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.