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 -
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 will be at the show from 19th to 21 April. Details below:
Gillian Harkness is exhibiting at the Obsidion Gallery, Stoke Mandeville until 25th March. Full details and pics on our facebook page.
Journals have been (and are still) arriving late this year. With that in mind we have decided to move the date for starting workshop allocation to 3rd January.