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The Art Of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

With this lavish introduction to the centuries-old art of enameling, even beginners can effortlessly create imaginative designs. Written with clarity and passion by a leader in the field, it covers all the popular techniques, the fundamentals of setting up a studio, and 14 fabulous projects. The various styles range from traditional cloisonné, champlevé, and plique-à-jour to experimental techniques such as firing enamel onto mesh forms. Even more creative possibilities await in the firing: use copper oxide to create cool color variations or try raku firing for unique effects. All the well-photographed projects, from a vibrantly toned flower ring to an elegant set of buttons with a delicate leaf pattern, encourage novices to use their skills and imagination.

Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Lark Crafts; New edition edition (August 28, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 157990954X

ISBN-13: 978-1579909543

Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.5 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

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I just got a copy of this book, and am overwhelmed by how amazing it is. Starting with clear detailed explanations of all the fundamentals (including working with enamel colors and setting finished enamels), the book then presents an extensive discussions of a wide variety of enameling techniques, and finishes with 12 challenging projects. But just as importantly, the book is absolutely filled with beautiful color photos of contemporary enamel works by a wide range of artists.For anyone interested in enameling, this is an ESSENTIAL addition to their library!

This beautiful book is the most comprehensive enameling book yet. A novice could follow the teachings in this book and end up knowing more than enamelists with experience. The Hot Tips and Historical portions are fabulous. I have not referred to any of my other enameling books since I got my hands on this masterpiece. Thank you Linda Darty!

I have three or four other enameling books. This book is the best by far. The things that make it great are the wonderful tips, clear descriptions, sharp photos and interesting projects. Everyone I show this book to goes out and buys a copy for themselves.

I had been enameling for several months when I came upon this book. It provided answers to my many questions. I enjoy the historical highlights and the fast facts helpful hints. I also love the projects provided which teach beginners and those more advanced the various techniques. This book has been a definite plus to my library.

This is the MOST AWESOME book!! Of all the books I have in my library this one is the BEST. I highly, highly, highly recommended it. Most detailed and full of color photographs! Steps are easy to follow. All level of enamelists must have a copy!!

I've owned this book since it was first published and learned much about the art from its pages. Last week I had the good fortune to take a week-long workshop with the author at the Revere Academy in San Francisco. We used the book as text and reference throughout a fantastic week of exploration. In person, Linda is every bit as informative and enthusiastic as her fine book would lead one to expect. For anyone who can't share the luck of those who have studied with her directly, this book is by far the most thorough, clearly written, beautifully illustrated enameling manual currently in print. If you want to learn The Art of Enameling, buy this book before any other!

What a wonderfull reference to have on hand when enameling. This is a great book for first timers as well as those that have been doing it for a while. Step by step instructions and illustrations make the book easy to follow and understand.

Very comprehensive, photos and examples are excellent, projects are great. I can't recommended this book enough for artists interested in enameling. It's a must have.

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