“Enamelling on Precious Metals” by Jeanne Werge-Hartley, The Crowood Press, Ltd., 173 pages, full color, hardbound, 8 3/4″ x 10 1/2″, 2002
Enamels have fascinated the world for centuries and have been enjoying a resurgence over the last forty years. Enamelling on Precious Metals looks at how such stunning effects are achieved from the inspiration of design through the intricacies of the process to the skills of firing. Topics covered: an introduction of the enamels and the precious metals used for enameling; the details and alternative approaches to champlevé, cloisonné, plique-à-jour, and other techniques explained; the work of leading enamellers including Jane Short and Fred Rich introduces; advice on working safely, and technical information about enamel colors and their firing temperatures. Lavishly illustrated with some 200 color photographs and line drawings.