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So you are thinking about trying enameling?


Enamel is one of the most versatile, challenging and exciting materials

that you can work with!

Very simply, enamel is glass that is fused to metal. It is formulated specially to provide a molecular bond with metal when the glass and metal are heated to the same temperature (approximately 1400° F) simultaneously. This is done in a small kiln.

Enamels can be opaque ( you cannot see the metal surface through them) or transparent (you can)


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Opaque                 Transparent

One of the easiest ways to learn about enamel is to experiment with layers. The enamel glass is ground up to the consistency of salt or sugar and can be applied using sifters.

Various layers of colour can be differentiated with stencils or sifted freely to create abstract or textural effects. Combining and contrasting opaque and transparent layers can create an infinite variety of effects.

The layers can be simple, to create bold graphic effects, or complex to create interesting textures or compositions.



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There are no limits to what you can do with enamel!


To get started - just click on "Level I" above and then follow the links in the sidebar on the left. Happy enamelling!



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