This bursary provides an excellent incentive for all aspiring enamellers to participate in the competition. Everyone who enters work into either of the enamelling sections will be able to apply for the bursary, which offers a marvellous opportunity to learn alongside a master enameller.
This annual bursary has been established in memory of master enameller Phil Barnes by his wife Linda. Phil was a lifetime entrant to the competition during his long and illustrious career, promoting and encouraging the highest standards of traditional enamelling skills and techniques. This bursary and legacy will positively support the next generation of enamellers by offering some workshop experience with an established master enameller.