Guild News

Rachel Gogerly

As most of you may already know, Rachel Gogerly lost her fight against cancer earlier this month.

There will be a private funeral for family and close friends. If anyone would like to make a donation in her memory, please do so c/o Thomas Bragg & Sons, 1682 High St, Knowle, Solihull B93 0LY for The Marie Curie Hospice, Marsh Lane, Solihull. Cards can be sent to her workshop address as in the Guild Membership List.

Region 3 goes large again!

What a great turnout for our A4 panels workshop at M&CT in St. Helens on Saturday. Our chair Julie Rattray was visiting too along with several other members from both Regions 1 and 2 and Region 4.

On 26th October we'll be back at the factory again for our next workshop: High Firing with Jill Leventon.

Lots more photos on facebook







Heart of the Heat


Enamelling exhibition at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham

11th November  - 13th December 2013

To all members

Just a reminder to all to submit your images for this exhibition as soon as possible - deadline Friday 23rd August 2013.

Please support this joint venture, the principal at the school of jewellery has been very supportive and we have invited ten enamellers of note, plus a few well known commercial enamellers to enter one piece each. We are also relying on our members to submit their work for selection so that a true representation of the range and diversity of our wonderful medium will be shown. It is not a selling exhibition but we are hoping that talks and demonstrations will be given during this period. There are plenty of well lit and secure show cases to be filled!

Don’t worry if you do not have new work to show, you may send images of existing pieces that you are proud of; work can be in any material but must include vitreous enamel.

Please note there will be a charge of £30.00 per person if your piece(s) is selected for the exhibition. We intend to publish a catalogue and this contribution will help to cover the costs of photography, printing and insurance. Each exhibitor will be represented in the catalogue with one professional image of one of their pieces. You will also receive a free catalogue, plus the opportunity to buy a professional image of your work. Copies of the catalogue will be on sale to help cover the cost of production.


Please obtain an entry form from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and then submit the form and images of up to five pieces of work. Attach images in jpg format of the actual work to be sent. Ideally they should be close ups of the piece and of the largest possible size and/or highest possible picture quality and at least 1024x768 pixels. Please also note that this advice about image files is an update which replaces the original information on the form. (If you've already submitted images of lower quality do not worry: David will already have been in touch).  




Please think about your entry now!

The deadline is 23rd August 2013. (Selected pieces are to be delivered to the collection point by 14th October 2013).



Joint Guild/BSoE Exhibition

Joint Guild/BSOE Exhibition – Birmingham School of Jewellery: 11th November -13th December 2013


The Guild has been invited to exhibit in the atrium of the Birmingham School of Jewellery together with members of the British Society of Enamellers from 11th November to 13th December 2013. The Jewellery School is situated in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

The display area atrium is a large airy space with well-lit, secure cabinets.  This will not be a selling exhibition but it provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce the wide variety of modern enamelling to both students and the public.  It  will be open weekdays only (not weekends).  We intend to hold a private view and are also considering the joint production of a high quality catalogue for sale to raise money for the organisations.

Please note there is no hanging space but pieces could be placed into horizontal (but not illuminated) cases.

This will be a two-stage selected exhibition, with the selection panel comprising two Guild members, two Society members and a member of the School staff.

Preliminary selection will be taken from jpegs, please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for receipt of images is Friday 23rd August 2013.   

You should include the dimensions and brief description of the techniques used for each piece.  Members can submit a maximum of five images (pieces) for consideration. 

Once images have been selected, final selection of the actual pieces will take place during the second week in October - (date to be advised) and the same panel will meet again to select the final pieces to be exhibited.

If anyone is prepared to volunteer time to be at the venue during the exhibition, giving information and explanations to visitors please, contact Jackie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Penny (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  There will also be the opportunity for talks and demonstrations within the School during the period of the exhibition; again please let either Jackie or Penny know if you are interested in doing one.