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List of Past Articles
Volume and Issue
Date of Issue
Vol. 06, No. 05 October 1993 Keynote Speech
at the Enamel Convention - Cincinnati, Ohio
August 28th - 31st 1987
Kenneth F. Bates
Vol. 21 No. 04 June 1984

Bridging the Gap - 
Plique a Jour with a Profound Twist

Copper foil method of plique a jour; how to.

Bill Helwig
Vol. 10, No. 1 February 1991 Are There Differences Between Lead Bearing and Lead Free Enamels? Differences between leaded and non leaded enamels. Bill Helwig
Vol. 5, No. 5 October 1986 How to...Cama�eu Technique. Cloisonn� Cup Margarete Seeler
Vol. 12, No. 6 December 1993 Cloisonn� how-to. Combination Techniques & Materials Tom Ellis
Vol. 21, No. 2 April 2002 sing multiple techniques on the same enameled piece. Copper Mesh Plique � Jour Jaime Frechette
Vol. 19, No. 4 October 2000 How to...use copper mesh, or screen, to create a plique a jour. Enameling Copper Balls Edmund Massow
Volume16, No. 3 August 1997 How to...enamel on round or oval copper balls. Enameling Malleable Copper Tom Ellis
Volume 1, Number 2 March 1982 How-to use malleable copper as a base metal for enameling. Enamel Preparation Woodrow W. Carpenter
Vol. 17, No. 4 October 1998 Preparation of enamel prior to application. Etching Options for Champlev� Coral Shaffer
Volume 20, No. 1 February 2001 Various etching methods available to enamelers. Etching with PnP Paper: Photos by , from , . How-to...use PnP paper for etching metal. Katharine S. Wood
Vol. 13, No. 6 Dec. 1994 Experimental Techniques for Carefree Lusters. Use of luster powders on enameled surfaces Harry McDanie
Volume 13, No. 3 April 1994 Fused Photographs in Enamel: The Ceramic Tissue Method, How-to...make enamel photographs using the Ceramic Tissue method. James Doran
Vol. 18, No. 1 April 1999 Hydraulic Die Forming for Enamelists. Use of form-pressing equipment. Carol Holaday
Vol. 3, No. 2 April 1984 mpasto - A New Technique or The Characteristics of Glass in Use. How to...Impasto Technique. Bill Helwig
Volume 1, Number 3 May 1982 Influence of Holding Agents on Enamel Clarity (Experimental Notes). Notes on use of holding agents and enamel clarity. Bill Helwig
Vol. 6, No. 6 December 1987 Liquid Enamel - An Ideal Technique for the Beginner and Novice: Using Lead-Free Enamel. How to...use liquid enamels for beginners Tom Ellis
Volume 19, No. 3 August 2000 A Low-Cost Press Forming Technique. How-to...create an inexpensive forming setup. Edmund Massow
Volume 5, No. 6 December 1986 Metals Suitable for Enameling.Summary and description of the types of metals that will support enamel. Woodrow W. Carpenter
Vol. 10, No. 1 February 1991 More About Lead Free Enamel. More information about lead free enamels. Tom Ellis
Vol. 1, No. 1 January 1982 Overview of Metal Preparation. Preparation of the metal surface to be enameled. Woodrow W. Carpenter
Volume 13, No. 6 December 1994 Opalescent Enamel.Opalescent enamel firing directions. Woodrow W. Carpenter
Vol. 11, No. 1 February 1992 Painting Enamel - Galina Selezneva - Step by Step Notes.Miniature enamel painting, how-to. Galina Selezneva and Bill Helwig
Volume 1, Number 2 March 1982 Enamel particle size, and their relationship to different techniques. Bill Helwig
Vol. 11, No. 3 June 1992 Plique � Jour - Yesterdays Technique Today. Plique � jour how-to. Proper Bill Helwig
Vol. 7, No. 5 Oct. 1988 Use of Liquid Metals. How to properly use liquid metals. Martin Hanson
Vol. 20, No.3 June 2001 Raku Enameling. Metallic luster effect for enamels. Jean Tudor
Vol. 2, No. 2 April 1983 Random Wild Flowers - Basse Taille. Basse Taille how-to. Bill Helwig
Vol. 15, No. 3 August 1996 A Revolutionary New Blockout Technique for Etching Metal. Use of PnP Paper as an etching resist Separation Enamel. Katharine Wood with Paul Silverman
Vol. 11, No. 3 April 1992 Old and New Variations. Separation technique how-to. Tom Ellis
Vol. 2, No. 5 October 1983 Sifting. How to...Proper Sifting Techniques. Bill Helwig
Vol. 15, No. 4 Oct. 1996 Solid & Patterned Carefree Luster Decals. How-to use luster decal sheets. Pat DIACCA Topp
Vol. 8, No. 3 June 1989 Steel Repouss and Granular/Color Spray Techniques: An Extension of Sgrafitto/Grisaille John Killmaster, Professor of Art, Boise State University Enamels Program
Volume 20, No. 2 April 2001 Overview of the repouss process on steel, and using liquid enamels in a spray technique with a granular effect. Turn Down the Edges - Add a Three-Dimensional Look and Feel to Flat Panels. How-to create panels with a turned-down edge from flat sheet. Tom Ellis
Vol. 19, No. 1 Feb. 2000 Using Millefiori, Wafers and Decals in a Controlled Manner. Edmund Massow
Volume 19, No. 2 April 2000 Variations in Painting Technique. How-to painting techniques on steel tiles. Stell Shevis


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