Guild News

Hobbycrafts Show 2013

The Guild of Enamellers stand is all set up at the Hobbycrafts exhibition in Birmingham NEC.  Members of Region 4 will spend the next 4 days demonstrating to the public.  Call in and chat to us if you're there.

 

Thanks to Jill Leventon for the photo.

Too Hot to Handle

Fusion Open Day on 18th May: Too Hot to Handle

Members of Region 7 of The Guild of Enamellers will be demonstrating and discussing a range of techniques, with a special focus on those learned during tutorials at our recent Conference.

Visitors are invited to use simple enamelling techniques to produce work of their own in the form of a pendant necklace or keyring.

Venue: St Barnabas BP Hall, 69 Higher Drive, Purley, Surrey CR8 2HR

Date and time: Saturday 18th May, 10am to 4pm

Prometheus Copper Clay

ODAK Arts, Hobby and Crafts Ltd (www.proclays.com) have generously provided us with a number of sample packs containing 20g of their Prometheus copper clay and quantities of woodclay, moulding material and an instructional CD.

These are available free to Guild members if you fancy having a go and I will be bringing the packs to conference. Several guild members have already been trying the clay out with good results and are hoping to bring their pieces along to conference as well.

It can be fired conventionally, although ODAK recommend the carbon method where the piece is placed in activated carbon in a steel box. You will need a kiln with temperature control although torch firing is also possible.

If you aren't going to conference but would still like to obtain a pack, please let me know: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Trying to trace a maker

This drawing is of  three enamelled necklaces and earrings that were purchased at a craft stall at the London South Bank in the 1980's. The jewellery has been stolen and the owner would like to replace it. She realises there is little chance of having them replaced, but if anyone recognises the handy work or can put us in touch with the creator or someone who may be able to do similar, she would be very grateful.

If you have any information or ideas please contact the guild

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.