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THE ART OF ENAMELING- Techniques, Projects, Inspiration- By Linda Darty
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.
For over ten years, Linda Darty has been a leader in the field of contemporary enameling, constantly on the forefront of research and development of innovative techniques. Her own enamel/metal work has been included in major collections, exhibitions, and highly regarded publications such as American Craft and Metalsmith around the world.
Linda is a member of the American Crafts Council and Society of North American Goldsmiths and has been a board member of the Penland School of Crafts and The Enamelist Society.
Linda currently lives in Greenville, North Carolina where she teaches as professor of metal and enameling at East Carolina University School of Art.
Soft cover - 176pg,