“Contemporary Enameling – Art and Techniques” by Lilyan Bachrach, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2005, 256 pages, 550 color photos, 8 1/2″ x 11″ hard cover.
Thirty four recognized enamel artists describe the working methods they have developed for their specialized enameling techniques. Topics include: cloisonné on fine silver beads, gold wire cloisonné on fine silver, shading techniques, large cloisonné and basse taille, plique-à-jour, enameling vessel forms, painting techniques and materials, screening techniques and torch firing, use of decals, foils, overglazes, enamel as a resist, layering, sgraffito and charts. Also, a beginners course in enameling. There is also a large gallery of contemporary enamelists providing short biographies of each artist with full color photos of their work. Highly Recommended.