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ENAMEL LIQUIDATION SALE - San Diego, Ca./Craigs List

Hi everyone,Please go to the listed Craigslist site for an enamel liquidation sale for Louise Gillingham.  You will find pictures of the many things for sale including the dates and time of the sale.  Thanks, Mike Gillinghamhttp://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/art/4776266933.html See More
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Metalsmith Techniques

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Jean Van Brederode replied to Denise Rieth's discussion JoolTool info
"In case anyone is interested, I have a new jewel tool for sale with a lot of accessory pads. I am asking $550. Contact me at javb2000@aol.com."
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Trish White replied to Denise Rieth's discussion JoolTool info
"Hi Denise, I viewed the JoolTool video and how it works - I didn't particularly care for it - I think it moves way too fast for enamels and is expensive, and I don't see how you can see your enamels that well while working with a small…"
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"Hallo, I'm not sure, whether the question is still from interest for you. I find it very pity, that nobody; with the exception of ...... has an idea or answer. Therefore here my assessment for using the Jool-Tool machine. Beforehand! I have not…"
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Painting - Grisaille, Limoges, Impasto - Chapter #8

Grisaille - A very fine ground white enamel is painted onto a dark enamel background in such a way that all the shades from opaque white to all the grays are used on the image.See More
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Metalsmith Techniques

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Basse Taille - Chapter #2

French for "low cut" describes the texturing of metal to create illusionary depths when the light from transparent enamels reflect off the metal.See More
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Liquid Enamel - Chapter #7

Enamel when ground can be suspended in water or in oil. In a aqueous solution, with special additives, it is supplied commercially as LIQUID ENAMEL. (sometimes called Slush or Crackle.) Liquid enamel is applied to metal either by spraying, pouring, dipping or painting.See More
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TRANSLATION INFORMATION

We can now translate your questions in:

FRENCH, ITALIAN, GERMAN

FRENCH: si vous ne parlez pas anglais vous pouvez poser votre question sur l'émaillage en français dans la boite de discussion ci-dessous. Un membre    la traduira en anglais pour les autres membres,  les réponses vous seront aussi traduites

ITALIAN: Se non parlate inglese, scrivere la tua domanda in italiano sulla smaltatura in  la casella di discussione   qui sotto e   
un membro sarà la traduzione in inglese  per gli altri membri, le risposte sarà anche tradotto

GERMAN: Wenn Sie nicht Englisch sprechen und eine Anfrage über Email stellen möchten, schreiben Sie Ihre Frage auf Deutsch im Forumbox unten
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JoolTool info 6 Replies

I'm looking at purchasing a JoolTool to help with my champleve and cloisonne grinding and finishing. I'm a hobbiest and recently had shoulder surgery. I mostly work on fine silver and some sterling. Stoning by hand is no longer an option and using…Continue

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MA Studies 1 Reply

I have just begun a very intense one year MA Fine Art course at Norwich University of the Arts, England. My focus will be on painting but the connection between enamel and oil paint in terms of create process and design are one and the same for…Continue

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can I use a diamond burr to clean my trivets? 2 Replies

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Selling all my enamels and enameling equipment -- price now $600 3 Replies

This is probably of interest only to those in the northeastern United States. I am selling everything I own related to enameling, and I would very much like to find a good home for it.  For details, please see …Continue

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Enamelling on 18K white gold 13 Replies

What type of 18K white gold is better for enameling, with palladium or platina? And any advice about using reds,oranges?Thank youR.Continue

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Favorite supplier 3 Replies

As someone new to enameling, I am wondering who your favorite supplier is and why......I need to order some basics plus more colors. I am afraid I will always be lured into buying more colors! Thanks!Continue

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Enamelling On Stainless Steel 4 Replies

Dear all, could anyone kindly advise me if it is possible to enamel on high grade stainless steel (316L)? From what I understand it may be possible with high expansion enamels, but I do not who produces these or where to source them? Does anyone…Continue

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Edges of copper after enameling 12 Replies

Hello Everyone --Does anyone have success cleaning the edges of copper after enameling pendants, etc.?Any special files or abrasives to use?Thank you,Mary RoseContinue

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Can you tumble polish Cloisonne? 7 Replies

I read somewhere before where an artist said you could tumble polish cloisonné jewelry but I've not found any information on that to confirm that this is a safe practice.  Has anyone here had any experience with this?  Do you recommend it, recommend…Continue

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Selling all my enamels and enameling equipment

