Sue Burne    Glass Engraver​

I live in Somerset, UK and my work is in a number of galleries. As an elected Craft Member of the Guild of Somerset Craftsmen my work can be seen in the Gallery of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen in Wells, Somerset.

My glass is drill engraved using diamond and stone burs. I particularly enjoy working on lead crystal or optical crystal. I am also inspired by working on multilayered coloured glass and carving through them to achieve subtle tones.

The Guild of Glass Engravers has assessed my glass engraving and I was awarded a prestigious Associate Fellowship in 2009. I have exhibited in numerous national exhibitions of the Guild of Glass Engravers and in exhibitions in Johansfors in Sweden. I am a former Chairman of the Guild of Glass Engravers.

Much of my work is commissioned and pieces are abroad as well as in the UK. I am inspired by the beautiful countryside around my home and by my love of the sea. Flora and fauna both real and imaginary feature in the designs I create. There are examples of the wildlife of the Somerset Levels and the West Somerset coast but also mythical beasts such as dragons and the Phoenix. I like to do creative lettering on glass too.

I have done several large scale church commissions plus some architectural glass in public buildings and private homes.

6 thoughts on “About

  1. I love the glass engraved with dragon’s and I love your other pieces. I would like to know if you sale them? And how much they would be? And how to look at all your work. Thank You.

    • My work is usually done to commission or is on sale in galleries and exhibitions. Pieces on my website are usually ones which have already sold but you can see examples of my current work for sale in the gallery of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen in Wells, Somerset or in Yandles Gallery in Martock, Somerset. In April 2020 I will be exhibiting a variety of pieces at Durlston Castle in Swanage, Dorset. Prices would depend a lot on the quality of the glass used and the amount of engraving involved. It is easier if clients tell me what sort of budget they have to spend. I am pleased you like what I do.

  2. Hello Sue. I have been given your name by the nice lady in the Somerset Guild, but I fear my need may be too insignificant for you! I have a presentation Dartington bowl that needs an inscription for the recipient. We are a small local charity and a few of us will be funding this, so there isn’t a lot of money involved. Can you do anything for us please?

  3. Hello Sue, I’d like to get a Thatchers cider glass engraved for my nephew’s 18th Birthday, we live on the Isle of Wight but are in Wells from Sun 18th until Thurs 22nd December, is this something that you could possibly do please ? We just googled glass engraving in Wells and your name came up

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