by Ruth Ball


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Enamelling - the fusion of glass on metal - provides opportunities for amazing effects, colours and styles of jewellery. In this book, Ruth Ball outlines each of the main enamel techniques in step-by-step detail and gives an insight into the variety of modern methods available for exploration. Contents include: the fundamental preparations, enamel characteristics and types; designing, constructing, firing and finishing enamel; cloissoné; engraving and etching; painted enamel; and various additional techniques, methods and effects. The gallery showcases work from over 30 international contemporary enamellists, and there is also a 'troubleshooting' section to help readers identify, remedy and repair any problems they may encounter along the way. This is an extremely practical, accessible and user-friendly handbook, packed with useful information, advice and clearly illustrated, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912217458
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Series: Jewellery Handbooks
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ruth Ball is both a professional jewellery designer and enameller as well as part-time lecturer at various art colleges. She runs jewellery and enamelling courses and she exhibits widely in the UK.

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