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Grand Masters Revisited: Creative Art, 2006

Grand Masters Revisited: Creative Art, 2006

With the Seventh Grand Masters Program coming in 2012, those who have never heard of this amazing program have a chance to review the past years here on Featured Photos. Creative Art of Italy introduced not one master engraver, but three talented hand engraving...
Grand Masters Revisited: Philippe Grifnée, 2006

Grand Masters Revisited: Philippe Grifnée, 2006

With the Seventh Grand Masters Program coming in 2012, those who have never heard of this amazing program have a chance to review the past years here on Featured Photos. Philippe Grifnée, who studied under renowned engraver René Delcour, designed this course to share...
Grand Masters Revisited: Winston Churchill, 2005

Grand Masters Revisited: Winston Churchill, 2005

With the Seventh Grand Masters Program coming in 2012, those who have never heard of this amazing program have a chance to review the past years here on Featured Photos. With a name like Winston Churchill, an air of wisdom and history surrounds each syllable....
Grand Masters Revisited: Ron Smith, 2005

Grand Masters Revisited: Ron Smith, 2005

With the Seventh Grand Masters Program coming in 2012, those who have never heard of this amazing program have a chance to review the past years here on Featured Photos. Ron Smith brought a special quality to the first event in 2005. Using hammer and chisel, Smith...
A Past Student Flourishes with GRSTC

A Past Student Flourishes with GRSTC

It is always nice to see a hand engraving artist flourish from the artistic training received at the GRS Training Center. Chien Cheng Chen of Taiwan attended a class both in 2005 and in 2009 to learn hand engraving. Starting with a Basic Metal Engraving course with...
Hand Engraving a William Henry

Hand Engraving a William Henry

Jake Newell of Emporia, Kansas, does engraving work for William Henry Studio. Newell’s knives feature luxurious gold and copper inlay mixed with crisp hand-engraved designs. Here are a few close-up photos of Jake’s work on a William Henry knife. He took...
We’re Part of Your Journey

We’re Part of Your Journey

If you haven’t seen the newly released 2012 Course Schedule, it is definitely worth a peek! Classes fill quickly, especially courses like Advanced Stone Setting and Drawing & Designing Scenes, so call 800-835-3519 today for details. And to top off the...
Scaling the Heights with Brights

Scaling the Heights with Brights

Diane Scalese has three different classes during the upcoming 2012 year of courses at the GRS Training Center, but they won’t last long. This piece by Diane shows off metal overlay skills similar to what she has taught in the past. In 2012, you can reach new...
The 2012 Learn Plate: Revealed!

The 2012 Learn Plate: Revealed!

The work of hand engraving artist Mitchell Lurth from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will go out to thousands of GRS Training Center students by way of the cover artwork for the new 2012 GRSTC Course Calendar (call 800-835-3519 or request one online). Mitchell studies hard to...
Draw, Draw, Draw…and Then Draw Some More

Draw, Draw, Draw…and Then Draw Some More

In the engraving world, what is more important than the actual engraving itself? The drawing process that results in that engraving is the most important part of the entire engraving. Without a strong foundation and lots of practice in drawing and designing, any...
Stone Setting and Engraving from Taiwan

Stone Setting and Engraving from Taiwan

Two and a half years ago, Kuan Ting Chen of Taiwan discovered GRS Tools. As a stone setter, he now has the capability to add hand engraving to his work. “It really changed my life,” says Kuan Ting, “And I discovered the beauty of hand...
What Jumped over the Moon?

What Jumped over the Moon?

A series of works is an easy and hard way to design. On one hand, you can choose the main element or focus of the series. On the other, you need to make each piece different and still unified throughout the series. One quick way to do this with engraving is to carve...
Sneak Peek: 2012 Learn Plate

Sneak Peek: 2012 Learn Plate

With the online release of the 2012 GRSTC Course Schedule just weeks away, the printed calendar will be going out in the mail soon as well. It’s been a GRSTC tradition over the past few years to feature the word “Learn” on our calendar. Cut by a hand...
Keeping the English in Line!

Keeping the English in Line!

English scroll is one of those traditional designs that work on a variety of workpieces. From firearms to jewelry, the English scroll is quite versatile. This bracelet by machinist and hobbyist engraver David Drake shows off a cool way to use English scroll on a piece...
Custom Jewelry Sets

Custom Jewelry Sets

How can a wedding set be both a comfort and a sight to behold at the same time? When it has custom hand engraving! This shining set was created by Todd Daniels in conjunction with Whitehouse Brothers fine jewelry company. As a jeweler and hand engraving artist,...
New Courses Are Coming! New Courses Are Coming!

New Courses Are Coming! New Courses Are Coming!

Is it really almost 2012? Whether the world is going to end or we’ve still got a few generations left to go, there is at least one exciting thing to look forward to: a new training schedule! The 2012 GRSTC Course Schedule will be released on Thursday, December...