C.V.

I have been enamelling for over 30 years. I began by teaching myself from books and later attended workshops run by the Guild of Enamellers. I began making jewellery at Adult Education classes, firstly evenings at Croydon and later I studied under Louise O’Neill at SCOLA, Sutton. I have also studied enamelling under Joan Mackarell at West Dean College and more recently at the Goldsmiths Centre where I completed a course in Advanced Enamelling.  I have successfully completed an Open College of the Arts course in Jewellery and a City and Guilds course in Enamelling. I was Chairman of the Guild of Enamellers in 1998 and have held many other Offices with them both at regional and national level. Having completed a Certificate in Education (Cert. Ed. PCET), I taught Jewellery Making and Silverwork for Croydon Adult Education for 12 years and was one of their top tutors with a Grade 1 Teaching observation report. After I was made redundant by them in 2016 I bought all of their equipment and now run termly Jewellery and Enamelling classes on a private basis, alongside making and selling my own work. In 2020 I entered the Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards #JewelleryOscars, and I won a Silver Award for my cloisonné enamel necklace ‘Magic Carpets Flying Over the City of my Dreams’. I exhibit and sell my work with the Sussex Guild and the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen and have work in a number of galleries as well as taking part in shows all over The South-east of England.

 Membership of Societies:

Craftsman of the Guild of Enamellers,

British Society of Enamellers

The Sussex Guild

Surrey Guild of Craftsmen

Association of Contemporary Jewellers (ACJ)

Awards and Prizes:

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 and 2000

By Popular Vote, ‘Enameller Elect’ at the Guild of Enamellers’ weekend conference 2015

Croydon Council Awards 2015, Grade 1 Tutor

Qualifications:

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, The Goldsmiths Centre March 2019

Silver Award – Enamellers and Enamel Painters, 2020 Goldsmiths’ Council Craftsmanship & Design Awards #JewelleryOscars