Get your helmets on. And no, they didn't have horns!
This is at the Roskilde museum in Denmark and is the reconstruction of the 30 metre warship, Skuldelev 2, built near Dublin in 1042 by Scandinavian boatbuilders.
- Ann Jones
- Teresa Kent
Fred Barnes Highly Commended:
Kenneth Benton Award:
Winner – Laura Selway
Highly Commended – Irene Pentelow
Peter Wolfe Cloisonne Cup:
Winner – Katrine West
Highly Commended – Sally Davis
The Painting Award:
Winner – Marion Edwards
Highly Commended – Maggie Cundy
The Rachel Gogerly Memorial Award:
The Chairman’s Rose Bowl:
Winner – Karen Moon
Highly Commended – Christine Williams
Judith Harris Young People’s Award:
Under 18: Charlotte Ball
Under 16: Winner - Sam Heneghan Highly commended – Cerys Manning
Under 11: Daniel Ball
W G Ball's are offering a 15% discount to members (except kilns and controllers) on all orders from now up to the conference and taken during the conference, normal carriage will be charged on orders unless collecting from the conference which is free.
All conference packs were sent out by email on 28th February.
If anyone has not received theirs, please contact Jane Sheppard BUT please check your spam folder first.
If you'd like to know who else is on your workshop, the full delegate list can be downloaded from the Guild Documents Archive on the Members Menu. (Newton Rigg 2017 workshop list)
For any members who haven't had their journal yet, here are details about Conference, the workshops and costs etc.
Processing of applications will begin on 30th December. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, if a workshop is oversubscribed on day one a ballot will be held. The Conference Secretary is prepared to accept e-mail notification of workshop choice, but to hold the place this must be backed up by a completed application form and payment within 10 days.
Guild of Enamellers’ Bursary Award 2017
The Guild of Enamellers is delighted to announce Emily Higham as the 2017 winner of their annual Bursary Award. Emily, who recently graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing, was introduced to enamelling in the 2nd year of her degree programme and experimented with a variety of techniques before being drawn to the sgraffito technique. The Bursary Award will allow Emily to build on her enamelling and jewellery making skills whilst setting up her studio and further developing the “hive” theme.
The Guild is extremely grateful to joint sponsors The British Society of Enamellers, W G Ball Ltd, craft&design Magazine, Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours and Vitrum Signum for supporting the Bursary Award. The prize packages will encourage Emily and the runners-up (Hannah Duncan, Josefina Martinez and Leah Wadey) to further develop their enamelling skills and exploration of the medium within the supportive networks offered.
Both the Guild of Enamellers and the British Society of Enamellers will offer membership, support and networking opportunities to all the applicants as they pursue their enamelling journey.
Bursary applications for the 2018 Award will be available online (www.guildofenamellers.org) from April 2017.
W G Ball are in the process of creating a page on their website dedicated to showing all things enamelling. If any members of the guild would like to send them images of their work or videos, they would love to see them and put them onto the website.