Have you considered entering your work for selection at next year's conference? Now is the time to be thinking about it as you will need to submit six pieces with accompaying notes. The selection panel of three professional enamellers will study your work and give invaluable feedback. if your work meets required standards, you could be awarded Associate Craftsman (ACGE) or Craftsman of the Guild of Enamellers (CGE) .
If you are new to the craft (three years experience or less), you can submit three or more pieces of your work, with notes, to be considered for the Hans Theilade Award.
Other awards include cloisonne technique, enamel painting and the innovative use of enamel. And for those of you who know any budding young members, please encourage them to enter the Young Enameller Awards.
The themed exhibition is "Jungle", so there really is something for everyone!
Full information on Awards and Selection at the 2012 conference will also be included in the Winter Journal but if you require further details now, please contact our guild Selection Secretary, Mary Ford.
Applications for next year's Bursary Award need to be submitted by the end of September.
Check out the gallery for pictures of last year's winners and their work.
Coming up in October and November.
10th October: Guild Enamelling Demonstration by Tilly Wilkinson. Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Wirral.
15th October: Regions 1 and 2 Autumn Weekend meeting in Edinburgh
5th November: Region 3 workshop. Pressforming and corrugation with Jill Leventon.
Ravenstein Exhibition Opens
Panels line the walls and there is also a lot of work in the glass show cases within the exhibition space.
In all around thirty members of the Guild have had work selected, all of which is for sale. The museum has lots to see and it is perfectly possible to spend hours there. Ravenstein itself is also very pretty, well worth a visit and not far from Arnhem.
The exhibition runs until 2nd October 2011. Full details are on the website:www.museumravenstein.nl
Canterbury Conference April 2011 by Dorothy Cockrell