Engraving and Enamelling - The Art of Champleve


By Phil Barnes
ISBN:
PUBLISHED: 2010
PAGES: 128
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 209 colour photographs

The exquisite colours of enamelling have been the choice of kings for centuries. This book explains the rich traditions of the magnificent technique of champleve, which combines the skills of engraving and enamelling. Champleve is a technique of enamelling requiring the creation of a cell into which enamel is then applied. Celebrating fifty years of working as a master craftsman, Phil Barnes gives a unique insight into all aspects of the process. He explains the techniques of engraving in preparation for enamelling, and then looks at enamels and how to work with them to create a piece, through to the final polishing and finishing.


  • Brief background to the history of enamelling, the materials and the techniques used
  • Introduction to the workshop and tools for the engraver and the enameller
  • Instruction on transferring designs and making first cuts, recessing a cell and surface texturing for enamel
  • Techniques for working with enamels, including laying over shaped surfaces, grading colours and repairing
  • Advice on kilns and firing, polishing and finishing

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