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International Enamel Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

The 2016 workshop programme may be of interest to members. It's a super place, with big kilns and they make their own enamels.

Maureen Carswell has details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The studio website (English version) is at :



2017 Bursary Award DEADLINE 31 JULY



Final Call for Applications: Closing Date 31st July

Call for applications

The Guild of Enamellers’ 2017 Bursary Award is now open for applications. This prestigious award strives to encourage, support and develop the skills of the next generation of enamellers, and thus exert a progressive influence on standards of workmanship and design in enamelling.  The Award (worth over £1000) will allow new enamellers to further develop their enamelling skills and exploration of the medium within the supportive networks offered by the generous sponsorship package.

The Guild is extremely grateful to joint sponsors The British Society of Enamellers, W G Ball Ltd, craft&design Magazine, Vitrum Signum and Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours Limited for supporting the Award.  Sponsorship benefits include conference, workshop and masterclass attendance, printed and digital resources, Guild teaching DVDs, free editorial and promotion in craft&design Magazine, a year’s subscription to craft&design, one to one business mentoring, sample enamel sets, enamel equipment and supplies vouchers and one year’s membership of both the Guild of Enamellers and the British Society of Enamellers.

Digital applications can be submitted via the website HERE with a closing date for applications of 31st July 2016.   Full details, terms and conditions are also available here on the bursary pages. For any further information contact the Bursary Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Julie Rattray

Bursary Secretary

Awards and Selection Results 2016 Reaseheath College

Selection: Associate

  1. Noreen Buckley
  2. Maggie Cundy

Selection: Craftsman

  1. Julie Rattray
  2. Carole Lockwood

Maureen Carswell Award:

Julie Rattray

Hans Theilade Memorial Bowl:

Claire Weller 

Fred Barnes Trophy:

Frank Street

Kenneth Benton Award:

Winner – Ulla Dalsgaard Graversen

Highly Commended – Natasha Burns (new member)

Peter Wolfe Cloisonne Cup:

Winner – Linda Connelly

Highly Commended – Tilly Wilkinson

The Painting Award:

Marion Edwards

The Rachel Gogerly Memorial Award:

Tamizan Savill

Highly commended - Jennifer Gillam

The Chairman’s Rose Bowl:

Ann Jones

Enameller Elect:

Frank Street

Themed Exhibition:

 Caroline Tetley

Judith Harris Young People’s Award:

Under 16:  Winner -Charlotte Ball          Highly commended – Meghon Bainbridge 

Under 11: Winner Daniel Ball                Highly commended – Teddy Bainbridge 



10% discount at HS Walsh

H S Walsh and Sons Ltd are offering a 10% dicount to members. Just use the code in online orders or mention it when ordering by post or phone.


The code may be found by clicking here (you will have to log in first as it is members only).



Painting on metal at Mid Wales Arts

A 2 day workshop 'Painting on Metal' - Approaches to Mural Making with Edward Heath at the Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th April 2016. Home to the permanent collection of enamellist Stefan Knapp, in the heart of Mid Wales.


Edward Heath was Head of Enamelling at Kingston School of Art for many years. He was a principal assistant to Stefan Knapp and worked closely with him on many of the world's largest enamel murals. Edward has exhibited Internationally for many years. He has also worked in the commercial world, running a design company in London. His signature piece the pagoda on the banks of the Thames by the House of Lords, is testament to his skill and place in the world of enamelling.

This two day course, suitable for all abilities will give participants the chance to learn about the process of applying vitreous enamel onto a flat steel plate, ‘scraffito’ – drawing, design and shape-making before the firing process. This process can be repeated continuously to strengthen the initial image or to ‘float’ and create a mirage of shapes and line drawings on top of the existing picture. This is a truly unique form of creativity, where you will have the chance to begin to make a mural completely of your own design.

Cost :£160 to include tea, coffee and lunch, enamels used by the group and test pieces of ground-coated steel. Available from MWA: larger pieces of ground-coated steel (25cm x 25cm) at cost. Participants are advised to bring apron/overall, sketches and designs, small glass/plastic containers to contain wet enamel and any favourite tools you may already have.

To book, please visit the Mid Wales Arts Centre website and download a booking form.