This is probably of interest only to those in the northeastern United States. I am selling everything I own related to enameling, and I would very much like to find a good home for it.  For details, please see …Continue

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"Art is not what you see but what you make others see" Edgar Degas

 

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                          THE ENAMELIST SOCIETY OF INDIA

                                  7th Annual Group Show

                                    Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014

                                        11:00 am - 7:00 pm

                                  GALERIE ROMAIN ROLLAND

                                   Alliance Francaise de Delhi

                                          72 Lodhi Estate

                                             New Delhi 

Hi Friends,

We are a group of 10 artists working in very different styles all using the versatile medium of FIRED Enamel on Copper or steel, reveling in design , colour, and the magic of FIRE that draws us to this dynamic process.

Do visit us at our annual show!

Regards,

Ritu Sangal

Artists: Anindita Kishore, Ritu Sangal, Triveni Mahajan, Kana Lamror, Shruti Gautam Dev, Veenu Shah, Pradeep Malhotra, Seema Uppal, Jyoti Singh, Bhaskar Kishore

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                ROADHOUSE ARTS STUDIO

PRESENTS

WORKSHOPS WITH BARBARA MINOR

DECEMBER 5, 6, 7, 2014

9:30 - 5:00 PM

SEATS ARE GOING FAST!!

http://www.roadhousearts.com/portfolios/enamels-basics-and-some-fun-stuff-with-barbara-minor/

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  1. a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations.

     

A PAIR OF FABERGE GOLD AND GUILLOCHE ENAMEL CUFFLINKS, 1908-1917, a laurel wreath border envelops translucent blue enamel over a wavy sunburst guilloche ground, a red cabochon decorates the center, 2.5 cm. (1 in.) overall, maker's mark of Faberge workmaster Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg town mark, 56 standard

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                                 Art Deco 1925 - French Cufflinks

18 ct yellow gold - French Assay marks

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Debbie Sheezel


Australia

As a young girl I was always interested in drawing and painting. My first canvas was  6 ft x 3 ft. It was my 13th birthday present. What I really wanted!!!  I was lucky enough to have had a great Art teacher at school who encouraged me to apply to a very prestigious Art School in my State which only took 12 students. I was lucky enough to be accepted on my folio. Who knew I would be a jeweler/enamelist then?

After marriage and beginning a family, my aunt asked me to go with her to Gold & Silversmithing classes at night school. She thought I would enjoy it.

I must admit I didn't enjoy forging copper and asked the teacher what was the huge machine in the corner. He told me that it was a kiln which, when you put enamel on copper, silver or gold it would adhere to the metal. He then took some white powder, sprinkled it on to the copper and put it in the kiln. When it came out - I fell in love!!! It was smooth and glossy and soooo white!

I took myself off to buy some enamels from the badge makers in the area and bought some large sheets of copper to "paint" on with the enamel.

After some time, the other students in class began watching over my shoulder. Intrigued by the process, they too began enameling and asking me questions. I decided then to save some money and buy a small kiln. There was no-one teaching enameling in Melbourne so I bought lots of books and began experimenting. I sold my first piece for $5. After many years of experimentation, I found that I needed more knowledge with metals and decided to go back to the University to study Gold and Silversmithing. This is when I fell in love with creating jewelry. 

I enjoy a challenge and often commissioned work provides me with the incentive to try new avenues. I enjoy the cloisonné technique mostly but indulge myself with other techniques often. I have had numerous exhibitions which have been very successful.

 

Over the years I have honed my skills, beginning with painting with dry enamels on huge copper panels of 30" x 15", then large enamel bowls of which some were gifts for government dignitaries, murals, one of which is in the Brisbane International Airport and measures 16 1/2 meters long by 3 1/2 meters high. It is 2 dimensional. I have taught at RMIT University for a number of years.

I am at present on the Council of Gold & Silversmiths Guild of Australia and I occasionally teach workshops in my studio. One of my goals is to bring back the appreciation, love and beauty of enamels by teaching anyone who wants to have a go. The students I have are making fabulous work and I am learning from them also.

After 45 years of enameling, I am still very passionate about my work and enjoying the intricacies of enamel in the jewelry context. I consider my pieces miniature paintings which are one of a kind. This year I began painting in oils again as well as my jewelry making.

There is never enough time in the day for me!!

 

See Workshop listings for Debbie's schedule!
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German Enamel - Turks Head Bonbonnière

Circa 1810

 What is a Bonbonnière?

