The Guild of Enamellers Bursary Award 2020

The Guild of Enamellers Bursary Award 2020


Call For Applications






Julie Rattray, Bursary Secretary


Call For Applications: The Guild of Enamellers Bursary Award 2020

Applications are invited for The Guild of Enamellers Bursary Award (2020).  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 2019.  All applications are made digitally through the Guild of Enamellers’ website, where full details, and terms and conditions are available.

Due to the generosity of our sponsors, the Award winner will have a free place at the Guild of Enamellers Conference in April 2020 (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 2020 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 -  Zoe Slattery

Win a Bursary  to include

  • Membership of The Guild of Enamellers and the British Society of Enamellers
  • Meet enamellers for regional talks and workshops
  • Full access to the Guild’s website and extensive library
  • Quarterly Journal
  • Place at the Guild’s 2020 Weekend Spring Conference
  • Exhibit your enamels and enter for awards
  • Assist a workshop tutor, attend the Master Class and lectures
  • Residential weekend, full board included
  • Standard return travel expenses within the UK mainland
  • Complete set of Guild of Enamellers Teaching DVD’s
  • Equipment and tools vouchers sponsored by the BSOE, W.G Ball, Vitrum Signum and Proops Bros. Ltd
  • Sample enamel sets courtesy of Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours Ltd

Submission Instructions

Complete the online Application Form.

You will then be given access to a file upload folder for your image and CV submission. 

Full submission instructions can be downloaded here

Submission instructions

Applications for 2020 are open and will close on July 31st 2019

For further information please contact:

The Bursary Secretary
Guild of Enamellers
11 Rosebery Road
SO24 9HQ

Or email:

Requirements for selection

  • Some previous experience of vitreous enamelling to guarantee a sustained interest.
  • Statement declaring how you would benefit from a bursary and how your interest in vitreous enamelling could be developed.
  • Applicant’s CV (aimed at students, recent graduates and early career enamellers, there is no age limit but we would appreciate an indication of your age).
  • Digital images of 3 different pieces of vitreous enamel work recently made by the applicant. For further information refer to our Image Information
  • You will be asked to agree to our Terms and Conditions.
  • You will be asked to agree to our Photograph Copyright Terms
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