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.

Events

 

 

Graal Course 2018 at Gernheim, Germany
Course dates: 20 to 27 May 2018, Course times: 10:00 to 18:00
Participants: 8 people   Cost: 980 €
www.glas-turm.de
LWL Industrial Glass Museum, Gernheim
32469 Petershagen
Germany

This course offers the opportunity to explore and exploit Graal technique. Combining hot and cold working techniques is particularly exciting.
Stories, pictures and patterns may be cut into a prepared blank (consisting of clear glass with one or more layers of coloured overlay glass), using sandblast, glass engraving and cutting.
After cutting, the blanks are then re-heated, picked up, overlaid with clear glass and blown further into shapes by the glassblowers.
These complex pieces involve all aspects of glass design and engineering and are a challenge to make.
It is possible to produce blanks before the course begins.
We want to appeal to all: beginners and advanced glassblowers and engravers, painters and draftsmen, artists and craftsmen.
We are looking forward to an intensive week!

Korbinian Stöckle & Rasit Rejwan - glassblowers
Wilhelm Vernim & Heikko Schulze Höing - glass engravers

On the Glas Turm website, under Anmeldung (registration) you will find a form which you should complete and return to mail@glas-turm.de or call +49 (0)5707 - 95 39 29 (landline AB) or fax +49 (0)5707 - 9393443 .
www.glas-turm.de

 War Flowers Touring Art Exhibition

WAR FLOWERS - Touring Art Exhibition
By Raynes Art + Design Ltd 
WAR FLOWERS | FLEUR D’ARMES
Ottawa | Toronto | Vimy | Montreal

“I believe people have an ability to find beauty and hope, even amidst the horrors of war. This exhibition examines human nature in wartime through a series of artistic representations, multisensory experiences and portraits of ten Canadians who were involved in the First World War.

Optical crystal sculptures created by Mark Raynes Roberts portray scenes that illustrate different aspects of human nature while scents developed by Alexandra Bachand evoke personal memory.

WAR Flowers is inspired by the pressed flowers picked by George Stephen Cantlie
in the gardens, fields and hedges of war-torn Europe and sent to his baby daughter
in Montreal. I examine these century-old flowers using floriography, a method of communicating emotion through flowers, to tell the story of human nature in the
landscape of war.”

– Viveka Melki, curator

WAR FLOWERS | FLEUR D'ARMES has been made possible by the Government
of Canada and by the generosity of private partners.
For scheduled exhibition dates and venues please visit: www.warflowers.ca

 

 

 

 


Echoes of Light -  Exhibition of Engraved Glass
by members of the Northern branch of the Guild of Glass Engravers  

24th May – 14th June 2018
at Tennants Garden Rooms, Leyburn

 

The Northern Branch of the Guild of Glass Engravers is the foremost group
of glass engravers in the North of England. Joining the Northern Branch
exhibition will be two renowned glass engravers;
James Denison-Pender, an exquisite stipple engraver, and
Tracey Sheppard who is known forher amazing church windows.

The exhibition will feature a wide variety of different types of glass,
including cased coloured glass, vases, bowls and goblets, with decorative
and figurative engraving covering a range of subject matter. In addition
to creating an exciting visual display, the exhibition will be an opportunity
for those new to glass engraving to learn about and appreciate the
artistic abilities of the engravers, and stimulate interest in this wonderful
medium amongst a wider audience.

Many of the pieces in the exhibition will be for sale.

Demonstration Day -  28th May

Engraving demonstrations by exhibiting artists will be taking place on
28
th
 May between 10-4pm. Artists will be on hand to demonstrate all
the varied types of engraving used on pieces in the exhibition,
answer your questions and talk to visitors about this fascinating art.

The demonstrations are free and no booking is necessary.

Have a go at Glass Engraving  -   Saturday 26th May

As part of their exhibition ‘Echoes of Light’, participating members of
the Northern Guild of Glass Engravers will be holding Have A Go
sessions on 26
th
May for you to try your hand at glass engraving.
Over 16’s only

 

Timings: Session 1: 9.30am       Session 2: 11.30am       Session 3: 1.30pm

Tickets  -      £25 per session to include a glass of your choice from a variety
of styles. Each session will include tea/coffee.

Places are strictly limited. To book your session, please contact
The Garden Rooms Reception on 01969 621146

 

 

Sue Burne Rockpool - Detail

 

Exhibition of Contemporary Engraved Glass
by members of the South West England branch of the Guild of Glass Engravers
Wednesday 1st August 2018  to Thursday 16th August 2018
11.00 am - 4.00 pm daily


The Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Country Park,
Lighthouse Road. Swanage BH19 2JL


Situated in the south-east corner of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, a mile
south of Swanage, lies Durlston Country Park 320 acres of very special countryside;
www.durlston.co.uk