Guild News

All the Fun of the Fair

Time to get all your brightest enamels out and start working on your piece for the themed exhibition at this year's conference "All the fun of the fair"


New Classes for the New Year

Classes at Westhope College, Craven Arms

19th January                          High and low firing
16th February                        Using all sorts of stencils
9th March                              Decoration media, including wire inlay, gold and silver foil and leaf
13th April                               Cloisonné – laying wires and wet laying enamel – suitable for working on silver
11th May                               Raku firing


Westhope Certificate Course starts 7th January, alternate Mondays during term time

For more information, contact the college:     01584 861 293

Classes at English Bridge Workshop, Shrewsbury

26th January                         Back to basics. Get to know and understand enamels better
9th February                        Metal forming
23rd March                           Cloisonne
20th April                              Etching
18th May                               Stencils

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David Alexander-Smith

David Alexander-Smith

The Funeral is Friday 16th November, 12.00 at City of London Crematorium

Many of us were aware that David, of Diatherm Vitrum Signum, was very ill and it was with great sadness that we learned of his death on 23rd October.

Together with his wife, Mo and daughter Rebecca he has been running Diatherm Vitrum Signum for many years and he has cheerfully given a great deal of time to helping the Guild in many ways. His expertise was mainly concerned with kilns, while Mo and Rebecca dealt with the enamelling side of the business.

We were so sorry that he was not well enough to join us as a guest, together with Mo, at our Conference last April. He was kind enough to do the electrical safety tests on our kilns at recent Conferences and he and Mo have always given a warm welcome to members visiting the works in North Chingford

I remember the first time I met them when they visited the Guild stand at a Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC. They were very modest and unassuming about their knowledge in the field of enamelling, but in spite to this they have managed to give enormous support and help to members of the Guild in many different ways.

We have all felt great sympathy for David in his sufferings as well as for the rest of his family and it was good to hear that they were with him when he died. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mo and the rest of the family in their loss and will all do our best to support them in the future.

Lesley Miller

Looking back on the Whitby Exhibition, Summer 2012



We have lost the original articles about Whitby that appeared here. But there's still lots about it on the Guild's facebook page (go down the timeline to July and August)!/pages/Guild-of-Enamellers/119453861450309


Also we still have the gallery of pictures taken when we were setting up and of the first night view