A D V A N C E  N O T I C E:

C H R I S T M A S    S H O W

I'm very happy to be invited to be take part in this exhibition which will run  from the end of October up to Christmas eve at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester UK. 

I'll be selling small treasures, the perfect gift for someone special.



B R I T I S H  G L A S S 

B I E N N A L E     2024

I am grateful that "Present tense" has been selected for this show, and I'm delighted to be exhibiting alongside the best of British artists. 

G L A S M U S E U M   L E T T E
I'm delighted to have a piece included in the 'new acquisitions exhibition 2023' at Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof Herding in Germany, now known as Glasmuseum Lette.
The work was acquired during the exhibition of the Glass engraving Network at Glashütte Gernheim.
It's a funny old job for a shy person, always having to shout "look at me" but as they say up north, "shy bairns get nowt" ...so here we are.

" In over 40 years of dedicated collecting by Lilly Ernsting, one of the most important glass collections in Europe has been created "





I took part in the large collaborative project 'Hearts of glass' a couple of years ago. The project was initiated by the wonderful German artist Simone Fezer who I met in Frauenau and we became friends. 


The second venue for the exhibition is the Glasmuseum at Frauenau, Bavaria. A beautiful place with a wonderful permanent collection and excellent temporary exhibitions.

Open from 1st October -6th November.



I am thrilled to see my contribution to the collaboration is part of the publicity for this brilliant show.

'My immortal heart' Engraved and water gilded with  silver leaf. It is tarnishing beautifully with age...as intended. 

C G S  at   W O R L D  O F  G L A S S

The  newly refurbished  glass museum in St Helens has teamed up with Contemporary Glass Society to showcase a wonderful exhibition of work by over 50 glass artists. This selected exhibition was open to members at any stage of their career, especially members from the north.


I'm delighted that  A I R  is included in the exhibition. An engraved and gilded glass panel. 


Available to purchase from the Museum


N E W  Y O R K  T I M E S


Glass blower Katie Huskie and I feature in this article in the New York Times about the artists who have won the Wimbledon Commission over the years. 


One of our collaborative pieces in the main stairwell of the clubhouse regularly appears on the TV coverage of the Finals as the players walk past it to get to Centre court.

Watch out for it if you are a tennis fan!






































G L A S M U S E U M   L E T T E


I'm delighted that C O L O N Y 

sculpture has been acquired from the Glass Engraving Network exhibition in Gernheim by Glasmuseum Lette in Germany for their permanent collection. 


" In over 40 years of dedicated collecting by Lilly Ernsting, one of the most important glass collections in Europe has been created "


I am very grateful to be included. 


W H I T E   G O L D   P E A R L

01 JUNE - 24 JUME 2023


The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 

The link takes you to the catalogue of exhibits where you can find all the information about the pieces for sale. Beautiful jewellery, ceramics and glass. 



N A T U R E    R E F L E C T E D


04 MAY 2023- 27 MAY 2023 

The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh. 

A group exhibition featuring work by 5 artist on the theme of nature. 

I'm showing engraved work on reclaimed lead crystal bowls and glass panels, part of the R E V I V E collection which looks at sustainability in my practice. 

You can view the exhibition here 

B L O W F I S H   G L A S S  G A L L E R Y


I'm delighted to announce I am now represented by this fantastic Gallery in Stourbridge UK. 

All the galleries I work with work very hard for their artists, and Blowfish is a great addition to the UK Glass Gallery scene. They have a very smart new space for special exhibitions and a working hot shop. Owners Bethany Wood and Elliot Walker bring their energy and enthusiasm to this growing area of culture and heritage which already houses the Redhouse Cone and the new Glass museum.

U N C O M M O N   B E A U T Y 

Objects of curiosity and wonder


1 APRIL - 29 MAY 2023

Curated by Verity Pulford.

My first time exhibiting at the Makers Guild in Wales  Cardiff, I will be showing a collection of verre églomisé framed pictures.

Click the link for information and to see the amazing line up of artists. 




A C Q U I S I T I O N  N E W S


I'm delighted to announce that I N S O M N I A C has been acquired by the European museum for modern glass  for their permanent collection.

It is currently part of the Coburg Glass Prize Exhibition 2022 in Germany. 

I am so grateful for this recognition.


I N T E R N A T I O N A L  F E S T I V A L  O F  G L A S S


'Colony' has been selected for the British Glass Biennale 2022, the UK's major exhibition of contemporary glass. 

