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.

Where to learn it - other courses

Greg Sullivan AFG is running a week-long copper wheel engraving course in Waterford, Ireland. Course starts on the 9th September 2019.

The course is aimed at novice engravers and will offer an opportunity to develop skills in all aspects of wheel engraving as well as visits to local glass factories and presentations by guest speakers. More information can be obtained by emailing



Freddie Quartley FGE, Rob Page, Chris Cole and Susan Fonge will be teaching beginners glass engraving workshops at Handmade Oxford at Waterperry Gardens.

Two hour taster sessions are running three times each day during the Handmade Oxford Festival at Waterperry from the 27th to 30th June.

You will need to buy tickets for the festival plus book into the workshops.


 Image: Freddie Quartley

For full details please visit this link Handmade Oxford 



Viv Marshall AFGE - Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Viv Marshall, will be teaching at Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Poundbury, Dorset
1st March - 29th March 2019 
3rd May - 7th June 2019 
14th June - 12th July 2019 
10.00 am - 1.00pm every Friday
Cost £140 for 5 sessions

For contact details see;

Robert Page  - Durlston Country Park, Swanage

Guild Chairman, Robert Page, together with Viv Marshall, will be teaching at Durlston Country Park, Near Swanage on 11th May 2019, 23rd June 2019 and the 13th July 2019:
This will be a 90 minute session for beginners starting at 11:00am, Cost £10 per session
For contact details see;

The Creative Glass Guild are running glass courses in Bristol in a variety of  disciplines.
Broaden your exploration of glass working.  

Weekend courses are run covering a whole range of workings.
Stained glass,

  • fusing glass,
  • slumping glass,
  • fused jewellery
  • glass and a whole lot more.                               

 Good value for money and excellent facilities. See for further details.

Patricia Hilton-Robinson AFGE

Patricia teaches near Andover in North-West Hampshire. She teaches Drill Engraving,
Cameo and Graal techniques

Contact her for further details at:

Lesley Pyke

 One to one lessons on hand engraving or sandblasting available in Halesworth, Suffolk 
or will travel to the student (or a small number of students).
Contact Lesley Pyke at for further details.


Christopher Ainslie (Bristol Avon) 

Broaden your exploration of glass working. See  Here in Bristol
weekend courses are run covering a whole range of workings. Stained glass, fusing glass,
slumping glass, fused jewellery glass and a whole lot more. Good value for money and excellent facilities.



Bild-Werk-Frauenau, Bavaria, Germany

Bild-Werk-Frauenau is an international forum for Culture, Art and Education, A stage for Music, and fantasy, And a border situated international meeting point situated in the Bavarian Forest in Germany. Glass art is at the centre of the courses at the International Summer Academy and the Bild-Werk Frauenau workshops. Alongside glass courses, painting, printing, ceramic sculpture, wood and bronze, mixed media, installation, film, theatre and voice workshops have been offered over the years. The Academy attracts artists and art enthusiasts from many countries in Europe as well as from overseas.
There are lots of engraving courses offered in 2019 at Bild-werk academy, for both wheel and drill/dremel engraving. Bild-werk is a unique experience in a beautiful setting in the glass town of Frauenau, Bavaria. You can take inspiration from the countryside, the world class Glass Museum and the Eisch gallery in the town and develop your skills in this wonderful environment.

Dates of the International Summer Academy 2019:
Spring Academy: 8th June - 15th June 2019
Summer Academy A: 3rd July - 19th July 2019
Summer Academy B: 31st July - 16th August 2019
Late Summer Extra: 31st August - 7th September 2019

The course programme will be published online in December, the printed course catalogue will be published in January 2019.