As we now have an award for the use of Wet Process Enamel, these notes, prepared for a 2003 Workshop by Joan Bolton King, may assist those who would like to learn more about their use. (It may help with our 2023 Themed Topic.)

Sgraffito is the scratching away of a top surface to reveal an underlying layer. It is therefore ideal for enamelling, particularly when using liquid enamels over copper. The deliberately exposed metal will oxidise when the surrounding enamel is fired, leaving a dark mark. Clear-cut edges are possible because liquid enamels are very finely ground, adhere quite strongly to the metal as they dry, but are easily scraped loose before firing.

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