In 2013 applications came in quickly and some workshops were fully booked very early in the process. This led to some members, who were away when the journal came out, being disappointed. To try and avoid this in 2014 (and help if there are postal delays) details of the workshops and conference cost will be available on the website from the same time as the journal should be received (Dec 28th).
I hope that the majority of applications will still be submitted by post accompanied by a cheque (or cheques). However, I will accept e-mail notification of workshop preferences and, if necessary, payment can be made by direct transfer (not paypal) to the Guild’s bank account after emailing me for the necessary details.
To try and keep allocation as fair as possible and avoid timing discrepancies, I will not ‘open‘ for applications until Tuesday 31st December and although workshop places will then be provisionally allocated, these will not be confirmed unless payment has been received and will not be held for more than 7 days. If by any chance a workshop is over-subscribed on the 31st then a ballot will be held.
The Guild has a Thermofax machine which makes riso screen stencils from photocopied or drawn designs. These screens are similar to silk screen stencils and allow even finely detailed designs, or written words, to be enamelled. They can be used over and over again.
Members may have screens made at any time at a cost of £3 per A4 sheet. Full details of how to prepare and send a design and how to use the finished screen can be downloaded as a pdf from the "Thermofax Notes" file in the Guild Documents Archive which will appear in the members menu after you log in.
London's Lost Jewels, 11 October to 27 April 2014
There were 19 entries for the Bursary award this year and our congratulations go to winner Elizabeth Campbell from Edinburgh and to runners up: Han-Chieh Chuang, Emma Campbell, Emma Stirling, Georgina Leung and Stephanie Glaves.
Enamelling Classes in Region7 2013/14
Enamelling in the South East with Bonnie Mackintosh:
- Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 2PF
Tuesday classes, term time, 9:30 - 11:30am, and/or 12 - 2pm, £95 per term
For details call: 10932 254 198
- Wednesday Workshops at 10 Bencombe Rd., Purley, Surrey CR8 4DQ
£35 for the day, 10AM - 4PM on the following dates:
Sep 25, Oct 23, Nov 20, Dec 11
Call Bonnie for details: 07956 293 040
- One to one tuition from home, times and days to suit:
76 Bentswood Crescent, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 3QR £50/day
Call Bonnie for details: 07956 293 040.
- Ardington School of Crafts, Oxfordshire OX12 8PN
October 10 & 11
For details: 01235 833 433 www.ardingtonschoolofcrafts.com A GEM!!!
- Denman College, Marcham, Oxfordshire OX13 6NW
Dec 13 - 15, 2013 (at sale price!!)
Feb. 6 - 9, 2014
Enamelling in Surrey with Linda Connelly
- CALAT (Croydon Adult Education) Malcolm Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 2DB
Explore this craft using inspirational source material, develop ideas and practice traditional techniques. With clear step-by-step advice on how to fuse glass to metal using vitreous enamel and copper. Gain a range of practical skills and knowledge of materials, techniques and processes. All Levels.
Thu 26 Sep
Enamelling in London with Eleanor Watson
- “Introduction to Enamelling" Day Course at Rainbow Glass Studios, Stoke Newington, London N16 0JL (020 7249 0276) on Saturday 26th October between 10.00 and 4.30pm. This venue regularly runs a range of glass and jewellery related courses.
Details for this course: http://www.rainbowglassstudios.co.uk/enamellingclass.php
Enamelling in Essex with Toni Peers
- GLASS FROM THE PAST, Barleylands, Billericay
Project: Enamelling Chic Clocks and Picturesque tiles with Toni Peers – 5th October
Enamelling Beginners/Improvers – Making Christmas Presents with Toni Peers - 14th Dec
- THE OLD BANK STUDIOS Harwich
Enamelling on copper for Beginners with Toni Peers– Sunday 10th November 10 – 4pm (£65)
- CURLY GIRLY CRAFTS HQ – Colchester
Enamelling: Various techniques tailored to suit (for beginners and improvers), including using Silver Clay – contact me to book a one-to-one, or small class to suit.
Enamelling Short Courses in Blackheath and Sidcup with Ruby Tomes
- Mixed Ability
Bexley Adult Education, Sidcup Arts Centre
8wk courses x 3 starting 27th Sept 2013
10.00 - 12.00 (Ruby Tomes)
12.30 - 14.30 (Ruby Tomes)
19.00 - 21.00 (Mandy Fernandez)
Phone college for further details on 020 8300 1056
- Mixed Ability
Morden College, Blackheath SE3
8 wk course starting 25th Sept 2013
10.00 - 12.00 (Ruby Tomes)
Phone Ruby for further details on 01689 824307
Enamelling on Art Clay Silver with Joy Funnell
- Creative Glass, Rochester
Saturday 16th November
- One-to-one and two-to-one workshops by arrangement 1/10/13 - 30/09/14
www.joyfunnell.co.uk 01424 432927