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Back by popular demand: Beginner's Guide to Enamelling (Search Press Classics).
Dorothy Cockrell encourages readers to enjoy the delights of this exciting and gratifying craft. Offering easy step-by-step photographs and instructions, she guides the reader through all the different techniques, illustrating how beautiful and unusual effects can be achieved once the basic principles have been learnt.
She discusses how to prepare the metal, choosing and mixing colours and firing methods. More advanced techniques are also included: stencilling, drawing on enamel, sgrafitto, using rubber stamps, working with gold and silver leaf, and more.
You can make jewellery, decorate boxes, create pictures, embellish bowls and produce many unique designs. The vibrant colours and wonderful textures will make you want to experiment and develop your own projects.
Packed with stimulating and innovative ideas, this book will appeal to beginners who want to start a fascinating new craft, and it will also inspire anyone interested in the art of enamelling.
New ISBN 9781782210863
Publication scheduled for 20th September 2014
Janet Notman's Look and Draw part four: look what I've found.
Janet Notman's Look and Draw Part three:
Beryl Ball, who was a member of the Guild of Enamellers for quite some years is having an exhibition to celebrate her 90th birthday and would very much like to invite local enamellers to it.
The Exhibition is at The Hayloft Gallery, Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol
Saturday-Sunday, 12-13 July 2014, 10am-7pm
She will be showing enamels, paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewellery, and manuscripts in order to give an idea of what she has worked on in her long, busy, questing, life.
A look again at The Stefan Knapp article first posted here in January 2012:
Enamelled steel panel by Stefan Knapp at Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead.
At New Year, Tilly and I were looking at late 20th century abstract paintings at the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead. One large piece in particular caught our eye and took us by surprise as it wasn’t actually a painting at all but an enamelled steel panel about 1.3 metres square. Intrigued, we asked the curator if he could tell us more about it. The artist was Stefan Knapp 1921-1996 and this piece, produced in the 1960's is one of his Ariel Landscapes. The inspiration for these came from his time taking reconnaissance photos whilst an RAF fighter pilot during WWII.