Guild News

New class with Tilly Wilkinson



Enamelling on Copper.


Hoylake Community Centre, Wirral CH47 3AG


Saturday 30th March 10am to 4pm


£75 (reduction on class fee to £60 or £50 if 5 or 6 places filled)

Maximum class size of 6 to allow for individual tuition.


Please email Tilly for full details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


British Silver Week 2013

Gordon Hamme has some space at Kensington Desire Faire 15-17 March that he can let enamellers have on a 30% commission basis. It will be in a demonstration area with engravers. Angus McFadyen will be doing demonstrations.
He will need the enamellers to attend and sell their work.

If interested please contact him before 1st February at: 

British Silver Week
30 Wyndham Street
London W1H 1ED
Tel: 01249 656230
Fax: 01249 651828

New courses running in 2013

Enamelling classes in North Yorkshire 2013 with Lynne Glazzard, Tilly Wilkinson, Joy Funnell and Anna Mazon.

 New classes with Ruth Ball in June in Birmingham

Classes with Jill Leventon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     07817517972

13th April       Westhope College, Craven Arms, Shropshire: Basic Cloisonne

20th April       English Bridge Workshops, Shrewsbury: Raku Firing

 11th May       Westhope College, Craven Arms, Shropshire: Raku Firing

18th May        English Bridge Workshops, Shrewsbury: Screen prints and other stencils

22nd June        English Bridge Workshops, Shrewsbury: Playing with Metal

6th & 7th July  Gleaning Study Centre, nr Minsterely, South Shropshire: The Art of Enamelling

17th – 19th July     Westhope College, Craven Arms, Shropshire: Copper and enamel for the garden

3rd August            English Bridge Workshops, Shrewsbury: Pot Luck!

5th October           Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms: Enamelling on copper  

The Button Project

Each artist may submit ONE button only for the display.
We are looking for a special, showcase button that demonstrates your art and skill.
You may wish to explore ideas of silk, Macclesfield, Metamorphosis (the Barnaby theme), heritage, skills, among others.  We are looking for something that will be different from the other buttons in the show.
The button can be up to 1.5 - 3 cm wide x 1.5 - 3 cm high x 3cm thickness and can be made from any reasonably durable and safe-to-handle material.  They don’t have to be round.
The button must be functional as a button.
The button must have a loop on the back or 2 or more holes in the button itself to enable it to be fixed to a backing cloth.


Who can take part?

The Button Project is open to artists, designers, makers and craftspeople. All buttons received by the date below will be exhibited.


A highly engaging display for press and public alike

The Buttons will make a stunning display. We already have promises of over 100, ranging from fabric and thread, plastics and wood, precious metals and glass.  The collective display will be to die for, and the individual buttons highly collectible.  Not to mention an engaging story for press and public alike.


Want to make more?

You may submit ONE button only for the display.  However, depending on your technique, some of you may find that it is more economical to make a set. You may submit up to three additional buttons as a set, to be sold separately. The price of each of these buttons must be the same as your single display button.



Deadline for receipt of expressions of interest: 4 March 2013 (but earlier if possible)

Delivery of Buttons to the Heritage Centre: 29 April - 4 May 2013

Deadline for receipt of photographs of buttons: 4 May 2013 (but don’t delay, send one as soon as you have it!)

Dates of show: 14 June – 8 August 2013

Opening event: Friday 14 June 6-9pm 2013

Collection of unsold work:  26-30 August 2013