Guild News

The Seven Treasures: Japanese Enamels from the V & A

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 90th Birthday Retrospective Exhibition

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.

If you'd like to attend please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








Guild Awards and Selection 2014

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


For pictures:



Art in Action 2014

Practical Classes

Online tickets for Practical Classes will be available from the Art in Action website until 7th July 2014. 


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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.

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Practical Class - Jewellery and Enamelling



Pannett Exhibition 2014


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)


We are due to hold an exhibition at the Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby from 3rd October 2014 to 16th November 2014.

Applications by email with JPEG photos attached, send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications should be made now and close on 31st August.

Selection will take place during the first week in September and applicants will be notified by email.

There will be a fee of £10 per person. A cheque for £10 payable to the Guild of Enamellers should be included in your parcel when sending the work.   Work must be posted to Lynne Glazzard, Holly Barn, Glaisdale, Whitby, YO21 2QA to arrive between 15th and 25th September 2014. This will enable us to number and list it ready for hanging. The work will not be insured for the period that it is held in Lynne's studio but will be covered by the gallery insurance during the actual exhibition. If you are concerned about this then please arrange your own insurance cover.  

We have acquired a number of lockable display cases for the display of jewellery.

This is a selling exhibition and, as of April 2014, the gallery commission is 35%

If anyone needs help with the email application or photography then please ask your Regional Representative or one of the Executive Committee.

The hanging will take place 30th September to 2nd October 2014 with a private view on Thursday 2nd October 2014.   The exhibition closes on Sunday 16th November with Dismantling 17th November 2014. The work will be returned to Lynne's studio and arrangements made to return it via regional reps, as happened last time.




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.