Guild News

Conference travel update

For those of you arriving by train at Crewe, there is an 8 seater minicab booked for 4pm to take you to Reaseheath. The cab will be in the bus lane outside the station with an orange square in the window with 3B's on it!

If you need any more information, please contact Liz Gilliland.

Conference News

Saturday workshops are being held in here
Everyone should have received their conference packs by now. If there are any problems, please contact Liz Gilliland: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


This photo is of the Philip Leverhulme Centre where the classes are taking place. The end of the main accommodation block can also be seen in the background.



Any other last minute updates etc about conference will also appear here.


Full details of how to get to the college including downloadable maps etc can be found on the college website:


In addition, you can download an updated  close up map showing the location of the classrooms, sports hall, dining room etc by clicking below: 



Cloisonne Exhibition at the V and A

 A Report by Sue Kewley (Region 5):

There is a terrific exhibition on at the V&A until August. It is called "The Seven Treasures: Japanese Cloisonne Enamels" It is in Room 45 Japan. There are 3 cases of enamels from the golden age of Japanese enamelling- c1880-1910. Some of the most beautiful vases I have ever seen. If you can't get to the exhibition at least look at the V&A website to see a few photos. There is a book by Gregory Irvine called Japanese Cloisonne Enamels that has lots of pictures from the collection. £9.99 from the V&A but I got one cheaper from Amazon.


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Guild Library Catalogue

Marion has been updating the library catalogue and will, of course, be bringing at least a selection of books to conference.


The 2012 Catalogue can now be downloaded from the library page: go to Main Menu>About the Guild>The Library (in the subcategory list).



Art in Action 2012




Details below from showing the classes that the Guild will be running over the course of the show.


Practical Classes

With over 3000 places and 40 subjects to choose from the Practical Classes are your chance to have a go!

Tickets for practical classes will be available to buy online from April 1st 2012. Tickets will also be available to buy at the event from the Practical Classes Ticket Tent. Tickets are sold from 10:00am onwards, on a first come first serve basis, and can only be purchased on the day of the class.



The Practical Classes Teachers are all artists or art teachers. They have a joint exhibition and most of the works are for sale. It's a wonderful opportunity to see a wide variety of art created to a very high standard.

Online tickets for Practical Classes will be available for purchase from April 1st 2012. Use the drop down list below to select a place/s and add to your basket.

    Find a Practical Class :       

Practical Class - Jewellery and Enamelling