SilkArt 17

From our Chairman:

SilkArt 2017will be held on the weekend of 16th/17th Sept 2017 at the very prestigious World
of Wedgwood Visitor Centre & Museum
This has to be one of the most spectacular venues where we have had the privilege of hosting a festival, and the committee are hard at work planning what we hope will be a very memorable and exciting weekend for everyone!
We have several inspiring tutors, some familiar faces and some new to the Guild, offering a range of full day workshops, a half day master-class, an exciting new tutor presenting a 2 day course and several mini workshops which leave you free to explore more. We will have demonstrations throughout both days, again some well-known faces, some new. There will be 'Have-a-Go' painting, Chinese auction and many other things with which to tempt you.
We will be hosting our usual Gala Dinner in the beautiful Wedgwood Tea Rooms and accompanying Fashion Show.

Click on the link below to download the booking form:

Booking form



World of Wedgewood

World of Wedgwood

Please note Guild members have priority on all workshop bookings received by 30th April. From 1st May all workshops will be open to non-members but not at the privileged members price.
Please check out the workshop listings for details to decide which and how many you would like to take part in!
PLEASE NOTE: ALL materials, silk, dyes, paints, glass etc will be provided. You will receive a list (after booking) of items that you should bring to the workshop(s).
More details and prices on the booking form

The competition for Silk Art ’17 is entitled INSPIRED BY WEDGWOOD
Look on the Wedgwood website for inspiration!
The competition is open to all members of the Guild, not just branches
and will be judged by members of the World of Wedgwood team.
A prize is to be donated by Wedgwood.
There are 3 Categories to choose from:
  Canvas mounted pictures: up to A1
  Scarves: min sizes 14x40cms, 50cms square
  Cushion: max size: 60cms square

Entries are to be submitted to Anethia Sellars by 1st Sept 2017
Entry forms will be in the Summer Journal and online.
Cost of entry: £3 per item (each entry must have label and display card)
Back label: name, membership number, phone, return address  
Display card: title & brief description of piece, selling price if applicable

Title: Silk Art Inspiration
Categories: Pictures mounted on canvas (max A1) Scarves, Cushions, Bags, Jewellery or Hats
Hanging/display fee: £3 per item (each entry must have label & display card)
To be submitted by 1st September to Anethia Sellars
Entry form as competition above.

Chairman’s Challenge to the committee:
Each member of the committee to produce a garment ‘Inspired by Wedgwood’ for this year’s Fashion Show.
Other items of wearable silk from our members (not necessarily ‘inspired by Wedgwood’) to be include in the show (garments, hats or scarves).

World of Wedgwood are offering the chance to throw a pot – an exciting prospect for followers of the Throw-Down challenge currently on television! There is also an opportunity to design your own plate with guidance
from the in-house design team!

So lots to think about, lots to plan for, check your diaries and clear a space for what will surely be a very memorable weekend!
If you have any queries at all, please contact or any member of the committee.


SilkArt'17 Workshops

Booking form

Leonard Thompson: demonstrating 'Magical Stencilling'
a technique he developed using iron fix paints and a hair dryer that is not only simple but quite magical!

Diana Kisirauskiene: demonstrating her individually designed Silks.

Booking Form
Forms for SilkArt'17