take them so she can undertake the final process.


The Northern Branch is pleased to say that they will be holding an exhibition of engraved glass at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland from the 17th July to the 31st August 2020.  


Future meetings

14 March    Abstract engraving

11 June    Pre Exhibition meeting

17 July - 31 August   Branch Exhibition

We always welcome visitors to our branch meetings, which are usually held in Patrick Brompton Church Hall, Nr Bedale from 10.30 - 4pm. 


Contact: Sandra Snaddon
Tel: 01748 812062