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22. David Peace, glass engraver. Photo: James Bunn/Canon EOS650/Fuji Sensia 100
David, who lives in Hemingford Abbots, qualified as an architect and began glass engraving in 1935, developing the themes of lettering and heraldry that have characterised his work. He has produced exquisite decorative and presentation glass and large-scale architectural engravings notably in windows, screens and doors in colleges, churches and cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey. He likes using a Victorian-style foot-treadle dentist's drill for what he calls his 'scratching'. Examples of his work are to be found in public collections in the UK and the United States. David became the first chairman of the Guild of Glass Engravers in 1975. He was awarded an MBE in 1977 for his work in environmental conservation.

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