I got three of these accepted into the Royal Miniature Societies Exhibition this year at the Mall Galleries, London. I can't believe it! I didn't quite manage to get the chance to become an Associate Member of the Royal Miniature Society - if only I'd got the other two accepted....
Category archives: Exhibitions
Anything to do with exhibitions that I've been part of.
I got all five entries accepted into the Royal Miniature Society Exhibition! Very pleased indeed! I think I've got to start planning now to do the same for next year!
Here are my entries for the 2018 Royal Miniature Society exhibition. I've been busy with all manner of different things so I've just not managed to enter anything since 2013. Hopefully I'll get these five through the selection process!
Another good article by Barry Leighton for the Swindon Advertiser. I feel like a celebrity! Here is the online version. Well, there are no more exhibitions planned for a while, the next thing for me is to pass selection for the Guild of Enamellers Associate Craftsman in 2014.
This photo of my enamel box is taken at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham UK, where it's on display in the Heart of the Heat Exhibition. I was there last Friday with my wife and son. We made quite a day of it, going to the Christmas markets in the centre of Birmingham, then going to see my sister and her partner for dinner before driving to Buxton to see my Mum, Dad and little sister.
Here's my page in the Heart of the Heat catalogue, I hope you can read the description.
I appeared in Monday's edition of our local paper, the Swindon Advertiser. The journalist referred to me as the Fabergé of Freshbrook (the region of Swindon where I live) to which I was over the moon. The article was stimulated by my getting all five entry pieces into the Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers annual exhibition. The journalist's name was Barry Leighton and he went out of his way to understand the enamelling process so he could write about it accurately. Here's a link to the online version
Last Wednesday I visited the Mall Galleries where my enamel boxes are on display in the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Exhibition. I met up with my friend Valerie who visits the galleries around London far more frequently than me. Valerie was also a good friend of the late Anthony Phillips and I was glad for her support for this, my first, exhibition.
All five of my entries for the Royal Society's exhibition have been accepted. This is really the best that I could have hoped for.
At first I thought that none of my pieces had been selected. Later I found all five codes listed on the Society's website under the Sculpture heading! I guess because these are enamel boxes they need to be exhibited in a similar way to sculpture.
Here's the five enamels with their titles:
Baby Orla (62mm x 82mm)