Glass Engravers the world over share a passion for their craft and also the vision, creativity, patience and talent that comes with it.
Here, we showcase for you some of the influential and emerging talent we have found on the web, along with their magnificent work.
With each artist comes a brief explanation along with samples pieces of their work. We hope you enjoy viewing the artistic craftsmanship that has gone into their work as much as we have.
Artists are in alphabetical order....
Highland Cow Jug by Aileen Asher
Flying Ducks by Alasdair Gordon
Alasdair concentrates on wheel engraved cameo subjects, hoping to sustain interest in the traditional form of engraving. Commissioned to engrave pieces for the Norwegian Royal family, corporate and public works, the studio now concentrates on-one off artworks . Learn more about Alasdair and take a look at his amazing pieces by visiting the Gordon Studio Glass Engravers
Red Riding Hood's Revenge by Amanda Lawrence
Flightpath. Optical glass panel, wheel and sandblast engraved with LED lighting and dichroic colour by Alison Kinnaird
Alison Kinnaird is one of the world's leading engravers. She has works in public, royal and private collections all over Europe, America and the Far East. Alison uses the traditional method of copper wheel engraving with sand blasting to create her works which are often of the human form. View more of Alison's stunning work by visiting her website.
Chateau Goblet by Annabel Ridley
Annabel Ridley is a skilled engraver and painter and one of the most experienced in her field of expertise. Learn more about Annabel and take a look at her vast array of works on her website.
Work of Art by Caroline Rees
Caroline specialises in bespoke sandblasted glass compositions. Her modern, contemporary designs include commissions that create a unique installation or feature to a room. See more of Caroline's inspiring work on her website: Caroline Rees, Architectural Glass and Papercuts.
Mermaids by Christopher Ainslie
HRH Queen Elizabeth II by Eamonn Hartley
Cherubs by Freddie Quartley
A trained calligrapher and typographer, Freddie Quartley started a career in publishing before focusing on glass engraving and teaching it to others. She specialises in combining letter shapes with an infinite variety of glass shapes. To find out where you too can learn from Freddie and to see more of her work visit her website.
Money-Power and Illness byJaroslava Votrubova
A glass engraver since 1984, Jaroslava Votrubová began designing for Kavalier Glass Works creating hanging glass sculptures. Her versatile pieces are created by engraving on layered coloured glass. Take a look at her fantastic work by visiting her website.
Angels Ice Bucket by John Magee
Feral Child by Judith Schaechter
Diving Girl by Junko Eager
Junko Eager engraves using the stipple, drill and copper wheel techniques to create her water inspired designs. Browse Junko's website to discover more of her fantastic work.
Yellow Waterlily by Katharine Coleman
Award winning glass artist, Katharine Coleman creates her exquisite work using the copper wheel technique. Katharine has featured in numerous publications and regularly teaches short courses in drill engraving across the UK and Europe. Visit her website to see the list of courses, exhibitions and to learn more about her work and technique.
Super Yacht by Lesley Pyke
Lesley is one of the leading glass engravers in the UK with over 30 years of experience. Her works have included commissioned pieces for Royalty, corporations and heads of state. With her vast knowledge and craftsmanship, Lesley is a a great inspiration and teacher to all levels of glass engravers. Visit Lesley's website to take a look at more of her beautiful work and to discover her new range of glass engraved jewellery pieces.
Don't be Rash by Lisabeth Sterling
17. Margot Thigpen
Portrait of a Woman. Camera Lens - 7cm. By Margot Thigpen
Having spent many years training in the arts, Margot turned to glass engraving after an apprenticeship with Master engraver, Anne Dybka. She now educates and exhibits in Virginia, USA. Visit Margot May Designs to view her beautiful work
18.Mark Raynes Roberts
Glass Engraving by Mark Raynes Roberts
Mark’s work focuses on human transcendence and the complex issues that challenge humanity. Visit his website and take a look at his unique pieces. You will surely be inspired.
