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The Art of Enameling : Techniques, Projects, Inspiration - Linda Darty

The Art of Enameling

Techniques, Projects, Inspiration


Published: 7th February 2012
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With this lavish introduction to the centuries-old art of enameling, even beginners can effortlessly create imaginative designs. Written with clarity and passion by a leader in the field, it covers all the popular techniques, the fundamentals of setting up a studio, and 14 fabulous projects. The various styles range from traditional cloisonné, champlevé, and plique-à-jour to experimental techniques such as firing enamel onto mesh forms. Even more creative possibilities await in the firing: use copper oxide to create cool color variations or try raku firing for unique effects. All the well-photographed projects, from a vibrantly toned flower ring to an elegant set of buttons with a delicate leaf pattern, encourage novices to use their skills and imagination.

Introductionp. 6
Enameling Fundamentalsp. 8
Enamel & Enamelingp. 9
Enameling Materialsp. 12
Setting Up an Enameling Studiop. 14
Base Metals for Enamelingp. 20
Solders to Use with Enamelingp. 24
Cleaning & Preparing Metalp. 25
Preparing Enamelp. 28
Applying Enamelp. 31
Firing Enamelp. 36
Cleaning Metal & Enameled Surfaces Between Firingsp. 42
Removing & Grinding Enamelp. 44
Making Color Testsp. 46
Working with Enamel Colorsp. 48
Finishing Enamelsp. 52
Setting Enamelsp. 55
Enameling Techniquesp. 61
Sifting Techniquesp. 62
Basse Taillep. 74
Fine Silver Foil & Fine Gold Foilp. 80
Painting Techniquesp. 85
Liquid Enamel Techniquesp. 97
Cloisonnep. 105
Champlevep. 114
Plique-a-Jourp. 124
Additional Techniquesp. 129
Projectsp. 136
Stencil & Sgraffito Sifted Earringsp. 137
Sugar-Fired Necklacep. 140
Layered Ringp. 143
Etched & Enameled Broochp. 146
Painted Buttonsp. 149
Liquid Enamel Pendantp. 152
Fold-Formed Bowlp. 154
Cloisonne Broochp. 157
Champleve Spoonp. 160
Champleve Broochp. 163
Plique-a-Jour Earringsp. 167
Enamel & Encaustic Assemblagep. 170
Metal Gauge and Bibliographyp. 173
Acknowledgmentsp. 174
Contributing Artistsp. 175
Notes about Suppliersp. 175
Indexp. 176
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ISBN: 9781579909543
ISBN-10: 157990954X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 7th February 2012
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.65