Hi, my name’s John.
I’m a freelance engraver established here in Manchester since 1978.
Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of engraving many items of jewellery and glassware, but to this day, the most important piece of work is always the one being currently engraved.
No two days are ever the same. The items inscribed here at the Royal Exchange are as varied as the occasions they celebrate.
There’s a few examples of hand and machine engraving on this video to give you a general idea.
View more examples on our Instagram.