The Art of Fine Enameling

The Art of Fine Enameling

by Karen L Cohen, Lloyd E. Herman

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Overview

No wonder enameling stays popular for centuries-the art of melting glass onto metal creates colorful and imaginative designs that hold their luster 100 years later. Almost any metal object is fair game, and the projects featured here include spoons, plates, vases, beads, jewel boxes, goblets, ceramic panels, rings, and doorknobs. The various firing methods are easily mastered (despite their intimidating names)-from traditional techniques such as Cloisonné, Champlevé, and Plique-à-jour, to more experimental styles such as Raku-fired and Ginbari Foil Embossing. Photos of completed projects accompany close-ups of each step of applying and working the enamel. Your efforts will be rewarded with stunning results such as the Basse Taille Pendant, Champlevé Panel, Cloisonné Brooch, and an Exotic Forest Necklace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402713491
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.55(w) x 10.03(h) x 0.50(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.

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Foreword by Ulysses Grant Dietz, Chief Curator Emeritus, The Newark Museum

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