We are delighted to announce that Jane Short has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours for services to the craft of enamelling. Unbeknownst to her, she had been nominated by the Heritage Crafts Association and although somewhat taken aback, she is really pleased that makers are being recognised.
There are only 22 workshop places left so anyone who hasn't already applied shouldn't wait too long. Cloisonne and Landscapes are already full.
Work by Melvyn Jennings will be on display at the "Nature in art" Museum and Art Gallery in Gloucester from November 24th - January 3rd 2016.
It is part of the Mind the gap Exhibition which contains a mix of media including enamels, stone, ceramic, wood and glass, both contempory and from years gone by.
A unique exhibition of inlay and craftsmanship. There is a £5.25 charge for the Museum which houses a collection of works from Picasso to David Sheppard spanning 1500 years in many media and including workshops and talks,
All dedicated to Nature in Art
For more details please click here: http://natureinart.org.uk/
Region 4 are holding an exhibition at the Willow Gallery, 56 Willow St Oswestry SY11 1AD from 2nd November 2015 until 16th January 2016.
For full details please click here: www.willowgalleryoswestry.org and here http://www.willowgalleryoswestry.org/guild-of-enamellers-region-4/
The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm and admission is free.
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.