Now in paperback,a lavishly illustrated introduction to the beautiful, centuries-old art of enameling, from the inspiration of design to the intricacies of the process and the skills of firing
Enamels have fascinated the world for centuries and have been enjoying a resurgence over the last40 years.Aimed at the practicing artist enameler and the interested collector, thisinvestigation into thevarious techniqueslooks at how the manystunning effects are achieved. It provides historical background to enamelling, an introduction to enamels and precious metals, basics on tools and equipment, advice on safe practice, and technical information. It also covers such techniques as champlev, cloisonn, and plique--jour, as well asvariations of these methods. In addition to examining the various traditional techniques of enamelling on precious metals, the book also looks at contemporary developments and innovative new materials.