‘Cutting Edge’ brings together the very best interpretations of contemporary and traditional engraved glass from around the world. The exhibition includes work by fellows of the Guild of Glass Engravers and features works selected from an open submission.
Works on display include a wide range of engraving techniques developed over many years – ancient techniques such as cameo, intaglio, point engraving, wheel engraving, acid etching and sandblasting. With the support of The Guild of Glass Engravers, modern technology and equipment the art of engraving continues to flourish and grow. Sir Laurence Whistler, the first president of the Guild of Engravers, revived the art of diamond point stipple in 1935, a technique showcased in this exhibition.
Founded in 1975, The Guild of Glass Engravers always welcomes new members who have, or wish to develop, an interest in glass engraving. Its aim is to promote the highest standards of creative design on glass.
Photo: Simon Hollington