Enamelling on Precious Metals

Author(s): Jeanne Werge-Hartley


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 a 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. AUTHOR Jeanne Werge-Hartley has been actively involved with jewellery and enamelling for many years. She has her own personal workshop, and works to both public and private commission. She is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and Founder Member of the British Society of Enamellers. SALES An investigation into the many specific known techniques of enamelling-aimed at the practising artist enameller and the interested collector Much of the work illustrated is previously unpublished REVIEWS 'Beautifully illustrated' (Library Journal) 'Well researched" (Association of Contemporary Jewellery) 'Astounding and extremely competent' (Glass on Metal) ILLUSTRATIONS Lavishly illustrated with some 185 colour photographs and 13 line drawings. *


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  • : 9781861265067
  • : The Crowood Press
  • : The Crowood Press
  • : 0.9344
  • : August 2002
  • : .71 Inches X 8.6 Inches X 10.3 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jeanne Werge-Hartley
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 738.4
  • : 176