The Guild's Aims

To encourage and promote the craft of enamelling and the work of members

To seek to exert a progressive influence on standards of workmanship and design in enamelling

To foster good public relations and develop links with other crafts

 

Everyone joins as a Member; no qualifications are required other than an interest in enamelling.

What is vitreous enamelling?

2019Winter Desert 1Enamel is glass fused by heat to a metal surface.  It is one of the most versatile, long lasting and colourful of all art media and yet at the same time it is one where beautiful results can be obtained almost immediately.

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The Guild's History

For the past forty plus years the Guild has dedicated itself to the encouragement and promotion of the art and craft of enamelling, providing opportunities for enamellers in the UK and abroad. With a membership of over 300, which has been growing steadily, anyone can join the Guild and the membership covers a broad spectrum of full time craftspeople, designer makers, trade enamellers and suppliers of enamel materials and equipment.

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The Regions

To enable Guild members to make contact with each other, the UK is divided into regions. In each region one member volunteers to act as a representative, helping to organise events, welcoming new members and being a link with the Executive Committee.

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The Library

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The Guild has an extensive library providing an unrivalled resource of information and inspiration for members. A full lsit of resources is available to members when logged in to the site.

The Journal

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A quarterly journal, compiled from members’ contributions, is sent to all members of the Guild of Enamellers. Technical articles and projects from past copies the journal are available to members on this web site.

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The Bursary

boat 1The Guild awards an annual student Bursary aimed towards helping enamellers at the start of their career. Applications for the Bursary are invited from members of the public between May and July each year,

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Awards

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At the Annual Conference we aim to help members to grow, inspiring them to connect with fellow members, and take part in the wider enamelling world through setting personal challenges by entering the Annual Awards Exhibition.

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Selection

CertificateImageMembers entering Selection at the annual conference may have their work assessed and critiqued by three distinguished enamellers from the Guild. The two awards  are Craftsman (CGE), Associated Craftsman (ACGE). Applications may be submitted on line.

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