The Art of Fine Enameling

The Art of Fine Enameling

by Karen L. Cohen

Hardcover(Second Edition)

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The most comprehensive book of enameling and enameling techniques has been completely revised to bring you this essential new reference.

The wonderful world of enameling—fusing glass to metal under high-temperature conditions— is diverse! Practically anything made from enamel-friendly metal can be enameled, from vases to jewelry to buttons to metal mesh and solid forms. In the first edition, published in 2002, Cohen explored this world as it was then, but so much knowledge has been gained in the last 17 years that it was definitely time for an update!

Every chapter and project has been completely reviewed, revised, and updated; it’s a whole new book, and one you will want in your reference library. The look and organization is updated, 15 years of experience has been added, about half the projects have changed, and two types of mini-projects to expand your learning experience are included. In addition, each project has a gallery of the work of other artists working in the same technique, to give a view of other ways a technique can look and be used. Classic techniques such as champlevé, cloisonné, and plique-à-jour each have projects, as do newer approaches such as the use of graphite pencil and enameling on steel—21 project lessons in all. And you will find the extensive troubleshooting chapter indispensable.

**Silver Award Winner in Foreword Reviews Indie Awards in Hobbies & Home, 2019

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811737920
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 11/15/2019
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 331,337
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

With a love for teaching and a 40-year passion for enameling, Karen L. Cohen shares her knowledge of this time-tested art form. Her first love is Cloisonné enameling on fine silver for the luminosity, depth, and variety of color, but she also enjoys working in an array of techniques on copper. She is proud to present this completely revised and updated edition of her book, to which over 165 artists have contributed. She resides in Milford, Pennsylvania.

Karen has a set of web pages that provide book extensions including experimental results and info provided by others that did not make it into the book. Check it out at:

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