Author

Jaime Frechette

Website: http://glass-on-metal.com


Articles and Videos by Jaime Frechette:

Studio Beyond Walls June 2010

The show season had come and gone. With my kids still in school, I was unable to participate in the winter fairs in Flordia. I made a promise to myself to find somewhere to put my art. So for the…

San Diego Enamel Guild Exhibition

This past summer, I received notification that several pieces of my work had been accepted into the San Diego Enamel Guild 2004 Exhibition – Playing With Fire. An opportunity arose allowing me to travel to attend the opening, and since…

From Art to Enameling Career

I would first like to introduce myself. My name is Jaime Frechette and I am a studio artist from Cincinnati, Ohio. I received my BFA from Kent State University in 1993 with a concentration in Metalsmithing and Enameling, and then…

Commercial Enameled Art Projects

The show season had come and gone. With my kids still in school, I was unable to participate in the winter fairs in Florida. I made a promise to myself to find somewhere to put my art. So for the…

Studio Enameling with Jaime Frechette

It’s hard to believe how quickly this year has flown. My kids are already half way, through their first quarter of school. I have completed my last art fair of the year and I am really excited to begin my…

Copper Mesh Plique a Jour

Interested in illuminating my work and using experimental techniques, I came across copper mesh. There are many kinds of mesh, but only a few are easily obtained without buying in bulk from industrial suppliers. I have been using the ‘Impressions’ mesh, from American Art Clay Co., with transparent enamels for making plique a jour pieces. The mesh can be purchased from a local craft store or online. There are three varieties available, ranging from dense cloth like mesh , to 1/8 to 1/4 inches diamond shaped expanded mesh.

Electroforming Step-by-Step

Electroforming is the process of controlling the metal deposit from an anode metal, through electrolyte solution, onto an electroconductive surface. Basically, a skin of metal is built up into a rigid structure. The materials you will need to get started are as follows.