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.
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.
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.
Starting out with enamelling can be a costly business, it may be necessary to buy a kiln, it's often not clear what enamels to buy and what tools. The Bursary award is made to a promising student and is in the form of vouchers, enamels and tools kits. The value of the award is around £1000. The prizes are generously supplied by the Bursary sponsors.
The Guild runs an annual conference which is open to Guild members. The conference is held in the the UK and aims to bring together as many members as possible over a weekend of enamelling and socialising. There are work shops, a master class, a chance to meet enamel suppliers, enter work in exhibitions and more.