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Jewelry Design: New York State Artists Exhibition

…forming a soft wave pattern. Through experimentation he has also evolved a method of enameling on aluminum which he characterizes as very spontaneous. His most accomplished piece Primordial Transformation (Open-Face…

Small Wonders – Aromatic Adornments

…Roman glass) named “Favrile” (referring to the Latin word Faber, for craftsman like). Tiffany also revived and promoted a number of antique jewelry making techniques, such as guilloche enameling, which…

Enamels in the Delaware Art Museum

Unbeknownst to most enamelists, there is a treasure of turn of the century enamels at the Delaware Art Museum. I recently had a chance to study several of the pieces…

Metalsmith ’94 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

This article showcases various exhibitions in the form of collected exhibition reviews published in the 1994 Winter issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. This features Nancy Worden, Jonathan Bonner, Betty Helen…

The Works of Solveig Haukaas

Solveig Haukaas started to work in an enamel workshop in Bergen, Norway when she was near 17 years old. One day of each week she attended art school and in…

Studio Visit – Patty Spiro

…them. I’ve begun outgrowing my shop. My latest toy is an old Paragon enameling kiln. It’s located on a table in an outside hallway of our home because there wasn’t…

Goldsmithing: Etching on Metal

…on buildings), and as a preliminary step for enameling, niello, or inlay. Figure 10.64 Prepared piece in the etching solution. The technique of etching has a long history, and can…

Reticulation – Ridges and Ripples

…better control. (To make it easier to move the sheet in and out of the kiln, place it on a wire enameling screen.) Hold the metal a, 1,100°F for at…

Barbara Nakae

…she used enameling on copper and put in very long hours of detailed work. Barbara lives on in her family and her beautiful artwork. Services for Barbara were held Thursday,…

Making of Carnival dancer pendant – Part 5

5 cm diameter round pendant, showing a beautiful woman dancing at Carnival in Brazil. 18k white and yellow gold , with colored enamel, yellow, green, blue. Handmade hollow jewelry….

The Enamelware of John Smith

This article showcases the selected works from the enamelist John Smith exhibition at Kaskaskia college. The exhibition took place March 15 through April 4, 2010 at Kaskaskia College, Centralia, IL….