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Peter Russell:

Biography of a Master Craftsman

Peter Russell hand engraving goblet

Peter Russell spent seven years as an apprentice hand engraver at one of the top firms in London’s prestigious Hatton Garden in the 1950’s.  So strict and thorough was his apprenticeship that he wasn’t allowed to actually engrave an item for a cusomer until the fourth year of his studies!

Peter went on to create a successful engraving business forty  years ago that continues to thrive today.

Peter’s expertise in the engraving trade and highly-specialised hand engraving has provided Peter Russell Engravers with its excellent reputation.  From a business point of view, Peter can engrave objects that no machine can, such as freehand designs and lettering,  specializing in hand engraving inside rings and bangles.  However,  it is in his artwork that Peter’s craftsmanship becomes apparent, particularly when his choice of materials extended to include glass as well as gold and silver.

Fairy and Flowers vase engraved by Peter Russell

A member of The Guild of Glass Engravers, Peter has won many awards for his work on cased glass (layered coloured glass).  This slow and meticulous work is a labour of love for Peter, but it could hardly have gone unnoticed, as the pictures of his work demonstrate. Amongst other awards he has won the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Award at the Castle Howard exhibition in 1995 and numerous awards at Goldsmith's Hall, London for his Cameo Cutting skills.

Peter Russell at No 10 Downing Street He has also completed various commissions for Rolls Royce and, possibly most impressively, was invited in 1997 to 10 Downing Street.  The Prime Minister’s headquarters holds the best of British art and craftsmanship but the green cased goblet engraved with the Royal Crest that Peter engraved was the first piece of glassware ever to be accepted there.

   We hope that you enjoy these images of some of Peter’s work.

   Click on each image for a closer look.

Crest goblet hand engraved by Peter Russell for No. 10 Downing Street

Green cased goblet - close up

Fairy and Toadstool goblet hand engraved by Peter Russell

1997 - Accepted by

10 Downing Street.

Commended at

Goldsmith's Hall

Green Cased Goblet 8"

Made by Neil Wilkin

Intaglio engraved by Peter Russell

Close up of the Green Cased Goblet

(shown left)

Red Cased Goblet

Intaglio engraved by Peter Russell

Horses goblet hand engraved by Peter Russell      

Fairy Bowl engraved by Peter Russell

Enchanted Forest vase hand engraved by Peter Russell

Commended at

Goldsmith's Hall

Red cased 10" vase

Intaglio engraved

Red Cased 6" bowl

Intaglio engraved

 1995 - Winner of the

Worshipful Company of Glass

Sellers Award at Castle Howard

Blue Cased Vase 8"

Intaglio engraved

Jazz Middle Eight engraved by Peter Russell

Leeds Crest Goblet - engraved by Peter Russell

Leeds crest goblet - close up

Eight Jazz stars including the

Middle Eight of a well known jazz tune

8" Red Cased Bowl

Intaglio engravedLeeds City crest on 8" green cased goblet

LEEDS CREST
Intaglio engraved

In Civic Hall
Leeds

Close-up of green cased goblet

(as shown left)

Ship goblet hand engraved by Peter Russell

Ship through porthole  - Close Up

Kirkstall Abbey Plate engraved by Peter Russell

1996 - Awarded 1st Prize in Cameo Engraving Section of Craftsmanship Design Awards at Goldsmith's Hall, London.

Ship interior on outside, porthole pierced with sailing ship on other side

Double Cased Goblet 8" blue on red

Intaglio engraved

Close up of ship/porthole goblet

(shown left)

Diamond drill engraving on outer edge: 'and mid their choirs unroofed by selfish rage the warbling wren shall find a leafy cage'. Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds in centre - stipple by diamond point.

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Durham crest goblet engraved by Peter Russell

Harewood House crest goblet engraved by Peter Russell

Seahorse pendant engraved by Peter Russell

Durham crest on goblet

Intaglio engraved

Harewood House crest on goblet

Intaglio engraved

Seahorse Crystal Pendant

Intaglio engraved

     

'The Predators - Cat & Magpie'

8" Red cased straight vase

Intaglio engraved and pierced

'The Predators - Cat & Magpie'

A piece of work such as this takes approximately one thousand hours to design, engrave and pierce

Engraved for exhibition at York Minster in 2011 Depicting 'God sending the Devil into Hell'.

         

        

Peter Engraving a bottle of wine for Valentines day at Harvey Nichols in Leeds February 2016