Enamoured News Update

Enamoured is now being hosted at the Birmingham Assay Office as the first exhibition to be held at their new facility in Birmingham’s Jewellery quarter.

We have four open days where you may book a free ticket to view the exhibition

10th and 17th January.

Free entry. Booking required.

For more information, contact details and booking click here.

Enamoured will be here until 3rd February. We are planning some events, please see our Facebook page.

 

The tour will then continue to:

Butcher Works Gallery, Academy of Makers, Ruskin Freeman College, Sheffield
Open 14th February – 10th March
and
Mid Wales Arts Centre
Open 19th March – 30th April 2017

 

Viewing is also available by prior appointment Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. To make appointments and for groups and students please contact enamoured@enamellers.org

Assay Office Birmingham
Icknield Street
Birmingham
B18 6RZ

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From Fulham to Faberge

From Fulham to Faberge by Phil Barnes of the British Society of Enamellers, part of the Enamoured season.

Tickets £5

Master Enameller Phil Barnes tells the story of the Barnes workshop from 1926 onwards.

Fred Barnes started in the trade aged 14 and became one of the leading enamellers of the 20th Century. His apprentice Phil will show the work produced by father and son over the last 90 years. A fascinating insight into trade and artist enamelling.

Tue 29 November 2016 15:30 – 17:00 GMT

Booking essential, buy tickets here

Assay Office Birmingham

Icknield Street

Birmingham

B18 6RZ

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Purchase our publications

You can now purchase both our current exhibition catalogue ‘Enamoured’ and also our previous publication ‘The Heart of the Heat’ online.

Each is an elegantly curated representation of our exhibitions on paper, showing a diverse range of styles and techniques.

Buy here

 

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

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

pengildea@gmail.com

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!

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 www.midwalesarts.co.uk