Linda Connelly

e. Linda@lindaconnelly.co.uk

I have been enamelling for nearly 40 years. I began by teaching myself from books and later attended workshops run by the Guild of Enamellers. I attended jewellery Adult Education classes, firstly evenings at Croydon and later I studied under Louise O’Neill at SCOLA, Sutton.


Level 3 in Jewellery Open College Network 2004

Cert. Ed. (PCET) 2006

City and Guilds in Enamelling 2008

Advanced Enamel Techniques in Champleve and Basse-Taille, Goldsmiths Centre March 2019

Mount Making and Gypsy Setting, Goldsmiths Centre, August 2022



Jewellery Making and Silverwork, Croydon Adult Education 2004 – 2016

Jewellery Making and Silverwork, own weekly class 2016 – 2020

Enamelling, own weekly class 2004 – 2016

Enamelling classes at FORGE, Leather Lane, EC1. One day classes beginning September 2023 with more planned for 2024. 

Various other workshops and classes for British Society of Enamellers, Guild of Enamellers and more recently a talk online for American Enamelist Society. 



Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen

Craftsman of the Guild of Enamellers, (Chair in 1998)

British Society of Enamellers

The Sussex Guild

Surrey Guild of Craftsmen 

Association of Contemporary Jewellers (ACJ)

Awards and Prizes:

Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Designs Awards 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024

Peter Woolfe Cloisonné Cup: 1992,1996,2003,2004,2008, 2015, 2016, 2019.

Maureen Carswell Award 1992

Chairman’s Rosebowl 1992

Winner of the themed exhibition at the Guild of Enamellers conferences in 2008, 2000 and 2023

‘Enameller Elect’ at the Guild of Enamellers’ conference 2015

Croydon Council Awards 2015, Grade 1 Tutor



The Art of Crafts – Enamelling  Joan Bolton King 2001 Croxford Press

Narrative Jewelry – Tales from the Toolbox Mark Fenn 2017 Schiffer Publishing Ltd


Exhibitions and Shows

I exhibit and sell my work with the Sussex Guild and take part in many of their shows. I have also exhibited extensively with the Guild of Enamellers, British Society of Enamellers and the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen for the past twenty five years. Here are a few of my most recent events.

Heart of the Heat, British Society of Enamellers: School of Jewellery, Birmingham November – December 2013

Enamoured, British Society of Enamellers: Goldsmiths Centre October – November 2016; Assay Office, Birmingham November to February 2017; Academy of Makers, Freemans, Sheffield February – March 2017; Mid Wales Arts Centre March – April 2017.

Goldsmiths’ Awards Exhibition 2020: Birmingham Assay Office 

Elements Redefined 2020, Surrey Guild of Craftsmen at various venues in Surrey 2020 – 2021

Six Sussex Artists, Selmeston, Sussex October 2021

ACJ Meanings and Messages; Touring Exhibition April 2022 – June 2023

Goldsmiths’ Awards Exhibition 2022, Birmingham School of Jewellery

Goldsmiths’ Awards Exhibition 2023, Goldsmiths’ Centre, London

FORGE Kaleidoscope Showcase, London September 2023

Galeri Caernarfon, British Society of Enamellers September – October 2023

FORGE Anniversary Showcase, London January – February 2024