Last minute opportunity to join the Denmark Experience
Unfortunately, one of the participants for this wonderful workshop has had to drop out, leaving us with a space available for anyone able to drop everything and join us. Cost is £250, which covers accommodation in Denmark from Monday 4th July to Saturday 9th July, giving 4 full days of enamelling, plus evenings. We will be organising a visit to a museum which has a Faberge exhibition on while we are there.
Jill Leventon is a designer-maker, with over 25 years experience. She is a trained teacher who loves to share her excitement about metal and enamel with others.
Come to Mid Wales Arts for a two-day workshop in small-scale enamel sculpture. Suitable for all abilities - whether you're a complete beginner or have some experience, participants will have the opportunity to enamel sculpture from their own design - suitable for indoors, or outside use. You'll make forms and use coloured glazes to bring your ideas to a 3D form.
Cost: £140 for the two days, covering all basic materials and Jill's expert guidance. A healthy, buffet-style is available for £7.50 with organic and homemade food.
Accommodation is available at the centre. Course runs 10am - 4pm both days.
My thanks to all of you who responded to my request for post conference feedback. It was probably the last thing you needed to find time for after unpacking and deciding where to go next with any new skills developed in the workshops! I will not attempt to summarise here all the points made, but assure you they will all be reported either to the venue or the Exec committee, as appropriate. Your comments are valued in our aim to continue to improve the conference weekend.
The many compliments about the speakers, masterclass and tutors are much appreciated. The main consensus was that Reaseheath is worth returning to at some future date, despite the spread out nature of the site proving problematic for some (shame we cannnot guarantee dry weather). If we do return we will try to ensure: the heating is working effectively, formal meal service is quicker, we have some sort of weekend IT support to supplement the initial testing and run through that they did provide.
For future conferences I will be: looking at better supplier signage to supplement the supplier info in the packs, more detailed advice of what is and isn't provided in the accommodation, larger name badge font, providing accommodation block plans, checking Wi-fi limitations.
I hope to see many of you again next year at Newton Rigg.
The 2016 workshop programme may be of interest to members. It's a super place, with big kilns and they make their own enamels.
The studio website (English version) is at :http://enamel-art.hu/index.php?a=welcome&lang=eng
Final Call for Applications: Closing Date 31st July
Call for applications
The Guild of Enamellers’ 2017 Bursary Award is now open for applications. This prestigious award strives to encourage, support and develop the skills of the next generation of enamellers, and thus exert a progressive influence on standards of workmanship and design in enamelling. The Award (worth over £1000) will allow new enamellers to further develop their enamelling skills and exploration of the medium within the supportive networks offered by the generous sponsorship package.
The Guild is extremely grateful to joint sponsors The British Society of Enamellers, W G Ball Ltd, craft&design Magazine, Vitrum Signum and Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours Limited for supporting the Award. Sponsorship benefits include conference, workshop and masterclass attendance, printed and digital resources, Guild teaching DVDs, free editorial and promotion in craft&design Magazine, a year’s subscription to craft&design, one to one business mentoring, sample enamel sets, enamel equipment and supplies vouchers and one year’s membership of both the Guild of Enamellers and the British Society of Enamellers.