19.Matteo Seguso Incisore d'Arte su Vetro
Glass Engaving by Matteo Seguso Incisore d'Arte su Vetro
Matteo is an artist, always in search of new stimuli and ideas to develop his unique and rare wheel engravings. Based in Murano, Italy, Matteo dedicated himself to learning the art of engraving using the traditional techniques. More of his art work can be seen on his website.
In The California Current by Nancy Arthur-McGehee
Because of Nancy's impressive work during the 2008 exhibition by FUNERIA, she was given the Excellence in Glass honors. Visit Nancy's websiteand take a look at her extremely unique design style.
Marked Man 3 by Nancy Sutcliffe
Snuff Tobacco Bottles by Pavlina Cambalova
Pavlina Cambalova's work is creatively mastered through the art of wheel engraving, diamond and stone techniques. She incorporates the use of emery paper, sandstone, hammer and sandblasting too. In addition, she also works with overlaid (flat or hollow) or clear glass as well as optical lenses. Take a tour around Pavlina's site to find out more about the artist and her wonderful, inspiring creations.
Glass Engraving by Peter Russel
Peter Russell provides a friendly personal service, specialising in engraving items with text and stock images as well as offering a bespoke design service. Take a look at more about Peter Russel's works by visiting his site.
24.Philip Lawson Johnston
Oslo Bowl by Philip Lawson Johnston
With over 40 years in experience, Philip Lawson Johnston particularly enjoys wildlife scenes and floral designs inspired by his love of the natural world. He has a royal Warrant from HM The Queen and is an Associate Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers. He is also one of the most experienced glass engravers in the industry and has completed numerous commissions over the years.. To find out more about Philip and his intricate works of art visit his site.
25.Reiko F. Nojima
Nobody's Garden by Reiko F. Nojima
Jeweller, sculptor, and computer graphics designer who focuses on depicting the elements of the human psyche, Reiko F. Nojima's work connects the human body with the nature of glass, metal and digital data. Get to know more about Reiko's new media style of art and glass engraving visit her website.
Buffalo Watch by Rish Gordon
Specialising in the sandblasting etching technique, Rish Gordon' themes often include animals or birds, inspired by her love of nature, extensive travelling and her childhood in Africa. Learn more about Rish and see her fascinating works by visiting her website.
Glass Engraving by Robert Page
A craft member of the Guild of Glass Engravers, Robert's work specialises in the "unusual". His works are intricately done with much passion. He uses drill engraving and sandblasting. View more of Robert's wonderful work here.
Wimbledon Bowl by Sandra Snaddon
A fellow of the Guild of Glass Engraver, Sandra Snaddon has been engraving for over 25 years. For her intaglio work she uses a micro motor electric drill with diamond and stone burrs. Visit Sandra's website to see more of her stunning collection.
Highland by Siobhan Smith
Siobhan Smith creates bespoke, beautifully hand engraved glass art. One of the youngest and emerging glass engravers in the industry. Siobhan uses the memories of her childhood in Tunisia and Egypt as well as her passion for wildlife as inspiration for her designs. Visit Siobhan's site Inspired By Glass to view more of her work.
Owl by Sue Burne
Awarded with a prestigious Associate Fellowship in 2009 by the The Guild of Glass Engravers, Sue Burne specialises in drill engravings using diamond and stone burs. Her inspiration stems from her love of the countryside and the sea. And her commissions have included large scale church installations. Visit Sue's website and have a browse of her fabulous work
31. Terri Colledge
Cameo work by Terri Colledge
An associate fellow of the Guild Of Glass Engravers, Terri uses Sandblasting and drill engraving techniques to create her stunning designs on glass for speciality pieces and jewellery . Visit Terri at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge, UK, or view more of her inspiring work on her website.
Every Artist by Zoltan Viczan
Zoltan Viczan uses diamond and stone wheels in his fascinating engraving works. His website is educational and inspiring, go on over and take a look at his exquisite pieces.
We would like to say a huge thankyou to these top glass engravers who allowed us to showcase their work. If you would like to feature here among the ever growing list of talented engravers please email us, we would love to include you.
We are also conducting interviews for featured glass engravers to appear on our blog. If you’d like to feature in one of our interviews, please feel free to contact us and we will send you the details.