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Engraver's Guild


#1

Brian, I didn’t know there was an Engraver’s Guild, let alone and
Engraver’s Guild Show in Tucson. I am a novice engraver, studying
with Heinar Tamme’s video tapes, and a little personal advice from
Heinar who lives here in my little town. Would love to know more
about the Engraver’s Guild!!! How do I find out more?

Kitti deLong
Port Townsend, WA


#2

The Engraver’s Guild I referred to is actually the Firearms
Engraver’s Guild of America - which has a site - fega.com. Although
anyone can join and participate at the general level, there is a
requirement that you must have a Federal Firearms License in order
to be considered for “professional” membership.

They are a great group and worth joining if only for the information
and help that they offer all hand engravers. There is a forum where
you can ask any question that you may have on hand engraving (not
stone setting) - and a tips notebook that comes with membership that
is well worth the price of general membership - which is $50
yearly…

There is a show held every year at the end of January in Reno, held
in conjunction with a knifemakers show and Safari Club
International. You can see some of the best of the best hand
engraving in the world at this show. I have been a member for around
8 years now, and have taken workshops and seminars in California,
Nevada, and Colorado from some pretty incredible members who teach.
Eric Gold, Sam Welch, Christian DeCamillus, and John Barraclough
come to mind, and I’m sure there were more. Go check out the site!
(fega.com)

Brian P. Marshall
Stockton Jewelry Arts School
2207 Lucile Ave.
Stockton, CA 95209
209-477-0550 Workshop/Studio/Classrooms
instructor@jewelryartschool.com
jewelryartschool@aol.com


#3

I sort of missed the beginning of this thread, but there is also the
Awards and Recognition Association. http://www.ara.org/ They put out
a publication called “Recognition Review” for awards and engraving
professionals.

Mary Latterman
http://www.latterman.com