techniques are many and varied, and a wide range of personal innovation
is possible. The techniques explained in detail in this book are for
vitreous enamels, "hard enamels" on metal. More than 30 experienced
enamelists share their specialized knowledge for using cloisonne,
plique-a-jour, champleve, and basse-taille techniques on silver, gold,
foils, and metal clay to make jewelry, vessels, portraits, and more.
Works in contemporary
enameling from an additional 55 artists are displayed in the gallery.
Over 350 color photographs show the beautiful jewelry and art objects
they have made in recent years.