Hand Engraving: Basic Principles


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Short Course

Hand Engraving: Basic Principles (Learn at home)

The Hand Engravers Association is pleased to offer an online hands-on and practical “Two-Day-Plus” course aimed at complete beginners and those with limited experience of the craft.


Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 2022.
Each day starts at 10am (GMT) and runs until 4pm.

The short follow-up session is on Saturday 26th March at 10am.



includes all tools and materials needed, which will be sent to you prior to the course.

To book please go to:


Hand engraving is the embellishment of 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 was formed to raise the profile and preserve the skills of this specialist craft and its practitioners.

The course fee includes all the tools you need to start and carryon engraving; a graver, custom made scriber, sharpening plate and polishing paper.

Basic Techniques Covered

  • Holding methods.
  • Marking out and transferring a design.
  • Beginning to engrave supplied samples.
  • Health and safety issues.


  • The course is taught by a professional engraver online and will run via Zoom.
  • A course WhatsApp group for all participants, the course tutor and the Hand Engravers admin staff will be set up, on which participants can ask questions and share work. This will be active for 2 months after the course.
  • There is a maximum class size of 10 students.

Hand Engravers Association

Registered Charity 1175879