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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.
Enamel Colour Tests
Written by Mark Morris
These are the set of enamel colours that I got from Milton Bridge's British Enamels set. It was quite a lot of work but worth doing. I've got an order for some cloisonné work and need some compatible non-painting colours. The top three rows are the transparent enamels and the bottom two rows the opaque.
The transparent enamels have been sieved to remove the finer particles and then washed to make them as clear as possible. The strips are done on silver since this reflects the light back through the enamel from behind. I've put a square (or whatever shape I happen to have cut out!) of gold foil at the bottom of the strip to see the difference when the enamel is on gold. Some of the reds come out a bit yellow when on top of silver but are nice and warm on the gold.
The opaque strips have copper as the metal base.
I should do two more rows for the opalescent colours, which will be from the fine particle transparent enamel. When the enamel grains are very small (less than 75 microns) then the vitrified enamel traps tiny air bubbles. The result is a semi-transparent, milky colour, quite useful in some applications!