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17th May until 31st August
The Japanese enamels in this exhibition are from the V&A, and will be shown with loans from collections within the north east, and objects from Durham University’s Heritage Collections, to present a complete picture of one of Japan’s most exquisite art forms.
Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, with generous support from Edwin Davies, CBE.
Left: Vase, Nagoya, mark of the Ando Company, c.1912-26, Cloisonné enamel, V&A: FE.48:1-2011
Gift of Edwin Davies
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Beryl Ball, who was a member of the Guild of Enamellers for quite some years is having an exhibition to celebrate her 90th birthday and would very much like to invite local enamellers to it.
The Exhibition is at The Hayloft Gallery, Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol
Saturday-Sunday, 12-13 July 2014, 10am-7pm
She will be showing enamels, paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewellery, and manuscripts in order to give an idea of what she has worked on in her long, busy, questing, life.
Many congratulations to all our award winners who are as follows:
CGE: Frank Street, Mark Morris, Caroline Tetley, Lynette Williams.
ACGE: Michelle Griffiths, Ann Jones.
Maureen Carswell Award (top mark for Craftsman): Caroline Tetley
Hans Theilade (for new enamellers): Lynette Williams. (Highly commended: Ann Jones)
Fred Barnes Memorial Trophy (Champleve or Basse Taille): Charlotte Smith. (Highly commended: Frank Street)
Kenneth Benton Award (for innovation & originality): Gill Harkness
Peter Wolfe Cloisonné Cup: Melvyn Jennings. (Highly commended: Caroline Tetley)
The Painting Award (using vitreous onglaze pigments): Carmen Lombardi. (Highly commended: Susan Davies)
The Rachel Gogerly Memorial Award (for best finish): Carmen Lombardi
The Chairmans’ Rose Bowl: Tilly Wilkinson
Enameller Elect (the May Yarker Award by Members’ vote): Gill Harkness
Themed Subject (Communication): Jane Sheppard
Judith Harris Young Enamellers Awards
Under 18 - Michael Cartwright
Under 16 - Emily Williams. (Highly commended: Xanthe Spence)
Under 11 - Charlotte Ball
Online tickets for Practical Classes will be available from the Art in Action website until 7th July 2014.
The Practical Classes Teachers are all artists or art teachers. They have a joint display in the Teachers Exhibition Tent and most of the works are for sale. It's a wonderful opportunity to see a wide variety of art created to a very high standard.
It is essential when you enter your class that you hand in your ticket or e-ticket to the class teacher or their assistant.
Find a Practical Class :
Practical Class - Jewellery and Enamelling
- 'Art Deco Style' in enamel (16+) — The Guild of Enamellers
- Copper Enamelling (8 — 17)
- Drawing with Wire (16+) — The Guild of Enamellers
- Enamel Techniques using Overglaze Colours (16+) — The Guild of Enamellers
- Enamelling with Riso Screens (16+) — The Guild of Enamellers
- Liquid Enamels with Stencils & Sgraffito (16+) — The Guild of Enamellers
- Natural Pattern in Enamelling (16+) — The Guild of Enamellers
PLEASE NOTE: The private view is now on Thursday 2nd October and NOT Friday as stated in the journal.
(view of opening night at our last Pannett exhibition 2012)
This is one of the display cases, showing how it will be hung in the gallery. The case is A2 paper size ie approx 60x40cm and approx 4.5cm deep.