Applications are invited for The Guild of Enamellers 10th Anniversary Bursary Award (2019). This prestigious award, which is now attracting record numbers of applicants, has a generous prize fund and is a wonderful opportunity for new enamellers to showcase their enamelling skills.
Deadline for applications is 31st July 2018. Applications are made here via the website, click here or on "The Bursary Scheme" on our main menu
Due to the generosity of our sponsors, the Award winner will have a free place at the Guild of Enamellers Conference in April 2019 (sponsored by WG Ball Ltd.) with the opportunity to exhibit their work and enter for a range of awards. The prize fund also includes editorial and promotion in the Guild’s journal and website; tools & equipment from Vitrum Signum and Proops Bros. Ltd; membership of both the Guild and the British Society of Enamellers; sample enamel sets courtesy of Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours Ltd; access to the extensive Guild library and a set of Guild teaching DVDs.
We are grateful to WG Ball Ltd (enamel manufacturer & suppliers), Vitrum Signum (enamel suppliers), Proops Bros. Ltd (tools supplier), Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours Ltd (enamel manufacturers) and The British Society of Enamellers for sponsoring the 2019 award. Their sponsorship is pivotal in allowing the Guild to support up and coming enamellers and ensuring that young enamellers are nurtured and promoted in this challenging and demanding medium.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Bursary Secretary -
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Hans Theilade Memorial Bowl
Winner: Amanda Vickery
Highly commended: Anne Halligan and Norma Sales
Fred Barnes Memorial Trophy
Winner: Rachel Emmerson for her champleve pendant and earrings
Highly commended: Marion Edwards (plique a jour pendant) and Inger Trust Mertz (turquoise champleve pendant)
Kenneth Benton Award
Winner: Julie Rattray for her airbrush and stencil panels
Peter Wolfe Cloisonne Cup
Winner: Linda Bark for her longship pendant
The Painting Award
Winner: Maggie Cundy for her Hugin and Mugin raven pictures
The Rachel Gogerly Memorial Award
Winner: Rachel Emmerson
Chairman's Rose Bowl
Winner: Sharon Ford
Highly commended: Julie Rattray
May Yarker/Enameller Elect
Winner: Jeanette Hannaby for "Dartmoor"
Joint Winners: Dorothy Cockrell and Jane Geeson
Young Enamellers Awards
Under 16: Cerys Manning
Under 11: Griffin Manning
The Guild of Enamellers is delighted to announce Yasmin Belkhayat as the 2018 winner of their annual Bursary Award. Yasmin recently completed the Diploma in Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills and Design run by the Crafts Council of Ireland based at Kilkenny Campus, University of Maynooth, Ireland.
Yasmin initially started working with enamels as part of the Holts Apprenticeship course where she was introduced to a wide range of techniques. During her Diploma Yasmin further developed her champlevé and cloisonné skills and spent considerable time testing fluxes and enamels before completing her application pieces. The Bursary Award package will allow Yasmin, who is London based, to experiment further with other techniques such as painting and plique-à-jour and to expand her knowledge of fluxes and finishes. Yasmin is passionate about enamelling and wants to incorporate it into her future jewellery and silversmithing projects.
The Guild is extremely grateful to joint sponsors The British Society of Enamellers, W G Ball Ltd, craft&design Online, Proops Brothers Ltd, Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours and Vitrum Signum for supporting the Bursary Award. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Leanne McCormack and Mahroz Hekmati were awarded runner-up prizes.The selection panel was impressed by the quality and diversity of the submissions, and were heartened to see a resurgence in the use of traditional techniques such as cloisonné, plique-à-jour and champlevé among applicants. It was clear that the applicants had a real enthusiasm, passion and flare for enamelling.
Click below to download a pdf showing the work of all the entrants.
Here at W.G Ball we would like to offer all members of the Guild of Enamellers a 10% discount on all Jewellery enamels, Wet Process enamels and leadfree painting colours. In the past we have offered discount to members on an ad hoc basis but we will now offer a constant, year round discount. When you get to the checkout point on our website you will notice that there is an area where you can input a coupon code, if members of the Guild input the code "guild", the discount will automatically be deducted.