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.

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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

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.

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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
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


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

Read our magazine

Here you can find occasional articles about makers, artists, exhibitions, techniques. We welcome articles and suggestions for articles from members. Visit the British Society of Enamellers online magazine

Looking back at the Heart of the Heat exhibition

Heart-of-the-Heat-Catalogue-webresTaking place in the beautiful atrium at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, the exhibition of enamels staged by the British Society of Enamellers and the Guild of Enamellers in Nov/ Dec 2014 was very well received. Find out more here



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