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Enamel Painting

Enamel painting opens the door to a world of representational and abstract designs as well as colors on metal jewelry. Learn all about this technique.

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Rio Model 1000 Enameling Kiln

The Rio 1000 enameling kiln features three pre-set firing temperatures for enamels and six that you can define. Use the exclusive Rio controller to set and maintain firing temperatures. Perfect for all types of enameling, including tall…

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Josiane Tragesar’s “A Way of the Cross”

In my capacity as Liturgical artist I recently received a commission from St. Columban’s Catholic Parish to create a work of art depicting the Way of the Cross for their new church. Part 1 – The Concept The medium was to be enamel, glass…

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The Enamel Arts Foundation Goals

Bernard N. Jazzar, President of the Board of Directors of the newly formed Enamel Arts Foundation, announces that the Foundation has received a non-profit designation by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) educational and cultural institution. The Enamel…

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Terry Gay Puckett: Retrospective Exhibition

Editor’s Note: Terry’s Retrospective Exhibition had more than 30 enamels. The Retrospective Catalog has 26 pages with 31 illustrations. There are 14 enamels depicted (some of the enamels are as large as 17 x 14 inches). The…

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2009 Exhibition of Enamel Art Work

A three person exhibition of enamel art work earlier this year by Veenu Shah, Kana Lomrur and Jyoti Singh created an enormous interest among art lovers and critics, many of whom were seeing enamels in this context and scale for the first time.…

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The Enamelware of Radka Urbanova

Radka’s first encounter with enamel was in early childhood. She used to go to an Orthodox Church with her father and at the end of the service all participants kissed small enamel cross held by the priest. The cross possessed unique, extraordinary…

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Teaching Enameling at the International Enamel Studio

One of the main tasks of the International Enamel Studio is to save our 1000 year-old enamel art and techniques and the other one is to help young talented people. Laszlo Gyegyadesz, director organizes courses for talented young people. Endre…

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The Enamel Art of the “Nine Lively Ladies”

We are a group of artists who call ourselves “Nine Lively Ladies.” A year ago, I had to come up with a theme for our 9th show. What better inspiration than our name – Nine Lively Ladies. Each of us would produce 9 pieces, 9 x 9 inches…

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Unconventional Enameling Projects

I am a self-taught enamellist. Having never heard of enameling, I began in the mid-70s with enamels and copper shapes that the local children’s crafts program was throwing away. One trip to the mall, the purchase of a small table-top…

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Sansone Studio: Famous Enamel Works

Sometime around 1989 or 1990,I got a call from a friend, Steve Kissler, who owned a small gift shop in Old Town, Mariemont, Ohio. The store was called The Shaker Seed Box and featured furniture, boxes and accessories made in the Shaker style.…

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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 first time in years, I unloaded my van. I figured……

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The Enamelware of Tibor Kopocs

In 1987, some drawings I had made were exhibited (about 30 etchings) in Szolnok, Hungary. A friend of mine, László Bokros, a painter, organized and directed the exhibition and when he saw my etchings, he shouted, “You have to enamel.”…

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Enamels in Medieval Galleries

The innovative Medieval Galleries, occupying a complete wing of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, have now been open for several months. There was extensive initial press coverage and a great surge of visitors: but with such spacious…

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Sansone Studio: Ancient Enameling Techniques

Artists Joel and Pamela Sansone are maestros of glass. Walking into the Sansone’s Studio is like stumbling upon a surprise, a vibrant gem, tucked in an obscure corner next to a dance studio and across the street from St. Mark’s-…

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Overglaze Technique

For more than twenty years, I have been using overglazes as a direct painting technique. My canvas usually is a fired, flux and white base coated enameled copper piece. Although I sometimes make a rough sketch for placement, I more often paint…

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The Enamel Material

Enamel comes in a number of forms: lump, string, liquid, and powder, as well as in the optical qualities of transparent, opaque, and opalescent. The important factor in selecting an enamel is that it be made for the metal you are using. Enamel…

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Enameling Malleable Copper

Early in the 1400’s someone discovered that a design of juxta- positioned colored enamels would not intermingle when heated to their fusing temperature. Partitions were not necessary! Then someone found that one color could be applied over…

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Portrait with Enamel Watercolors

My design for a portrait in enamel is based on either a photocopy of a photograph or my sketch of the subject. The work is divided into small sections of various sizes and shapes. Each piece is an almost independent unit. Cutouts made from photocopies…

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China Painting on Enamel Process

Although enameling is a new art form for me, I came to it with many years of china painting experience. Painting on porcelain is a time consuming process. Each firing requires several hours, and three or more firings may be needed to complete…

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The Enamelware of Ben Caldwell

Ben Caldwell is a painter, copper and silver smith, musical instrument builder, and inventor. He trained at the Studio School of New York under Charles Cajori, an abstract expressionist who exhibited with William de Kooning in the 1960s.…

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