Playing with Fire aimed to be the biggest presentation of enamel art to have taken place in the UK. The Devon Guild of Craftsmen along with the University of the West of England and the British Society of Enamellers presented this major survey of contemporary UK enamelling. Central to the concept of 'Playing with Fire' is that of 'play' where each artist will extend traditional methods to make new forms. Major prizes have been given to the most innovative work.
National touring schedule:
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey 20 Sept – 2 November 2008; Shire Hall Gallery, Staffordshire 15 Nov - 4 January 2009; Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire 28 February - 9 May 2009; Rhyll Arts Centre, Wales 6 June - 18 July 2009; Craft in the Bay, Cardiff 25 July - 30 August 2009; Bilston Craft Centre, Wolverhampton 5 September - 31 October 2009; Cheltenham Art Gallery, Gloucestershire 14 November 2009 - 24 January 2010