Tom Ellis

Separation Enamel has been an accessory enamelling product for many years. Traditionally it has been placed along side of techniques such as scrolling, the use of lumps and threads and "happy accidents".

It has been considered a high fire technique with little control of the outcome. Objects made from the separation technique have most often been limited to forms with sloped sides or bowls. For many years Thompson C. Thompson Co. sold lead bearing separation enamel. If this product was not properly thinned with oil, a black residue would result after firing. It also did not seem to work very well on flat surfaces. Several years ago, Ceramic Coating Company developed a lead-free separation enamel. This is now the separation enamel that Thompson Enamel carries.

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