Welcome to the Hand Engravers Association of Great Britain

Raising the profile and preserving the skills of hand engraving and its practitioners

Hand engraving: the art of embellishing precious objects using traditional engraving tools

British hand engravers are some of the best in the world and it is crucial that we preserve this part of our heritage. The Hand Engravers Association of Great Britain aims to:

• Raise the profile of hand engraving
• Provide education and training
• Stimulate debate and generate new ideas

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Our next event:


Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 September 2020, London Docklands

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Where to see hand engraving

The Hand Engravers Association has a permanent display of hand engraving by current professional and apprentice hand engravers on show at the Clockmakers’ Museum in London. Click here for more details.

First time to Manchester

NEW FOR 2019! The Hand Engravers Association, in colloaboration with The Goldsmiths’ Centre, is running its first ever beginners hand engraving course outside of London. Click on the Courses page for details of that and our other weekend workshops. Click here for more.

Thank you to our supporters

From corporate sponsors to individual members, our supporters are what make The Hand Engravers Association of Great Britain. Click here for more details.