Centuries ago, European aristocrats, most notably those in France and Italy, would send their wedding guests home with a small gift called a bonbonniere, or as it's called in Italian, a bomboniere. These weren't exclusively a wedding staple since they were also given out at birthday parties and other celebratory occasions.

A bonbonniere was actually a box made of porcelain, crystal, precious stones or metal. Inside one would find delicacies made of sugar. It was from these boxed and gift wrapped confections that today's wedding favors are derived.

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Memento Mori Enamels

Memento mori jewelry is the name given to sixteenth through eighteenth century jewelry that was created as a reminder of the inevitability of death and the need to live piously. Translation from the Latin, "remember you must die," is very clearly indicative of the objective of the theme. Skulls, skeletons and coffins, often worked in gold and enamel were the predominant motifs vividly illustrating the underlying sentiment of pending mortality.
Sixteenth Century French Memento Mori Pendant.
© Trustees of the British Museum.

 An important part of the memento mori jewel was the use of text to express thoughts of death, mortality, remembrance and religion. Composed in Latin, French or English they were either engraved or enameled on the outside of a jewel or secretly on the inside, viewable only by the intended recipient.

Rings were the most common form of memento mori jewels although they could also take the form of locketspendants and brooches. The sixteenth century saw an increase in bequests for mourning rings. Often these were just plain bands engraved with a sentiment referencing the departed (sometimes specifically outlined in the will.) Money was left for the purpose of creating the rings along with a specified list of mourners. In the mid seventeenth century, the theme merged with memorial jewelry and it became popular to have the hair of the departed person, along with relevant dates and initials worked into the piece alongside the skull, coffin symbols and message. The tradition flourished in the eighteenth century but the name of the individual being memorialized became more prominent, the mourning motifs became somewhat less gruesome and the use of intricate hairwork and elaborate allegories were de rigueur.

Memento Mori Fede Ring c.1526-1575.
Inscribed: For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord (Romans, xiv. 8)
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and he shall bring it to pass (Psalm xxxvii. 5)
© Trustees of the British Museum.

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You are Invited............

EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY STUDIO ENAMELS

IN COPPER & STEEL

          VEENU SHAH & JYOTI SINGH

OCTOBER 25TH

VISUAL ARTS GALLERY

India Habitat Centre

Lodhi Rd

New Delhi

11:2am - 7pm

6:00 pm Opening

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           The Riker Bros.

 
Newark, New Jersey

The Riker Brothers jewelry firm was most notable as one of the few American companies to create plique-à-jour enamel jewelry, which included beautiful Art Nouveau styles, Japanesque water birds, and Renaissance style pendants and brooches.

Early on they manufactured Masonic and religious goods, gold fob chains and charms. In the 1870’s they added onyx and cameo lockets and rings to their line and eventually expanded to include high quality jewelry in platinum and gold. In 1916 at the Newark Industrial Exposition the pieces exhibited by Riker Brothers included platinum jewelry with diamonds, pearls and colored gemstones.

The history of Newark, New Jersey as the center of jewelry production in America began in 1801. At that time, American-made luxury goods were looked down upon. This new industry in Newark, which emphasized quality and honesty, went a long way to build up the desirability of made-in-America gold and silver items.

William Riker was born the son of Dutch immigrants in Montclair, New Jersey in 1822. At the age of 15, as was the custom of that time, William began an apprenticeship with Taylor & Baldwin where many prominent jewelers were trained. He continued his studies in New York City with Downing & Hoyt. In 1846 Riker partnered with George H. Tay, opening a shop in Newark on Quarry Street under the name Riker & Tay. The firm’s rapid growth resulted in a need for additional space and equipment. The solution was a buy-out of Bliss & Dwight at 379 Broad Street lock, stock and barrel with relocation to their facility after only a year.

Griffin Brooch Set with Seed Pearls. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.

Feeling the lure of the California gold rush, Tay left the company in 1849 to lead the life of a gold prospector. A new partnership was formed with Horace Goble, renaming the firm Riker & Goble. In 1859 the company once again relocated, this time to Green Street where it remained until Goble’s retirement in 1864. The business continued, using William Riker’s name, until his three sons were old enough to join the firm thus creating Riker & Sons. In 1870 the nomadic firm once more changed locations, this time to a schoolhouse at 42 Court Street.

