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


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

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.

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.

Read more…

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