This experimental work uses techniques new to me and I'm delighted to have the chance to show it at this prestigious event. 

Details of how and when to visit here


Optical glass sculpture with engraving and 22ct gold leaf.  For sale at the exhibition and afterwards.



R E V I V E. A new collection using reclaimed lead crystal. Launching at Collect on the Northlands creative stand with the first two pieces. 


Collect: the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design
25 – 27 February 2022
Previews 23 – 24 February 2022
Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA 

Works for sale on artsy.net from Wednesday 23 February to Sunday 6 March 2022
For more information: Collectfair.org.uk

pics: Richard Davies

C O B U R G   G L A S S   P R I Z E


Next year, 2022, will see the delayed Coburg Glass prize exhibition take place in Germany.  It is usually a 7 yearly event, the last one being in 2014. I'm honoured to have a piece selected again and hope to go to the opening next year.

The exhibition takes place in a beautiful museum in the castle in Coburg, and the Museum of Modern Glass, Rodental which is a short drive away. It's a wonderful opportunity to meet up with glass friends from all over Europe. 

'INSOMNIAC' is my submission.

30x12cms multi-layered engraved, painted and gilded float glass. 

H A B A T A T   G A L L E R I E S 


I am delighted to be represented by this amazing glass gallery in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. 

They have these heavy optical crystal pieces with intricate gilding which they will be delighted to show you! Click the image for sizes, and contact the Gallery if you're interested!

T H E  P I C K F O R D  G A L L E R Y

This year I am taking part in Herefordshire art week. I'm showing my work at a brand new gallery and sculpture garden in the countryside near Leominster, alongside other artists and the Gallery owner Jenny Pickford. It's a wonderful space and I was delighted to be able to curate and hang my own work.

The pieces I'm exhibiting all have an element of water gilding and engraving and some are painted. The technique is "verre eglomisé" (reverse painting and gilding on glass) but my approach is not traditional. 

The gallery opens on the 4th-12th September 2021 for h-Art, and thereafter will be open by appointment to see the garden sculptures. 

In order to fund my larger work, I have produced an affordable range of optical crystal paperweights, beautifully engraved with detailed designs.

They are 9cms in diameter and 2cms thick. 

Prices vary from £75 to £125 plus p&p according to the complexity of the design. I will happily ship worldwide.

Your small treasure will arrive stylishly wrapped and with a black felt mat ready to display. The ideal gift for someone special (could be you!)

Please contact me here if you are interested in commissioning one, or more.


I'm exited to be invited by the Studio to visit the Corning Museum of Glass in July. I'll be able to explore the Museum's glass collection and will have access to the unparalleled collection at the Rakow Research Library. What a place to be inspired! We will be combining this with a family holiday, a much needed break.


2019 Courses:

I will be teaching again at wonderful

 West Dean College  from 4-7th March 2019. It is a very special experience to learn in such a beautiful environment. You can stay in the large country house and immerse yourself in art. 



 A brief list of galleries stocking my work :

caa gallery London

New Ashgate gallery Farnham

Pyramid Gallery York  

Scottish Gallery Edinburgh


Each piece is unique and has taken many hours to engrave by hand. They are gilded with precious metals then inscribed with delicate patterns and each piece is signed and dated. 

Click on the pic for details including which gallery is displaying the piece.

Prices depend on Gallery mark up but in the region of £175 to £2000. 

It feels too early to say "Merry Christmas" doesn't it,  but I've done it now haven't I. x 

Portable Merker engraving lathe.
Portable Merker engraving lathe.

I'd like to say a huge thank you to Arts Council England for the creative development funding to purchase an engraving lathe. I've needed one for a long time. It will extend my practice in all sorts of ways and I'm excited to get started with a new technique. This will be a long learning process involving a great deal of practice, but will be worth it. Used in conjunction with my drill, it will take on the larger deeper carving giving a better and hopefully speedier result. 




 engraved gilded gold on crystal by nancy sutcliffe
"Thinking cap 1 & 2" Engraved and gilded optical crystal blocks

I have been invited to show some of my work at a scientific conference in Pecs, Hungary.

The conference is about art and science, and the curator asked for pieces showing the mathematical patterns that have become characteristic of my work. Here they are incised in the gold and palladium leaf. 


This "International art of engraving on glass" was curated by master engraver Matteo Seguso and is running as part of Venice Glass week.

