Region:East of England

Technique:Engraving, Kiln work


Discipline:Architectural, Decorative, Public art

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Education, Exhibition

Product:Commission, Design/ Functional/ interiors, Fine Art, Public art, Sculptural, Windows

Country:United Kingdom

Geoff Thwaites

I have been engraving glass for over 25 years and it has been my main professional activity for the last 20. I was elected a Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers in 2000. I work both to commission and for exhibitions.

I am an experimental engraver. My exhibition pieces often combine kiln forming and sculptural engraving, the glass being carved with diamond and stone tools, often pierced right through. Recently I have been experimenting with more spontaneous engraving, more akin to drawing or painting.

I take commissions on a scale from goblets and tankards to doors and windows. Commissions often include lettering but can also include illustrative elements. Colour can be included by fusing or using a collage technique.

Reclining nude , Geoff Thwaites

Arthur (2 panels: 1 Latin sources; 2 Welsh sources) , Photograph by Geoff Thwaites

Eternal , Photograph by Geoff Thwaites

Visage , Photograph by Geoff Thwaites

St. Luke's Church, Cambridge, internal windows , Photograph by Geoff Thwaites

Contour , Photograph by Geoff Thwaites