Enamoured Exhibition Details


a major exhibition of contemporary techniques in glass on metal from the British Society of Enamellers.

Opens 10th October at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, London.

Education programme events: Wednesdays 19th & 26th October, 2nd November.

From fine enamel on precious metals in traditional techniques such as basse-taille, champlevé and cloisonné, to experimental wet-process on copper and steel, via high-firing, sgraffito, stencilling and decals, this exhibition will show the wide range of styles in current practice from over 50 artists. Industrial large panels, car badges, regalia and medals from commercial companies contrast with sculptures, exquisite miniature paintings, jewellery and wall panels.

The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London 12th October –18th November, Monday – Friday 9am to 6pm, free admission.



September 16th–17th, professional development course for college tutors & technicians, taught by Sheila McDonald & Elizabeth Turrell

Weds 19 October 6.00 – 8.00pm Jane Short & Elizabeth Campbell in conversation

Weds 26th October 2.00 – 4.30 Guerrilla Enamelling – easy techniques to get started, with films, talks & test pieces, with Jill Leventon

Weds 2 November 1.30 – 3.00pm Curator’s talk & handling session with Ruth Rushby & Penny Gildea

Tickets via the Goldsmiths’ Centre: www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/

Enamoured will tour to Assay Office, Birmingham, 28th November to 3rd February 2017

Entry free, by appointment only 1 Moreton Street, Birmingham B1 3AX assayofficebirmingham.co.uk

Education programme to be announced

Academy of Makers, Sheffield 16th February to 10th March 2017

Butcher Works Gallery, 72 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NS

academyofmakers.co.uk Monday – Saturday, 10.00am to 3.00pm, free entry Mid-Wales Arts Centre April to June

Enquiries: enamoured@enamellers.org


Call out to exhibit at TOPDRAWER|CRAFT 15-17 JAN 2017

Be part of the beautifully curated world of Craft at Top Drawer, featuring a selection of handmade products from the finest contemporary makers. London’s international event for creative retailers from across the UK and beyond.

DEADLINE 20th Sept

Information PDF

SS17 Craft Call for Entries

Naomi Nevill honoured with an enamelling scholarship

Jewellery designer/maker and enameller Naomi Nevill has been honoured with an enamelling scholarship by the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, one of only 350 scholarships in the history of the trust.

QEST was created in 1990 in honour of the Queen Mother on her 90 th  birthday, this year on The Queens 90th  birthday she became patron of the Trust which funds training of the most innovative, talented and dedicated British craftspeople, specialising in many creative fields from stone carving to coach building and of course enamelling.

The scholarship will allow Naomi to visit and be taught by some of the best enamellers in the country, Phil Barnes is offering a long term training program and both Fred Rich and Jane short are helping with the training.

The scholarship winners were invited to the Royal Warrant Holder Association’s annual luncheon, to exhibit a range of work and be awarded their certificates. Naomi spoke with many people on the day including well-known enameller and QEST judge Fiona Rae, Jewellery designer Steven Webster and the team sponsoring her Dengie Crops.

Naomi says she hopes that this training will allow her to eventually become a master enameller, making unusual vibrant pieces and teaching others this extraordinary art.

Handmade Edinburgh

Handmade in Britain (Edinburgh)

Handmade Edinburgh is a three day selling event and will take place at The Hub from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th October 2016 (Private View evening on Thursday 27th October 2016). Handmade Edinburgh sets very high standards, representing the finest contemporary craft makers from Scotland and beyond. Selected by an experienced team, Handmade Edinburgh is open to makers & artists resident in the UK working to the highest level in ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal, wood, stone, mixed media, leather, furniture, paper, prints, fashion and sculpture. Makers don’t need to live in Scotland or be Scottish to take part in the event, although we would like to encourage applications from makers in Scotland.

Stands start from as little as £400+vat and will be allocated on an ongoing basis so we encourage makers to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Apply here: handmadeinbritain.co.uk/edinburgh or download an application pack here. The final deadline for applications is 31 May 2016.

Enamoured 2016

The funding has been received for Enamoured 2016.
This prestigious  exhibition will open on 11th October 2016 at the Goldsmiths Centre, London then travelling on to Birmingham and beyond.
Deadline to enter is 30th June

Apply for Handmade at Kew

Call for applications! – DEADLINE APPROACHING! (apply online here)

Handmade at Kew

6 – 9 October 2016

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Handmade in Britain and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are excited to announce the second year of the international craft event, Handmade at Kew.

Taking place from Thursday 6th October to Sunday 9th October 2016, this exciting consumer event is set to become the leading international showcase for contemporary crafts.

Handmade at Kew welcomes applications from individual makers, groups and galleries of contemporary craft working in the following disciplines: furniture, metal, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, woodwork, paper and sculpture.

Please see the information pack here for more details and apply online via the website. The deadline for applications is 6pm on Thursday 31st March 2016.

Apply online now: handmadeinbritain.co.uk/kew

Painting on Metal

Painting on Metal – approaches to mural making with Edward Heath.
This two day course will take place at the Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws
For more information, go to www.midwalesarts.co.uk

Opportunity to exhibit and demonstrate

Opportunity to exhibit and demonstrate at www.salisburycraftfestival.org

We have a fantastic programme with plenty of opportunities to explore, create and buy over the three days. Within the festival grounds there are Makers’ Marquees hosting over 100 top UK contemporary craftspeople showing and selling their work. We also have 20+ heritage craftspeople demonstrating their skills, many giving you the opportunity to have a go and create something for yourself. (taken from the festival website)

Download the application details (opens as pdf)

50th International Exhibition of Japan Enamelling Artist Association

50th International Exhibition of Japan Enamelling Artist Association

Art Museum Tokyo

July 23 – 31 2016

If any member would like to enter some work to this event please ask for details from Penny Gildea


Jane Short MBE Honour

Jane Short 1 jpegJane short has been awarded an MBE in the New Years honours. She has been nominated by the Heritage Craft Association for services to the craft of enamelling.

The British Society of Enamellers would like to say massive Congratulations to Jane, it’s fantastic to see that makers are being recognised for such exquisite and stunning work!