I have a small piece of work showing there. 

The Exhibition is on Murano Island, Venice, Italy. 9th - 16th September. Then moves on to Savona.


Delighted to be a finalist in the Toyama International Glass Prize 2018.

The exhibition at the Toyama Glass Museum in Japan will open on September 15th 2018 and run until November 25th 2018.  "Crabtastic" will be there!


 It is my first time exhibiting in Japan and the whole exercise has been a steep learning curve. Working with a Museum used to dealing with large International establishments has been testing at times, but the museum have been unfailingly patient with me and extremely kind. I am honoured to be one of only 2 British artists selected. 

From Mark Holford. Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers


Maker/Engraver Team win 2018 Commission for The Championships, Wimbledon


British glass artists Katherine Huskie and Nancy Sutcliffe have been commissioned by Wimbledon as their Championships Artists for 2018. Katherine is a glass-blower and designer and Nancy specialises in engraving and gilding. They will produce two free-blown glass roundels, engraved with iconic imagery from the Club and The Championships and featuring water gilded gold and platinum leaf. Nancy and Katherine will visit Wimbledon during this year’s Championships in July to help them finalise the design.


The works will be installed in the Wimbledon Clubhouse at the end of year. They will occupy a prestigious and highly visible position. They are to be placed in vitrines which are 1.6m high and located on the main staircase, the backs of which open onto the two passages leading to the Royal BoxThis spectacular location means that the works will be seen by all the players and stars who pass through the Club.


The work was chosen by the Chairman and CEO of the Club after presentations made in person by Nancy and Katherine along with the two other finalists: Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg and Amanda Notarianni. The three finalists had been previously selected from the 26 artists who had submitted entries. Throughout the process Liveryman Mark Holford and Honorary Liveryman Katharine Coleman MBE have supported the Club in selecting the winners and will continue to do so until the works are installed.


My first trip to Sweden is finally happening at the end of April. I will be teaching an engraving  workshop at the Boda glass factory, and giving a presentation at the Johansfors Gallery as part of "Glashelg". 

The course will be for 3 days prior to the festival, and I'll be demonstrating at the weekend. 


Hoping to see something of the country and a quick visit to Copenhagen on the way home. 


After months of work, I am excited to announce that 'The fabulous beasts club' solo show opens at The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, 7th-30March 2018. 

Click the link to view the catalogue.

I shall be showing fresh new work at the Etienne gallery in The Netherlands from the 8th april to the 7th may. This is another exhibition with the contemporary glass society who work hard to promote glass art internationally. Very grateful for this opportunity. 

This substantial piece will be shown at the Pyramid Gallery in York. The exhibition 'water and music' starts on the 18th march and ends on the 21st may. 

These imaginary creatures are inspired by microscopic photographs of seawater.


I am thrilled to announce that this piece "mirror image 3" has been purchased by the Glasmuseum in Frauenau, Germany, for their permanent collection. 

This hand engraved optical crystal piece is a substantial 6.5kgs and is engraved on the front and back.  The figures have a silent but direct connection, and the whole piece is softened by the gently hand sanded ethereal mist rising from the figures.

Solo show "Spieglein spieglein" or "mirror mirror" is now open at the Eisch atelier, Galerie am Museum, Frauenau, Germany.   I am showing a new body of work which you can see here

engraved and gilded crystal
glorious beasts

3 new additions to the studio collection, and 2 new galleries!  You can find these at the Ferrers Gallery and the Art in Action Gallery at Waterperry house. 

LondonGlassblowing Gallery will host the juried exhibition "black to white and back again' in tandem with the Contemporary glass society.  

This monochrome exhibition will run from the 16th of September to the 8th of October at LGB's Bermondsey Street gallery. 

My latest piece, "fantasy beasts" has been selected for the prestigious show and will be in great company. This massive 6.5kg optical crystal block is engraved and gilded with palladium leaf (the 4th precious metal).  I love using this wonderful,  mysterious material with its dark shine which complements the deep engraving.   

engraved gilded crystal
Nancy Sutcliffe glass engraver Studio edition

the new 'studio edition' has been launched exclusively at CAA Gallery. Each engraved and gilded piece (12 x 7 x 2.5 cms crystal) is priced at £150 and forms part of a collection. Timing is perfect, mother's day on the horizon and spring on the way. 