Over the years, William Riker became known for several patents involving mechanical processes in the surface ornamentation of jewelry. In addition, William held a patent on a sash fastener. In 1892 William withdrew from the firm along with one of his sons. The two remaining sons changed the name of the company to Riker Brothers, closed their New York selling office and moved to 42-46 Hill Street. William Riker died in 1898 and the company continued under William Jr.'s leadership. Joseph Riker, William’s other son, left the firm and became president of the Newark Manufacturing Jewelers’ Association and president of the Merchants National Bank. The offices remained on Court Street until 1926 when they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where they remained until the 1940’s.

Riker Bros Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Riker Bros.
USA
Newark NJ
e.1846

Specialties

Founders:
Riker & Tay
Riker Bros.
e.1846

  • Patented processes for surface ornamentation of jewelry and an improved sash fastener.
  • Manufactured gold fobchains and fobs.
  • Early manufacturer of Masonic jewelry.
  • Worked in plique-à-jour enamel.

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Call For Artists

Call for Entries: California Now – Clay, Glass & Enamel Juried Exhibition

http://richmondartcenter.org/call-for-artists/

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Join FSG now and your receive 3 months of membership free!   

Take Advantage of Fabulous Benefits
You will receive a full year of spectacular benefits, including priority registration, a discount of 25% or more on classes and workshops.  Our newsletters, as well as back issues, are always available on-line.  Display opportunities, scholarships and member-only emails are just part of the fun.

Receive Member- Only Emails - 
Artists Opportunities emails are sent monthly with listing of competitions, shows, internships, and galleries looking for new work.  5 members this past year let me know that they had placed in competitions that they had learned of through these FSG member only emails.  This is for Members Only, so don’t miss out!  You will receive these through the end of 2015.  Here is a sample:

 

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Artist Opportunities from FSG ~ 

The Northeast Chapter would love to see everybody at Winter Workshop ... but the truth is, we only have a few spaces left.  Don't miss out - check our website for information and a downloadable an application at www.fsgne.com 

Cloisonne Enamel with Linda Darty,

Stoned & Cuffed (hydraulic press) with Joanne Hernandez,

Woven Metal with Jeanie Pratt (Grains of Glass current Featured Artist),

Pewter Fabrication with Lisa Slovis Mandel,

Line + Link (forging design + creative chain links) with Paulette Werger.

Questions? Email us at winterworkshop@fsgne.com

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International Symposium

IN COLLABORATION WITH

“Venetian” enamels on copper from the Italian Renaissance. Artistic geography, collecting, technology

16th-18th October 2014
Venice, Fondazione Giorgio Cini 

Dear colleagues and friends,

- Some of you may have already received this information, excuse us if this is the case -

Please see below a message from our colleague Françoise Barbe from the Louvre.

You will find all information about the meeting on Renaissance venetian enamels organised  in Venice next October.

It is not so often such an event takes place and we hope it will be successful. Thank you to the organisers!
Agnès Gall-Ortlik
Leader of the ENAMEL network
ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics WG assistant coordinator

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De : Barbe Francoise 


Mesdames, messieurs, chers collègues,
Dear Sir or Madam, dear colleagues,
 
Je suis heureuse vous annoncer que le colloque « Les cuivres émaillés dits vénitiens de la Renaissance italienne. Géographie artistique, collectionnisme, technologie » - organisé par l’Institut d’Histoire de l’Art de la Fondation Giorgio Cini, en collaboration avec le musée du Louvre et le Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France à Paris -, aura lieu les 16, 17 et 18 octobre 2014 à Venise.
 
Je vous prie de trouver ci-joints le programme et le communiqué de presse.
 
The study research on Renaissance Venetian enamels has gone well thanks to your help regarding the pieces conserved in your collection. We are very grateful to all the persons and institutions that helped us.
 
I am delighted to tell you that the symposium “Venetian enamels on copper from the Italian Renaissance. Artistic geography, collecting, technology“- organized by the Istituto di Storia dell’Arte della Fondazione Giorgio Cini, in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre and the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France in Paris -, will take place on 16-17-18 October 2014 in Venice.
Please find attached the programme and the press information.
 
