The British Society of Enamellers AGM

The British Society of Enamellers AGM approaches!

10th March 2018 at the Artworkers Guild, Queen Square London.

Members, we look forward to your attendance at this year’s AGM. It is a great opportunity to meet other members and to participate in the running of the Society. We welcome all those who wish to volunteer within the organisation and committee.

If you would like to take up a more active role please email us at

Guild of Enamellers’ Bursary Award

As one of the proud sponsors of the Guild of Enamellers’ Bursary Award 2018, we are excited to announce Yasmin Belkhaya as this year’s winner along with runners up Leanne McCormack and Mahroz Hekmati.

The award aims to support the progression of enamellers at the start of their career, and extends memberships to the guild and the society as well as providing opportunities to develop technique and network within the field.

Read more about Yasmin Belkhaya and her work in the current issue of
Craft & Design magazine.

Members’ Bulletin

The latest copy of our January 2018 bulletin can now be found in the Members Area.

Contributions always welcome just email

Enamel Today

Call for entries!

Enamel Today – April 21st – July 1st 2018

This will be a selling exhibition and will take place at the well known 78 Derngate in Northampton – a terraced Georgian house famously remodelled by Charles Rennie Macintosh, now a vibrant cultural centre and gallery.  Following the success and positive response to Enamoured, we are certain that this exhibition will generate attention and more similar opportunities for Society Members in the future.

There will be more details to follow, but right now the BSOE committee needs an expression of interest from Members who would like to be involved.

Deadline for registering your interest : December 1st 2017

Handmade Oxford

18 – 20 May 2018

Deadline for applications: Thursday 30 November


We would like to welcome you to the first edition of Handmade Oxford, the contemporary crafts & design fair at the elegant and historic Oxford Town Hall. The event will take place from Friday 18 May to Sunday 20 May 2018, with a private view evening reception on Thursday 17 May.

For the past decade, Handmade in Britain’s shows have become the top contemporary craft selling events for designer makers in UK. This three day showcase sees the industry’s biggest talents exhibiting alongside new graduates and emerging designer-makers. With innovative design alongside truly exceptional craftsmanship, visitors are treated to a unique event, set to the beautiful backdrop of Oxford Town Hall. The Town Hall is located at the heart of Oxford. It is a centre of local government in the city and also houses the Museum of Oxford.

The event targets and appeals to an informed and highly motivated audience of local and UK consumers, collectors and aficionados as well as a select audience of professionals; including those who represent corporate and public sector buyers. The consumer audience includes local residents; tourists; shoppers and craft/design collectors. Selected press, trade buyers, media and VIPs are also invited to attend.

Handmade Oxford 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 application pack for more details and apply online at

WG Ball Discount

WG Ball Discount For BSoE Members

The fantastic team at WG Ball are now offering all members of the BSoE a 10% discount on all Jewellery Enamels, Wet Process Enamels (Powder and liquid) and leadfree painting colours.
Members! Please head to the members area on the website to access the discount code.

The Guild of Enamellers 2018 Bursary Award

Applications are invited for The Guild of Enamellers 2018 Bursary Award.  This prestigious award, which is now attracting record numbers of applicants, has a prize fund worth more than £1000 and is a wonderful opportunity for new enamellers to showcase their enamelling skills.

Deadline for applications is 31st July 2017.  All applications are made digitally through the Guild of Enamellers’ website, where full details, and terms and conditions are available.

Please forward this information to any colleagues/students/enamellers who may be interested in applying.

Due to the generosity of our sponsors, the Award winner will have a free place at the Guild of Enamellers Conference in April 2018 (sponsored by WG Ball Ltd.) with the opportunity to exhibit their work and enter for a range of awards. The prize fund also includes free editorial and promotion in craft&design online and the Guild’s journal and website; tools & equipment from Vitrum Signum and Proops Bros. Ltd; membership of both the Guild and the British Society of Enamellers; sample enamel sets courtesy of Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours Ltd; access to the extensive Guild library and a set of Guild teaching DVDs.  The award is worth in excess of £1,000.

We are grateful to craft&design online, WG Ball Ltd (enamel manufacturer & suppliers), Vitrum Signum (enamel suppliers), Proops Bros. Ltd (tools supplier), Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours Ltd (enamel manufacturers) and The British Society of Enamellers for sponsoring the 2018 award.  Their sponsorshipis pivotal in allowing the Guild to support up and coming enamellers and ensuring that young enamellers are nurtured and promoted in this challenging and demanding medium.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Bursary Secretary:

Julie Rattray

Enamoured tour concludes.

The fantastic exhibition ends 30th April.
Be sure to visit the show in its final days at
the Mid Wales Art Centre.

Tamar De Vries Winter - For Safe Keeping

Tamar De Vries Winter – For Safe Keeping

Opening Hours
Thursday to Sunday 10am – 4pm

Mid Wales Arts Centre
SY17 5SB

Handmade Edinburgh

Applications for HANDMADE EDINBURGH 2017
are invited any time before 28th April 2017

From October 27–29 2017 and following the success of our first year in Scotland, Handmade Edinburgh will be returning to The Hub in the Royal Mile, Edinburgh!

Visit Handmade in Britain to apply.


De Vroomen: Harmony in Colour and Form

A celebration of five decades of artistic collaboration between
Leo and Ginnie de Vroomen.

12 April, 2017 – 26 July, 2017
Open Monday – Wednesday, 10am – 4pm

The showcase brings together over 100 pieces of De Vroomen jewels, sketches reflecting the creative process, as well as Ginnie’s vivid paintings inspired by nature and the urban landscape. Bold, sophisticated jewellery with flowing lines is placed in conversation with polychromatic abstract art.

 De Vroomen is well known for its bold use of enamel and was at the forefront of its revival in fine jewellery. Consequently, colourful bangles, earclips, necklaces and rings offer insight into its distinctive style, one that ‘isn’t influenced by the vagaries of fashion’.

For further information on this event go to The Goldsmiths’ Company website.