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The Art and Craft of Enameling on Metal Explained Clearly and Precisely
Núria López-Ribalta and Eva Pascual i Miró, photography by Loan Soto - All books by this author
Enameling on metal is an ancient and revered art form, and this book presents detailed instruction that is suitable for self-teaching as well as for use in formal crafts classes. An opening chapter discusses and illustrates examples of enameled art objects created by medieval, renaissance, and modern masters. A chapter that follows shows and explains the materials, tools, and equipment that students of this craft will need—the special enamels and metal sheets, as well as mallets, files, brushes, metal-working tools, acids, abrasives, and the kiln for firing finished pieces. Subsequent chapters present detailed instruction in mastering various techniques that include pigment mixing, etching, engraving, painting, and firing. Students are introduced to several different enameling methods, such as cloisonné and basse taille. The book concludes with step-by-step instructions for a series of projects that students can carry out to produce a variety of beautiful enameled metal objects, including jewelry, wall hangings, decorative boxes, vases, urns, and sculptures. Hundreds of instructive color photos.
About The Authors:
Núria López-Ribalta has her own enameling studio and regularly exhibits her drawings, paintings, and enamel work in international exhibitions. She also teaches and writes extensively on the subject of enameling on metal.
Eva Pascual i Miró is an expert in antiques, and specializes in Catalan furniture and Catalan and medieval decorative arts, including metalwork.
Hardcover w/jacket / 160 Pages / 9 x 12 / 2010