The Art of Enameling
Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
ISBN10: 157990954X ISBN13: 9781579909543 Publisher: Lark Books Published: Aug 28 2006 Pages: 176 Weight: 1.50lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 8.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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 cloisonn , champlev , and plique- -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.