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.

Branch - South West

Sue Burne   01278 722706  or      


On Saturday 7th October the SW Branch met at the village hall in West Buckland, Somerset for a very enjoyable and lively workday. There was a good turnout of members, plus four visiting students from Plymouth College, who all found the talk by Geoff Thwaites (Fellow of the Guild) fascinating and inspiring.

Geoff showed us how he goes about carving glass to achieve the holes and deeply cut edges for which he is well known. We could have a go at this ourselves afterwards and Rob brought along the Guild teaching drills for anyone who hadn’t got their own with them.

Various members had their own work on display to show the students a wide variety of engraving styles and were on hand to offer advice and instruction where necessary. There was also a good selection of glass and books for sale and plenty of cake.

We are now hoping that more students may wish to form a link with the SW Branch.

The next Branch meeting will be on Sunday 28th January 2018 starting at 11am at West Buckland (TA21 9NA) when Chris Ainslie (also a Guild Fellow) will be talking about glass painting.

All are welcome and we like visitors!

For more information and to book a place please contact Sue Burne or Rob Page.