"mirror mirror" has been selected for this exhibition at the scottish gallery, edinburgh, may 2016

details below.

press release

CGS Announce artists taking part in CONNECTIONS

CONNECTIONS a CGS Exhibition, in partnership with The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh

4th- 28thMay 2016

Connections are an essential part of working in the visual arts. From individual artists to large galleries we all need connections to provide inspiration and support to develop new work and to move forward.

In 2016 North Lands Creative Glass celebrates it’s 20th anniversary. This physically small and geographically remote organisation has achieved a phenomenal amount over the last two decades.

To acknowledge North Land’s anniversary CGS will present an exhibition of member’s work exploring the theme of connections.  These connections may relate directly to North Lands Creative Glass, to Scotland or to more personal collaborations inspiring work in glass.

I am delighted to be working with the Contemporary Glass Society who do a wonderful job of keeping the exciting world of contemporary glass connected and vibrant.’ Christina Jensen, Scottish Gallery

127 CGS members from across the UK plus members from USA, Australia, Asia & Europe submitted work for this show. The selection panel had a hard task selecting just 20 artists to participate.

Julia Stephenson, CGS Chair says ‘ The standard of submitted work for our exhibitions continues to grow and develop, making selection ever harder.’

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Juli Bolanos-Durman, Heike Brachlow, Katharine Coleman MBE, Fiaz Elson, Carrie Fertig, Ashraf Hanna, Karl Harron, JosefMarek, James Maskrey, Joanne Mitchell, Harry Morgan, Keiko Mukaide, Yoshiko Okada, David Reekie, Anthony Scala, Amanda Simmons, Nancy Sutcliffe, Louis Thompson/Hanne Enemark , Sylvie Vandenhoucke and Andrea Walsh

london glassblowing gallery will be hosting a 'post biennale' show entitled 'essence' at their gallery in bermondsey high street. the exhibition runs from the 7th to the 29th of august and will give people based in london and the south east (who weren't able to make the trip to stourbridge) a chance to see some of the work selected for the british glass biennale 2015. i am delighted to be part of this, showing my larger wall pieces, and also some smaller animal engravings. this is a selling exhibition and a chance to see pieces by some of the best glass artists currently working in the uk.

so happy to be the gold award winner in the glass category of the craft&design selected maker awards 2015. i am delighted and encouraged.

judge andy mcconnel had this to say!  

“Nancy’s engraved glass belongs in a class of its own. Using traditional techniques to create contemporary work, she fulfils all that I was hoping to find when judging these awards. Originality was high on my agenda, and Nancy skilfully creates an eclectic blend of renaissance and modern, figurative and abstract to create a cohesive body of work with a personal identity.” 

new work 'insomnia' has been selected for the 2015 british glass biennale at the international festival of glass in the uk. this verre eglomisé piece is 70x24cms and is framed for wall hanging.  

'rorschch boys 60x12cms was also selected

'same DNA as stardust' has been selected for the 'ripples' exhibition at the pyramid gallery in york uk. the show is organised in conjunction with the cgs and artists were asked to submit work inspired by nature. here's a link to a nice piece in the  urban glass hotsheet  explaining the thinking behind this particular  piece and detailing all the relevant information about the exhibition. the piece is quite well travelled as it was shown at 'vitrum balticum', lithuania in 2014.


for one night only! i will have a piece of work in a mixed media exhibition and auction in aid of shooting star chase who run two children's hospices in guildford and hampton. the prestigious event will take place at 7.00pm wed 8th october 2014 in the henry moore gallery at the royal college of art, kensington gore, london. 

mark holdford, the organiser says: 'a unique selection of some of the uk's most important glass artists selected by leading glass experts' so a chance to support a great cause whilst also supporting uk glass artists. 

'introvert' a substantial 8cm cube, engraved and gilded will be for sale there. 

tickets are available to purchase here for £75 and include champagne and canapes. 



layered glass, engraved, painted and water gilded. 10x30cms

a late addition to the exhibition calendar, 'glasshaus IX' at the gallery at parndon mill. the show runs from september 18th to november 2nd and is a chance for me to show my wall pieces in a show dedicated to contemporary glass.

here's the link to the catalogue for  the dr fisher fine art auction in zweisel germany. http://www.auctions-fischer.de/kataloge/online-kataloge/231-25-glasauktion-in-zwiesel.html?L=&kategorie=107&artikel=46937&L=&cHash=cafe6be2bb

viewing will open on the afternoon of the 25th june until the auction on the 28th june. there will be a public vote and a prize for the favourite piece.

