Phil Barnes Tribute Day

Marion Edwards

On Saturday 2nd October 2021 the Guild held an online events day dedicated to the memory of Phil Barnes who died in May 2019.

Phil was a master engraver, a wonderful enameller, designer and craftsman; he won many awards including the Jacques Cartier Memorial Award. Phil was a motivational teacher, a loyal friend and possessed a great sense of humour. He was a much loved and cherished member of the Guild. Phil was an inspiration to us all and is one of our greatest treasures.

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The Dunwich Bowl

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to make the day such a great success. In order of appearance; Linda Barnes, Phil’s wife and our guest of honour for the day; Harry Forster Stringer, Jean Wilkinson, Keith Seldon, Jane Short, Gillie Hoyte Byrom, Marek Kropielnicki, Fred Rich, Gordon Hamme, Sarah Wilson, Tom Lundsten, Ruth Ball, Sheila McDonald.