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Enamelling Master class

August 11th and 12th 2015

Elizabeth Turrell will be returning to Mid Wales Arts Centre for a two-day master class.
The students will have the opportunity to experiment with different non-traditional enamel processes with the aim of producing a panel or group of panels that could form a small mural.
Places are limited and early booking is strongly advised.
MWAC centre is the home to a unique collection of enamels by the late Stefan Knapp produced between 1954 and 1996
Cost of course: £50 per day including a healthy lunch, tea coffee and homemade cakes.
Accommodation is available at discounted prices.
Contact info@midwalesartscentre.org.uk 01686 688369

Cathy Knapp Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws, Powys. SY17 5SB. Or by email it to: info@midwalesarts.org.uk.

Haystack Mountain, School of Crafts, PO Box 518, Deer Isle, Maine 04627 USA

Phone: (207) 348-2306, Fax: (207) 348-2307
Email: haystack@haystack-mtn.org
Web: haystack-mtn.org

Summer Workshop Session 2

June 28 – July 10 2015 – ENAMELING

Add and Subtract—The Pleasures of Mark Marking in Enamel

This workshop will provide an opportunity to translate visual imagery into vitreous enamel on steel and/or copper. By using direct drawing and mark-making through unfired enamel known as sgraffito—a way of making fluid and spontaneous drawings— sensitive and delicate lines can be achieved as well as bold and strong marks. These surfaces can be further enhanced by abrading the fired surface after the first firing is complete—it is possible to rub through layers of enamel to hidden levels, revealing subtle line, color, visual texture and the thinnest layers of enamel while creating a sensuous and tactile surface. All levels welcome.

This workshop is supported by the Samuel J. Rosenfeld Faculty Fund for Sculpture in Ceramics and/or Wood.

Creative & experimental surfaces in enamel

22 – 25 February  2015 Ref: 3D 5155

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Enamelled badges – messages & meaning

25 February  Ref: 1D 5162

Level:Suitable for all





Back from the Front

Art, Memory and the Aftermath of War

Shock and Awe; Contemporary Artists at War and Peace

Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1PX

Sharples, Winterstoke & Milner Galleries from 16 July – 17



ET. RWA Marker detail3September 2014.

Back From the Front is part of the Bristol 2014 100th anniversary of the beginning of The Great War, and 75th anniversary of the Second World War.

The following artists have been invited to exhibit in the Sharples Gallery as part of Shock and Awe installation.

Stephen Bottomley – UK

Michael Brennan-Wood -UK

Kathleen Browne – USA

Helen Carnac – UK

George Coutouvidis – South Africa

Susan Cross – UK

Bettina Dittlmann – Germany

Tamar de Vries Winter – Israel/UK

Robert Ebendorf – USA

Kirsten Haydon – NZ/AUS

Rolf Lindner – Germany

Elizabeth Turrell -UK

Jessica Turrell – UK

Jonathan Ward – UK

‘The making of badges, medals and regalia, gives artists a means of portable communication: including subversive messages, pleas for peace, and satirical images’.

Elizabeth Turrell RWA

Curator Elizabeth Turrell has brought invited artists, designers, jewellers and makers together. The contributors are international, with representation from the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, and Israel. These artists work in a variety of media, including vitreous enamel, metal and textile. Turrell has been collaborating with majority of the exhibitors for over a decade.


For the artists, this was an opportunity to address the profound influence of remembrance and conflict through the making of a range of work that encourages narrative and remembrance.


The works take the form of badges or medals, wall panels and small installations that are effective methods of silent communication. The pieces examine powerful themes of war and conflict: some are political or anti-war statements others are peace medals. The artists addressed a range of conflicts: the human cost of contemporary conflict is the subject matter of a number of the pieces, while others commemorate more personal family wartime history.

The collection includes many new works, created especially for this exhibition marking the centenary of the start of the First World War.


Shadow Bowl

Shadow and Line
Gallery Exhibition
Nine talented and extraordinary makers exhibit work as part of the Select Festival 2014.
Caroline Bartlett-textiles
Linda Brassington-textiles
Peter Archer – turned wooden vessels
Keith Varney- porcelain
Elizabeth Turrell- enamel
Jilly Morris – textiles & mixed media
Penelope Jordan – textiles
Joy Merron – textiles
Hilary Bower – textiles and mixed media

Museum in the Park,
Tel: +44 (0)1453 751056