Work by Melvyn Jennings will be on display at the "Nature in art" Museum and Art Gallery in Gloucester from November 24th - January 3rd 2016.

It is part of the Mind the gap Exhibition which contains a mix of media including enamels, stone, ceramic, wood and glass, both contempory and from years gone by.

A unique exhibition of inlay and craftsmanship. There is a £5.25 charge for the Museum which houses a collection of works from Picasso to David Sheppard spanning 1500 years in many media and including workshops and talks,

All dedicated to Nature in Art

For more details please click here: http://natureinart.org.uk/

 
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We are delighted to announce Natasha Burns as the winner of our annual Bursary Award. Natasha, who recently graduated from De Montfort University Leicester with a BA (Hons) Design Crafts, drew inspiration from landscapes, coastlines and what can be discovered within them.  Natasha’s submission, which consisted of 3D vessels and mixed media wall art, demonstrated a strong design element and considerable skills in metal forming, construction and piercing, enamelling and decorative techniques. The use of formed copper shim, a limited enamel colour palette and multiple firing and overfiring enabled her to capture the movement, textures and colour of water.

The Bursary Award will allow Natasha to further refine and expand her enamelling skills whilst setting up her studio and introducing enamelling to future undergraduate students as part of her role as Artist in Residence at De Montfort University. 

The Guild is extremely grateful to joint sponsors The British Society of Enamellers, W G Ball Ltd, craft&design Magazine, Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours and Vitrum Signum for supporting the Bursary Award.  Sponsorship will allow Natasha to benefit from conference, workshop and masterclass attendance, printed and online resources, Guild teaching DVDs, free editorial and promotion in craft&design Magazine, a year’s subscription to craft&design, one to one business mentoring, enamel equipment and supplies vouchers, enamel sample sets and one year’s membership of both the Guild of Enamellers and the British Society of Enamellers. 

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors Karolina Baines, Justyna Kus, Beatrice Wall and Sophie Warringham were awarded runner-up prizes. The prize packages will encourage Natasha and the runners-up to further develop their enamelling skills and exploration of the medium within the supportive networks offered.

The quality and enthusiasm of all the applicants was noted by the selection panel, and the diversity of work submitted bodes well for the future of enamelling in the UK.

Bursary applications for next year's Award will be available from April 2016.

 

Click here to go to the GALLERY OF APPLICANTS WORK

                                                                             

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Members will be sad to hear that Christina Mepham passed away very suddenly on 17th March 2015. Her son Roger would love to hear from any enamelling friends and colleagues who remember her. If you would like to get in touch his email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Region 4 has an exhibition, "All Fired Up" at Bilston Craft Gallery from 15.11.14 - 13.12.14

With work from eleven members in six display cases and on the walls, there are a variety of techniques on display on copper, silver and steel. The exhibition shows work from newer members of the group combined with pieces from more experienced enamellers including a founder member of the Guild. The gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays with details available from the link below. I am greatly indebted to those who have given up their energy and time in creating this exhibition (we have been waiting for a slot at the Gallery following a suggestion I made back about five years ago!) from those who typed labels to those who physically set it up and hope you will be able to visit.

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/fired/

Mark Painter

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