Enamelling on Precious Metals

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Crowood Press, Limited, Jul 6, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 176 pages
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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 last 40 years. Aimed at the practicing artist enameler and the interested collector, this investigation into the various techniques looks at how the many stunning 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 as variations 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.

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About the author (2010)

Jeanne Werge-Hartley has a personal workshop for enamelling, and works to both public and private commission. She is a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and founding member of the British Society of Enamellers.

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