Echoes of Light

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Date(s) - 24/05/2018 - 14/06/2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Garden Rooms at Tennants


Echoes of Light
24th May – 14th June 2018
Engraved Glass by Northern Members of the Guild of Glass Engravers

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 for her 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. The glass in the exhibition will showcase a variety of engraving methods, such as surface, intaglio, wheel and stipple engraving. Modern methods of engraving glass, such as using electrically driven hand-held drills, sand blasting and acid etching, have enormously expanded the possibilities of decorative engraving, allowing for large scale projects such as church screens and windows.

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.

The Northern Branch members meet quarterly at Patrick Brompton, near Bedale, to hold engraving sessions, weekend tutorials with invited well-known engravers, and to discuss all matters glass.

The Guild of Glass Engravers is a charitable organisation with worldwide membership, whose main objective is to inform, educate and captivate the public about the art of glass engraving. To fine more information about the Guild and its branches, please visit the GUILD WEBSITE.

Demonstration Day
Engraving demonstrations by exhibiting artists will be taking place on 28th 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 Sessions
The member of the Guild will be holding have-a-go sessions on 26th May for you to try your hand at glass engraving.

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