Bien à vous,
Best regards,
 
Françoise Barbe
Conservateur en chef
Département des Objets d'art
Musée du Louvre
101 rue de Rivoli
75058 Paris cedex 01
Tél. : 00 33 (0) 1 40 20 50 34

FREE ADMISSION

Symposium%20Press%20Release.pdf

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CALL FOR ENTRIES* Alchemy 3: Vision + Passion + Creation Building a new community with enamel, glass and metal

                         

 

Juried Exhibitions

 

The exhibitions will travel in 2015 – 2016 to:

 

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA • Summer 2015

Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA • Fall 2015

NH League of Craftsmen, Concord, NH • Winter 2016

McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH • Winter 2016

 

*All entries must be submitted online by 12 noon E.S.T. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

 

 

 

15th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition & 11th International Juried Student Exhibition – General Information

 

Submission Deadline: Nov. 12, 2014

 

Acceptance notification: Jan. 30, 2015

 

Exhibitions open during the Enamelist Society Biennial Conference at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA and travel to Worcester, MA and Concord, NH.

 

Prospectus and submission formwww.enamelistsociety.org

 

Entry fees: Member $35 — Non-Member $45 Student $15 (must be enrolled in a degree granting university or school)

 

Exhibition Jurors: Martha Banyas, Jim Malenda & Vera Siemund.

 

Cash awards will be given to exceptional works in both the international and student exhibitions.

 

Questions, please contact the Enamelist Society office:

 

Phone: 770-807-0142

 

E-mail: theenamelistsoc2@aol.com

 

PO Box 920220, Norcross, GA 30010  USA

 

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sent in from:

Meghan Salgaonkar, India  

Kecskemét, Hungary

The 40th International Symposium of Enamel Art 2014

23.06.2014 – 20.07.2014

Enamel%20Symposium2014%20Kecsekemet%20Hungary.pdf

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3rd Dutch Biennial Exhibition

October, 26 2014 –November, 30 2014

The theme is “BLUE”

Vernissage / Opening; October, 26 2014 at 14.00 hours;    

 Location: Kempenhof

    Address: Valkenhof/Kempenhof

        Antwerpsebaan 3 – 5554 JV

           Valkenswaard – The Netherlands.

 

Dear Artists,

Due to improved cost factors I have been able to lower prices for the 3rd Dutch Biennial in 2014.

I have also made a differentiation in the costs for members and non-members of the CKI.

The prices are now 45,00 Euros for non CKI members and 35,00 Euros for CKI members.

In this price is included a catalogue  which will be handed out during the opening of the exhibition.

 Please find attached the new entry form for your info and participation.

Hope to see on the opening day.

Kind regards,

Mary Mulder

 Site;

www.cki-marymulder.com

www.amazingartbymarymulder.com

info@cki-marymulder.com

marymulder11@hotmail.com

phone;

+31(0)402016929

=31(0)616016591

 DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION:

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The Saul Bell Design Award for 2014 is a jewelry design competition that challenges jewelry artists to push the limits of jewelry design and imagination. Choose from among seven categories and create a piece that tells a story, states your vision and encompasses the depth of your skill. Innovate. Play. Entertain & surprise us all!

                             1st Place Award in Enamels

MERRY LEE RAE

Freedom, California

BOBCAT SECRET

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2nd Place Winner

Artem Kutyrev

Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation

Luminous Ring- Mandarin Fish

To view all the metalsmith artist winners just click here:

http://saulbellaward.com

Incredible Artists!!!!

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      ART JEWELRY MAGAZINE

FROM THE EDITOR: CALL FOR ENTRIES

We're looking for a few great jewelry pieces!

The Art Jewelry staff is hard at work getting three galleries of work together for our next additions to the Art Jewelry Techniques app -- we want to show beginner jewelry makers what results are possible with masterful and creative application of some basic jewelry-making skills. Right now, we're looking at work that highlights the following techniques:

  • Texturing (This can be anything from hammered texture to scribed texture, to roll-printing. As long as your metal surface is rich and dimensional!)

  • Dapping and Swaging

  • Sawing and Piercing

Obviously, these are huge fields -- so there's lots of room for artists who experiment with new ways to produce the results they desire. We're going to narrow the field down to nine select jewelry pieces for each gallery.

Submit your work: Three categories, three editors!

Submit your Texturing images to Annie Pennington

Submit your Dapping/Swaging images to Theresa Abelew

Submit your Sawing/Piercing images to Hazel Wheaton

Hazel Wheaton
Editor, Art Jewelry

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FOR THOSE OF YOU unfamiliar with this technique of Enamel Art

 

PLEASE allow me to re-introduce Master Artist

MAURICETTE PINOTEAU

LIMOGES, FRANCE 

 

 

 

 

Mauricette Pinoteau is an enamelist living in Limoges. She specializes in  relief  technique, she learned this technique at the very famous " Atelier Camille Fauré "in Limoges ,during the 70's .
Mauricette is one of the only two living enamelists  that  studied  with  the  Masters  the secret  of  the  relief  technique.
Today she masters this almost magical style of enameling wich seems to defy the logic of enamelling.
She works and sells her work in her own gallery in the same town of Limoges.

