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Issues of Glass On Metal
Technique, Science, Technology, etc.
Dry Enamels with a Screen Printing Method
by Peter Grigg, from Vol. 12, No. 5, October 1993
Enamel printing using a silkscreen method.
There Differences Between Lead Bearing and Lead Free
by Bill Helwig, from Vol. 10, No. 1, February 1991.
Differences between leaded and non leaded enamels.
the Gap -
Plique a Jour with a Profound Twist
by Bill Helwig, from Vol. 21, No.4, August 2002
Copper foil method of plique a jour; how to.
by Bill Helwig, from Vol. 3, No. 3, June 1984.
How to...Camaïeu Technique.
by Margarete Seeler, from Vol. 5,
No. 5, October 1986. Cloisonné how-to.
Techniques & Materials
by Tom Ellis, from Vol. 12, No. 6, December 1993.
Using multiple techniques on the same enameled piece.
Mesh Plique à Jour
by Jaime Frechette, from Vol. 21, No. 2, April 2002
How to...use copper mesh, or screen, to create a plique a
by Edmund Massow, from Vol. 19, No. 4, October 2000
How to...enamel on round or oval copper balls.
by Tom Ellis, from Volume16, No. 3, August 1997.
How-to use malleable copper as a base metal for enameling.
by Woodrow W. Carpenter, from Volume 1, Number 2,
March 1982. Preparation of enamel prior to
Options for Champlevé
by Coral Shaffer, from Vol. 17, No. 4, October
Various etching methods available to enamelers.
with PnP Paper: Photos
by Katharine S. Wood, from Volume 20, No. 1, February
2001. How-to...use PnP paper for etching metal.
Techniques for Carefree Lusters
by Harry McDaniel, from Vol. 13, No. 6, Dec. 1994
Use of luster powders on enameled surfaces
Photographs in Enamel:
The Ceramic Tissue Method
by James Doran, from Volume 13, No. 3, April
1994. How-to...make enamel photographs using the Ceramic
Die Forming for Enamelists
by Carol Holaday, from Vol. 18, No. 1, April 1999.
Use of form-pressing equipment.
A New Technique
or The Characteristics of Glass in Use
by Bill Helwig, from Vol. 3, No. 2, April 1984.
How to...Impasto Technique.
of Holding Agents on Enamel Clarity (Experimental Notes)
by Bill Helwig, from Volume 1, Number 3, May 1982
Notes on use of holding agents and enamel clarity.
Enamel - An Ideal Technique for the Beginner
and Novice: Using Lead-Free Enamel
by Tom Ellis, from Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1987.
How to...use liquid enamels for beginners.
Low-Cost Press Forming Technique
by Edmund Massow, from Volume 19, No. 3, August
2000. How-to...create an inexpensive forming setup.
Suitable for Enameling
by Woodrow W. Carpenter, from Volume 5, No. 6,
December 1986. Summary and description of the types of
metals that will support enamel.
About Lead Free Enamel
by Tom Ellis, from Vol. 10, No. 1, February 1991.
More information about lead free enamels.
of Metal Preparation
by Woodrow W. Carpenter, from Vol. 1, No. 1, January
1982. Preparation of the metal surface to be enameled.
by Woodrow W. Carpenter, from Volume 13, No. 6, December 1994. Opalescent enamel firing directions.
Enamel - Galina Selezneva - Step by Step Notes
by Galina Selezneva and Bill Helwig, from Vol. 11,
No. 1, February 1992. Miniature enamel painting,
by Bill Helwig, from Volume 1, Number 2, March
Enamel particle size, and their relationship to different
Plique à Jour - Yesterdays Technique Today
Helwig, from Vol. 11, No. 3, June 1992. Plique à
Use of Liquid Metals
by Martin Hanson, from Vol. 7, No. 5, Oct. 1988.
How to properly use liquid metals.
by Jean Tudor, from Vol. 20, No.3, June 2001.
Metallic luster effect for enamels.
Flowers - Basse Taille
by Bill Helwig,
from Vol. 2, No. 2, April 1983.
Basse Taille how-to.
Revolutionary New Blockout Technique
for Etching Metal
by Katharine Wood with Paul Silverman, from Vol. 15,
No. 3, August 1996
Use of PnP Paper as an etching resist
Enamel - Old and New Variations
Ellis, from Vol. 11, No. 3, April 1992. Separation
by Bill Helwig, from Vol. 2, No. 5, October
1983. How to...Proper Sifting Techniques.
& Patterned Carefree Luster Decals
by Pat DIACCA Topp, from Vol. 15, No. 4, Oct.
1996. How-to use luster decal sheets.
Repoussé and Granular/Color Spray
Techniques: An Extension of Sgrafitto/Grisaille
by John Killmaster, Professor of Art, Boise State
University Enamels Program,
from Vol. 8, No. 3, June 1989.
Overview of the repoussé process on steel, and using liquid
enamels in a spray technique with a granular effect.
Down the Edges - Add a Three-Dimensional
Look and Feel to
by Tom Ellis, from Volume 20, No. 2, April 2001.
How-to create panels with a turned-down edge from flat
Millefiori, Wafers and Decals
in a Controlled Manner
by Edmund Massow, from Vol. 19, No. 1, Feb.
How-to use Millefiori, wafers and decals.
in Painting Technique
by Stell Shevis, from Volume 19, No. 2, April
2000. How-to painting techniques on steel tiles.
History, Education, etc.
Artist Inviews, Speeches, etc.
by Kenneth F. Bates, from Vol. 6, No. 5, October 1987
Keynote speech from Enamel Conference, 1987. The 'Dean
of American Enameling' speaks on considerations about making your
hobby into a profession.
from Vol. 9, No. 1, February 1990
Life, work and technical information from Charles Parthesius,
Miguel Angel Pineda
by Miriam Fastag, from Vol. 10, No. 1, February 1991
Life and work of Mexican Enameler Miguel Pineda.
Knapp: A Visionary Artist
Who Worked in Enamel
from Vol. 18, No. 3, October 1999. Overview of the
life of Stefan Knapp, enamel artist.