Handmade at Kew

Handmade in Britain and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are pleased to announce the launch of a new international craft show, Handmade at Kew. Taking place in October 2015 this is an exciting new consumer event for Contemporary Crafts at the prestigious UNESCO world heritage site, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The show offers individual designers alongside groups, galleries and organisations an inspiring location to exhibit exquisite work of high quality, tradition and heritage to a discerning audience.

This unique collaboration between Handmade in Britain and Kew supported by CRAFTS Magazine draws on a wealth of event experience within the sector and an extended network of supporters, advisors and partnerships to deliver an exciting new addition to the craft calendar.We are inviting your organisation to apply to take a stand at the show.

Please do visit our website

The deadline for applications is 6pm on Thursday 30th April 2015.


As an organisation with an interest in contemporary crafts we would like to introduce SITselect to you and a new initiative that we are launching in October 2015.

SITselect is an established and highly acclaimed arts organisation based in Stroud in The Cotswolds and we organise year round events that attract visitors to the region from all over the UK, supporting and profiling artists nationally and internationally. We love everything to do with contemporary crafts and the applied arts and we like to inspire surprise and excite audiences through showcasing the very best work from applied artists, makers, designers

The Select Showcase is a new 3 day event in our annual calendar. The Select Showcase will be an inspiring three days, showcasing the best in British contemporary craft and design, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere in the heart of the Cotswolds. Part of this major new event will be exhibitor stands where designer makers can exhibit and sell work, meet future clients. In addition there will be talks, demonstrations, workshops, bookshop and book signings and our renowned conference.

To find out more and register for the showcase please go to sitselect/showcase

Closing date for applications is April 30 2015.

If you feel passionately about making and fine craft then SITselect is for you. We would love you to join our creative network of designers, artists and craftsmen.

To find out more about us click on the link to our website here; www.sitselect.org

or if you would simply like to sign up for our newsletter please click here  sitselect.org newsletter

Many Thanks

Sarah Condie, SITselect Showcase, sarah@sitselect.org

Creative Kreis International 2015

You are invited to participate in Creative Kreis International Exhibition in Florence Italy from 22 may until 28 may 2015 from Mary Mulder president of Creativ Kreis International which was founded by Gertrude Rittman-Fischer in Germany in the 60’s.

CKI Members fill in the form to participate in this very important and special CKI-exhibition in Florence, we already have contact with EMA REIZEN. Members of CKI and Friends (non members) are invited to take a bus journey from the Netherlands Valkenswaard via Germany to Florence from 22 may until 28 may.

For further information contact: info@cki-marymulder.com

Link to application forms and more info as downloads

Enamel At 78 Dec 2014 exhibition

Work for our forthcoming exhibition is coming in – really beautiful pieces. The gallery is at 78 Derngate,  an exciting venue, winner of the 2009 Excellence Award for Best Small Visitor Centre and incorporating the Charles Rennie Mackintosh House. Enamel At 78 will include a range of enameling styles and techniques, including contemporary jewellery and spoons, handsome copper bowls and small beautiful wall panels. Bought pieces can be taken away, to be replaced with another example of the artist’s work.

The exhibition opened on Friday Oct 3 –  and will close Dec 23rd www.78derngate.org.uk

Guild of Enamellers’ Bursary Award 2015

The British Society of Enamellers is pleased to be one of the sponsors of the annual bursary awarded by our sister organization, the Guild of Enamellers. The bursary encourages new enamellers who show talent and innovation in their work and a commitment to including enamelling in their professional practice. This year’s bursary attracted a large number of applicants, all of whom will benefit from a year’s membership of both organizations.

There was a very high standard of work, many candidates having developed their own methods and techniques, and it was heartening to find that many colleges are now introducing enamelling to their students with particularly strong entries from some of the Scottish colleges. After much discussion, the bursary was awarded to Josephine Conkie, for her ability to use traditional enamelling techniques in an experimental, creative and contemporary way. Four runners-up were also selected: Galit Barak, Kathryn Partington, Katie Petrie and Maria Torres who all showed innovation and determination to continue to develop the use of enamel in their work.

For more information, please visit


The Young Designer Silversmith Competition has now ceased and in its place Funded Master Craftsmen Internships are now available to selected students and career silversmiths.
Dates Ongoing
Prize A funded internship with a relevant Master Craftsperson.
How to apply Please contact the Curator’s department at the Goldsmiths’ Company for a brochure about Master Craftsmen Hosted Workshops and how to apply. For further information visit the Goldsmiths’ Company website Curator & Collections section.

Call for applications: 2015 Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition

Application Acceptance Period: February 9th 2015 – February 22nd 2015
Please e-mail the Entry form to goldmuseum1104@gmail.com
Categories: Jewelry and Objects

Each category has Gold Prize, Silver Prize, Bronze Prize, Quality Award, Merit Award and Finalist Award. Total prizes reach to 29,000 USD.

To access the entry form and more information Google 2015 Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition and download the entry form.

28th International Cloisonne Jewelry Contest

The  Japan Shippo Conference, NPO. Juried Exhibition 2015

The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo April 8-14th 2015

Details from Penny Gildea on request pengildea@gmail.com


2015 Exhibition in the Netherlands

This wonderful museum in Ravenstein, Netherlands is all about enamel. Watch out for the exhibition of British Enameller’s work there next year. Visit the Revenstein Museum website

Make something special for your garden for autumn

Join Jill Leventon and learn how to Enamel for the Garden 

Jill Leventon - make something for your garden Saturday 6th September // 10.00am – 4.00pm // Westhope Craft College, Shropshire // £45

Make flowers, wind chimes and other decorative items. Jill will show you how to cut and form thin copper and use liquid enamels to add colour if you wish. Jill is a member of The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft.

Click here for full details about the event and to book a place