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Enamelling on Precious Metals

By Jeanne Werge-Hartley

ISBN: 9781861265067
PUBLISHED: 2002
PAGES: 176
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 185 colour photos 13 line drawings

Enamels have fascinated the world for centuries and have been enjoying a resurgence over the last forty years. Enamelling on Precious Metals looks at how such stunning effects are achieved from the inspiration of design through the intricacies of the process to the skills of firing.

Topics covered: An introduction of the enamels and the precious metals used for enamelling. The details and alternative approaches to champleve, cloisonne, plique ˆ jour and other techniques explained. The work of leading enamellers including Jane Short and Fred Rich introduced. Advice on working safely, and technical information about enamel colours and their firing temperatures.

Lavishly illustrated with some 200 colour photographs and line drawings.

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