Applications are invited for The Guild of Enamellers 2018 Bursary Award. This prestigious award, which is now attracting record numbers of applicants, has a prize fund worth more than £1000 and is a wonderful opportunity for new enamellers to showcase their enamelling skills.
Deadline for applications is 31st July 2017. All applications are made digitally through the Guild of Enamellers’ website, where full details, and terms and conditions are available.
Please forward this information to any colleagues/students/enamellers who may be interested in applying.
Due to the generosity of our sponsors, the Award winner will have a free place at the Guild of Enamellers Conference in April 2018 (sponsored by WG Ball Ltd.) with the opportunity to exhibit their work and enter for a range of awards. The prize fund also includes free editorial and promotion in craft&design online and the Guild’s journal and website; tools & equipment from Vitrum Signum and Proops Bros. Ltd; membership of both the Guild and the British Society of Enamellers; sample enamel sets courtesy of Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours Ltd; access to the extensive Guild library and a set of Guild teaching DVDs. The award is worth in excess of £1,000.
We are grateful to craft&design online, WG Ball Ltd (enamel manufacturer & suppliers), Vitrum Signum (enamel suppliers), Proops Bros. Ltd (tools supplier), Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours Ltd (enamel manufacturers) and The British Society of Enamellers for sponsoring the 2018 award. Their sponsorshipis pivotal in allowing the Guild to support up and coming enamellers and ensuring that young enamellers are nurtured and promoted in this challenging and demanding medium.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Bursary Secretary:
The fantastic exhibition ends 30th April.
Be sure to visit the show in its final days at
the Mid Wales Art Centre.
Thursday to Sunday 10am – 4pm
Mid Wales Arts Centre
Applications for HANDMADE EDINBURGH 2017
are invited any time before 28th April 2017
From October 27–29 2017 and following the success of our first year in Scotland, Handmade Edinburgh will be returning to The Hub in the Royal Mile, Edinburgh!
Visit Handmade in Britain to apply.
A celebration of five decades of artistic collaboration between
Leo and Ginnie de Vroomen.
12 April, 2017 – 26 July, 2017
Open Monday – Wednesday, 10am – 4pm
The showcase brings together over 100 pieces of De Vroomen jewels, sketches reflecting the creative process, as well as Ginnie’s vivid paintings inspired by nature and the urban landscape. Bold, sophisticated jewellery with flowing lines is placed in conversation with polychromatic abstract art.
De Vroomen is well known for its bold use of enamel and was at the forefront of its revival in fine jewellery. Consequently, colourful bangles, earclips, necklaces and rings offer insight into its distinctive style, one that ‘isn’t influenced by the vagaries of fashion’.
For further information on this event go to The Goldsmiths’ Company website.
Tuesday 28th Mar 2017 10am
Workshop charge: £50 per person – includes basic materials and equipment.
(10% discount for multiples bookings available)
Contact: email@example.com – to request a booking form.
Maureen Carswell is a member of the British Society of Enamellers. She specialises in working on thin copper foil that enables delicate individual forms to be made from the simplest bowl shape through pleated, folded pieces, right through to ‘fantasy’ pieces. We will use liquid enamel and liquid flux, which can be used as an agent to hold sifted enamel. Sgraffito in liquid enamels can also be used in the decorative process and this will be included. There will be an opportunity to try other forms of decoration, such as decals, gold and silver foils etc and experiment with torch firing can be included. Bring any drawings, ideas and photographs you may have.
Book Jill Leventon’s course as well and receive a 10% discount.
Accommodation available. Refreshments and healthy lunch available £7.50.
Deadline for applications: Friday 31st March
This four-day international contemporary craft event offers you the opportunity to meet and buy directly from over 200 extraordinary designer-makers working across all disciplines including: ceramics, jewellery, fashion and textiles, glass, paper, furniture, metalwork, sculpture and interior accessories.
It’s a really special chance to invest in beautiful, unique products at a show where you can buy, browse and commission directly from the maker; unearthing the stories, inspirations and processes behind the exquisite work of some of the world’s most talented craftspeople. Most of the work on show can’t be found on the high street so it really is a one-off opportunity to shop for unique products and gifts in very picturesque setting.