Gas Kiln: Flamefast LN1000 with 7kg butane gas cylinder
Exterior dimensions: height 42cm, width 28cm, depth 40cm (including handle)
Firing chamber dimensions: height 12.5cm, width 18cm, depth 17cm
Heats from room temperature to 1000o C in about 10 minutes
Good, clean interior
Ceramic edging by door opening slightly damaged (see photo)
Ignition button not working at present but easily lit with match or candle lighter.
Jenny Edge Masterclass DVD now available at £10 plus p&p
Conference 2017 will be at Newton Rigg Agricultural College near Penrith from Fri 7th to Sun 9th April.
Longer standing members will be well aware that prompt submission of conference applications improves your chance of getting your first choice of workshop. The Winter journal with full conference details and the application form will be arriving towards the end of December. If your post is unreliable, or you expect to be away from home then, details of the workshops and an application form will be available here on the Guild website from 28th December.
Processing of applications will begin on 30th December. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, if a workshop is oversubscribed on day one a ballot will be held. The Conference Secretary is prepared to accept e-mail notification of workshop choice, but to hold the place this must be backed up by a completed application form and payment within 10 days.
Full details will be with the application form.
Guild of Enamellers’ Bursary Award 2017
The Guild of Enamellers is delighted to announce Emily Higham as the 2017 winner of their annual Bursary Award. Emily, who recently graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing, was introduced to enamelling in the 2nd year of her degree programme and experimented with a variety of techniques before being drawn to the sgraffito technique. The Bursary Award will allow Emily to build on her enamelling and jewellery making skills whilst setting up her studio and further developing the “hive” theme.
The Guild is extremely grateful to joint sponsors The British Society of Enamellers, W G Ball Ltd, craft&design Magazine, Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours and Vitrum Signum for supporting the Bursary Award. The prize packages will encourage Emily and the runners-up (Hannah Duncan, Josefina Martinez and Leah Wadey) to further develop their enamelling skills and exploration of the medium within the supportive networks offered.
Both the Guild of Enamellers and the British Society of Enamellers will offer membership, support and networking opportunities to all the applicants as they pursue their enamelling journey.
Bursary applications for the 2018 Award will be available online (www.guildofenamellers.org) from April 2017.
W G Ball are in the process of creating a page on their website dedicated to showing all things enamelling. If any members of the guild would like to send them images of their work or videos, they would love to see them and put them onto the website.