Guild News

"A Good Age". Commission opportunity, Devon Guild of Craftsmen


Devon Guild have been funded by Art Council England to support older artists/ makers over the age of 70.  They are able to commission 5 older professional artists/ makers and show the work in an exhibition at the gallery in the autumn of 2019.  All the information members require is in the attached document.

See attached information / link for more details and context of the project.

Fee £2,500 per commission.     Deadline 3 September 2018, 9am



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The Guild of Enamellers 10th Anniversary Bursary Award (2019)


Applications are invited for The Guild of Enamellers 10th Anniversary Bursary Award (2019).  This prestigious award, which is now attracting record numbers of applicants, has a generous prize fund and is a wonderful opportunity for new enamellers to showcase their enamelling skills.

Deadline for applications is 31st July 2018.  Applications are made here via the website, click here or on "The Bursary Scheme" on our main menu

Due to the generosity of our sponsors, the Award winner will have a free place at the Guild of Enamellers Conference in April 2019 (sponsored by WG Ball Ltd.) with the opportunity to exhibit their work and enter for a range of awards. The prize fund also includes editorial and promotion in the Guild’s journal and website; tools & equipment from Vitrum Signum and Proops Bros. Ltd; membership of both the Guild and the British Society of Enamellers; sample enamel sets courtesy of Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours Ltd; access to the extensive Guild library and a set of Guild teaching DVDs. 

We are grateful to WG Ball Ltd (enamel manufacturer & suppliers), Vitrum Signum (enamel suppliers), Proops Bros. Ltd (tools supplier), Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours Ltd (enamel manufacturers) and The British Society of Enamellers for sponsoring the 2019 award.  Their sponsorship is pivotal in allowing the Guild to support up and coming enamellers and ensuring that young enamellers are nurtured and promoted in this challenging and demanding medium.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Bursary Secretary -  

Julie Rattray          

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Awards and Selection 2018 Moulton College

Hans Theilade Memorial Bowl

Winner: Amanda Vickery

Highly commended: Anne Halligan and Norma Sales


Fred Barnes Memorial Trophy

Winner: Rachel Emmerson for her champleve pendant and earrings

Highly commended: Marion Edwards (plique a jour pendant) and Inger Trust Mertz (turquoise champleve pendant)


Kenneth Benton Award

Winner: Julie Rattray for her airbrush and stencil panels


Peter Wolfe Cloisonne Cup

Winner: Linda Bark for her longship pendant


The Painting Award

Winner: Maggie Cundy for her Hugin and Mugin raven pictures


The Rachel Gogerly Memorial Award

Winner: Rachel Emmerson


Chairman's Rose Bowl

Winner: Sharon Ford

Highly commended: Julie Rattray


May Yarker/Enameller Elect

Winner: Jeanette Hannaby for "Dartmoor"


Themed Exhibition

Joint Winners: Dorothy Cockrell and Jane Geeson


Young Enamellers Awards

Under 16: Cerys Manning

Under 11: Griffin Manning