engraved gilded crystal engraving glass engraver
same dna as stardust

'same dna as stardust' has been selected for the VIth international glass art exhibition 'optical outlook' to be held in the  m. k. Čiurlionis national museum of art in kaunas, lithuania. thank you for having me!

from the application: this piece is an assembley of optical crystal cubes, engraved in such a way as to create multiple reflections and refractions in an ordered design. the work reflects our fundamental connection with the stars. a ring of planets and galaxies echoes our own cell structure revealing macro and microcosm in the same space. moving around the piece, the circles appear and disappear, they dissolve into a disordered scatter and then come back together to form their regular pattern. order is restored. 12x12x12cms

intaglio glass engraving
mrs bottomley

the fisher fine art auction in zwiesel, germany will take place on the 28th june 2014. there is a competition attached to this special glass sale and I have been invied to submit a piece of work. viewing is from the 25th to 27th june and favourites will be selected by public vote. i haven't decided what to make yet but think it might be something like 'mrs bottomley' here.

engraving verre eglomisé nancy sutcliffe
every dark cloud

i've been selected as a new member of contemporary applied arts (september 2013 intake) among many benefits this will allow me to exhibit and hopefully sell my work in their fantastic gallery which can be found just a short walk from tate modern at 89 southwark street, london se1 0hx. i will now be working on pieces to send to London in the spring and will post here when they are ready. thank you for having me caa, a great way to end the year. 


delighted that 'memory cloud', an assembley of 65 engraved and gilded microscope slides has been selected for the coburg prize for contemporary glass 2014 finalists exhibition.

photo: simon bruntnell

engraved and gilded glass
fresco boy

my work with gold and silver leaf has been featured in the contemporary glass society skills showcase. www.cgs.org.uk

nancy sutcliffe glass engraver eisch gallery poster

delighted to have 'marked man' featured on the poster for this exhibition. 

14th july to 15th september 2013. eisch atelier - galerie and museum frauenau. germany.

engraved gilded glass
fog. photo: simon bruntnell

'fog' has been selected for the royal birmingham society of artists prize exhibition 2013. on show until the 29th june in the rbsa gallery in the jewellery quarter, birmingham uk.

here's a link http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/prize-exhibition-1/

engraved glass buttons with white and moon gold leaf. nancy sutcliffe glass engraver
buttons, 3cms diameter

possibly the smallest pieces I have ever engraved, a challenge for the 'button project'. an exhibition at the macclefield silk museum as part of the barnaby festival. exhibition runs from june 14 – august 8

new work for a pop up gallery at the ruskin glass centre in stourbridge. this will be part of the stourbridge open studios event on the 18th-19th of may, and my work will be shown in the bruntnell-astley gallery.

'fog' 80x16cms. reverse engraved white enamelled glass with palladium leaf.

intaglio engraved by nancy sutcliffe glass engraver with moon gold leaf
moonman. 12x12x5cms copyright n sutcliffe

these 'glasma' glass blocks are on show at johansfors kristallmuseum, sweden from the 28th april 2013. glass cast at wolverhampton unversity by simon eccles.

reverse intaglio engraving by nancy sutcliffe  glass engraver
starman. 12x12x5cms

from april 26th to may 26th 2013 i will be exhibiting in the netherlands for the first time at zofier gallery  

a beautiful space and a chance to show with figurative fine artists.


multiple glass slides engraved and gilded by nancy sutcliffe glass engraver
memory cloud. 110x30cms

blackwell, the arts and crafts house.

31 january - 12 may 2013






delighted to announce that 'memory cloud' has been selected for this exhibition.

'the lakeland arts trust and contemporary glass society are working in partnership for the first time to create 'new glass - ancient skill, contemporary artform' a vibrant exhibition exploring the skill of the contemporary glass-maker. held in the unique setting of blackwell, the arts & crafts house, this exhibition will give makers the opportunity to showcase the best of their skills and artistic vision in synergy with the house and its history.'

blackwell house is situated near windermere in the lake district, uk.



photo. simon bruntnell


engraved glass with moon gold leaf inlay by nancy sutcliffe glass engraver. engraving on the reverse
cast glass, engraved and gilded.

'big brother' heavy glass blocks 12x12x12cms

this piece has been selected for the 'body talk' exhibition at glasmuseet ebeltoft, denmark. this international group exhibition will run from april to september 2014