Hand Engraved Glass & Crystal

Hand Engraving

The Crystal Glass Engraver offers the services of hand engraving on glass, by a highly experienced hand engraver with over 30 years experience. 

Hand Engraving on glass is an art form, not to be confused with the more commercially accomplished 'sandblasting'.

Although the hand engraving service is not inexpensive, for single presentation pieces, it can work out less than having a commercially engraved piece.

Hand engraved glass becomes unique.  In fact, our hand engraver guarantees that each piece will be different.  It being impossible to repeat each line in exactly the same way, as a machine would - our hand engraver is a human being..!


Sign of the Zodiac, plus text, hand engraved onto wine glass

Wine glass with sign of the Zodiac hand engraved.

Hand Engraved Glass and Crystal

We strongly suggest that you do not select the least expensive piece, when electing to go for hand engraved glassware.   Simply put, crystal is softer than glass and therefore easier to engrave. 

When providing a quotation for hand engraved glass, a simple factor that is taken very much into account, is the quality of the material to be engraved.

Hand engraving is accomplished using a dentist drill and the very same carborundum  and diamond-tipped burrs that a dentist uses.  The drill bits cost money and therefore become that simple costing factor discussed above.

For more extensive work, our hand engraver also uses rubber and felt polishing mops, which also wear out faster on inexpensive glassware.


 Chinese dragon hand engraved onto glass fruit bowl.

Glass fruit bowl, hand engraved with a Chinese dragon.

Designs and Text

As you will see from the photographs of previous work, our hand engraver will faithfully reproduce any design you care to put forward.  Although she loves items from the natural world to engrave, she is also adept at more formal designs.  Club crests and corporate logos, for example.

She also utilises the dentist drill and burrs for calligraphy, enabling stylised text to commemorate any occasion.

Place A Commission For Hand Engraved Glass or Crystal

What we need to know is:

- What purpose is the piece for? A Gift, Corporate Presentation, a Sporting Trophy?

- Which item in our Shop would you like your engraving on?

- Do you have a Design you would like engraved?  Crest, Logo, A Building?

- Do you have Words to engrave?  We can help with this, if needed.

- Lastly, please let us know when you need the piece for. 


Flowers and ferns hand engraved onto a glass vase.

Even elaborate designs can be hand engraved onto glass & crystal.


For more information / enquiries, please Contact Us.  We will provide a quotation if required, including delivery, within 2 working days.

Further Information In This Category:

•    History of Glassmaking


- All about the History of Glass and where it all started.

•    Glass & Crystal Raw Materials


- What Glass is made from.

•    Method of Manufacture


- The difference in quality resulting in the Methods of Manufacture.

•    Cutting Crystal


- What is "Cut Crystal" and how is it achieved.

•    Decorating Glass or Crystal


- The different ways glass & crystal can be personalised.

•    How We Engrave Crystal


- Sandblast engraving Glass & Crystal.

•    Variety & Choice


- The things to look for in Glass & Crystal.

•    Aftercare of Glass and Crystal


- How to look after your glass & crystal, plus cleaning tips.


Payments:  We accept payment via: payment over the phone, Invoice, Paypal, Credit Cards, BACS & even cash brought into the shop.  You can pay online, into our PayPal account, using your credit or debit card.