Nike de Bellaigue’s 2015 AGM Report

Read Nike de Bellaigue’s 2015 AGM report that was held at the Art Workers Guild

View or download the report on AWG pdf

More information about the Stefan Knapp Collection and the Mid Wales Arts Centre can be found at

Jane Moore at The Barbican

Our member Jane Moore is showing at The Barbican until December 24th.

Craft & Design Awards 2016

We are now inviting applications from professional designer makers working in Britain or Ireland for Selected, our online gallery. A Standard page featuring images, contact details and some descriptive text is free of charge, whilst there is a small annual fee for a Premier page.

And everyone with a page on Selected is automatically entered for our 2016 Craft & Design Selected Maker Awards , where the top prize for our 2016 Selected Maker of the Year includes a front cover feature, a year’s promotion and a nice fat cheque for £1,000!

There are lots of other prizes too of course, with 6 Gold awards and 12 Silver awards being given. We’re closing for applications at the end of November, well ahead of the online vote opening on 1st January, so designer makers who would like to be considered for Selected and also have a chance to become our 2016 Selected Maker of the Year, should please submit their application before then.

AGM Meetings

5th March 2016 and 11th March 2017 at

The Art Workers Guild

6 Queen Square



Explorations in Enamel

Walford Mill, Dorset. 12th September – 31st October 2015.

An exhibition showcasing a selection of makers specialising in Enamel including Fiona Hesketh, Stacey Bentley, Kathryn Partington, Liana

Pattihis and Jane Moore.

Goldsmith’s Exhibition

Six of our members exhibited at Goldsmiths Fair recently.

Part One: 22 – 27 September 2015, Melanie Ankers (Kokkino), Scarlett Cohen French and Alex Raphael

Part Two: 29 September – 4 October 2015, Ruth Ball, Tamar de Vries Winter and Melissa Rigby

The Practice of Painting in Enamel

British Society member Gillie Hoye Byrom would like to share details of her e-book, e­-course and videos about enamel painting.

Vitreous enamel painting has been neglected over the years.  Now for the first  time there is a book on the subject.   Gillie Hoyte Byrom who has over 35  years experience, has written her treatise ­ “The Practice of Painting in  Enamel.”  She fully describes all the methods she was taught when she  trained in Barcelona in 1990, besides giving comprehensive instruction in  enamel painting techniques she has developed in creating miniatures to  commission. Read more


British Society of Enamellers exhibit in Northampton 4th October – 14 December 2014

This multi- award winning venue deserves a brief introduction since it attracts a large number of visitors and is situated in the recently designated Culture Quarter of Northampton. 78 Derngate was a small Georgian terrace house dramatically remodelled by the Glasgow designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916/17.

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Exhibition at Ravenstein Museum, Netherlands

1st July to 31st August 2015

The Museum voor Vlakglas- en Emaillekunst is celebrating its 10th anniversary and Jan Klink, the curator, is organising a year long celebration by arranging six special exhibitions of two months each. British enamellers have been invited to exhibit from 1st July. to 31st August.

The exhibition will be dedicated to the Dutch painter, Hieronymus Bosch and the exhibitions may be seen as an introduction to the year of Hieronymus Bosch which will be celebrated in the Netherlands in 2016. There will be an exhibition of work by Dutch enamellers in the main room of the museum at the same time.

All work submitted for consideration should have relation to or be inspired by the work of Hieronymous Bosch. For more information about his work, visit

For full information about submitting your work, please contact