Enamelling on Precious Metals


Enamels have fascinated the world for centuries and have been enjoying a resurgence since the 1960s. This book looks at how such stunning effects are achieved from the inspiration of design through the intricacies of the process to the skills of firing. Topics covered include an introduction of the enamels and the precious metals used for enamelling; the details and alternative approaches to champleve, cloisonne, plique a jour and other techniques; and the work of leading enamellers, including Jane Short and Fred Rich is introduced. Advice on working safely, and technical information about enamel colours and their firing temperatures is also covered.

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