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.
On Sunday 5 March the South West Branch held a work day in West Buckland. This was a very interesting and productive day. Tracey Sheppard kindly gave us an excellent talk about the work she does and showed us inspiring photos. She explained how she achieves effects on her larger pieces using a mixture of sandblasting, acid etching and drill engraving (not necessarily in that order!). We learned how some of the techniques might be applicable to our own work.
Rob Page had brought his own portable sandblaster in a hired van which was set up in the car park. He also provided some small pieces of glass for us to play, with so we experimented with Tracey to guide us.
Our next meeting will be on Sunday 28 May at West Buckland Village Hall. This is just a short distance off Junction 26 of the M5 in Somerset. The meeting will start at 11am during which there will be opportunities for people to bring along their own work to show and ask each other for help or advice.
We will have a short AGM in the day and we will have our annual “Bring and Share Lunch” when we ask those attending to bring some food for our meal. Tea and coffee will be provided. The meetings usually end between 3 and 3.30pm. New members and visitors are always welcome.
For further information please contact Sue Burne.