 

Mauricette has provided us with a file to watch how this technique is done. 

PLATINUM.pdf  

Also,  go to Notebook 1, "Fauré Techniques" to read all about Camille Fauré and his studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GOLD - $1,189.20
PLATINUM - $1,226
PALLADIUM - $753
SILVER- $16.39
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2014

Check the Workshop Center tab for links to the schedules of more artist workshops in your area….

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      JANLY JAGGARD

         Nov. 17-21

"Why Paint When you can Enamel"Workshop

Center for Enamel Arts

http://www.enamelcenter.org

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     ANNE HAVEL

December 6-7

Some Like it Hot:

Torch-fired Enamels

Guilded Lynx

458 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877

T: 203.431.2400

http://www.guildedlynx.com

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CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS

YVONNE CUPOLO

Sept. 2014

Beginners Enameling

http://www.cmog.org/class/introduction-cloisonn-enameling

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     BARBARA MINOR

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OCT. 10-12 - The Guilded Lynx, Ridgefield, CT

www.guildedlynx.com

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DELIA DELAPP

Boise, Idaho

Enameling Classes starting in June, 2014

http://deliasart.com/classes/

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DEBBIE SHEEZEL

Australia

Nov. 8.9.10, 2014

March 21, 22,23, 2015

Cloisonné Workshops

email:

debbie@debbiesheezel.com.au

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2015

January 11- 16

Florida

   18th Annual
  Winter Workshop
       January 11 - 16, 2015
               featuring
Linda Darty - Cloisonne Enamel
Joanne Hernandez - Hydraulic Press
Jeanie Pratt - Woven Metal
Lisa Slovis Mandel - Pewter Fabrication
Paulette Werger - Line + Link
                                                                                               www.fsgne.com 
Winter Workshop Team:
Sid Sharples    Chris Carlson    Terry England
Florida Society of Goldsmiths Northeast Chapter

 

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CALL FOR ENTRY!

 

 

A Quest for the Best

The 33rd Annual Smithsonian Craft Show 2015
April 22, 2015 to April 26, 2015
National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW, Washington DC

 http://smithsoniancraftshow.org/apply/

TIME OUT......


Places to go-People to see!

 

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ENAMELIST SOCIETY CONFERENCE

2015

 

BEAD SHOWS
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BEAD FEST PHILADELPHIA--------

 
 
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GEM & LAPIDARY WHOLESALER SHOW
Watauga Festival Center
426 Watauga Rd.
Franklin, NC
http://glwshows.com/
 
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GALLERIES
  
 
The Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ www.newarkmuseum.org
A permanent exhibition of masterworks from the museums's extensive jewelry holdings dating back from the early 1700's to 2011.
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LET'S SHOP!

 

Liza Nechamkin -

hand spun copper and fine silver bowls - hand made chasing tools.

http://www.nechamkin.com

THOMPSON ENAMELS

 Medium temp/medium expansion


Most colors in stock 10% discount to GOG Members
 if you buy from Jean!

A donation will be made to GOG with every purchase.


Use Etsy code gog10 at checkout


Ships in 24 hrs


Contact: Jean Van Brederode, Thompson distributor


Email: 
javb2000@aol.com   
Phone: 717-919-7444

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     CHRIS HIERHOLZER

TORCH FIRING DVD

A dvd using a rare and beautifull technique that chris hierholzer has developed using sgrafitto with fine gold foil using a torch to fire instead of a kiln. the enamel is wet packed. it has lots of intructional and easy to read text and limited audio with optional torch set ups at the end.

 Torch firing is a perfect way to fire enamels for those with limited space and can't afford the high cost of a kiln.

click on: Ganoksin

http://www.ganoksin.com/listing/Item/torch_fired_enamel_dvd

or order through:

 coral shaffer
enamelwork supply co.
1 800 596 3257
1 206 525 9271

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 ENAMELS

www.e-namels.com

Thompson's Vintage

Milton Bridge

Shauer

Mention Grains of Glass when ordering-

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Pam East's Enameling on Silver Clay DVD

http://www.metalclaysupply.com/Pam-East-s-Enameling-on-Silver-Clay-2-DVD-Set-p/55708.htm

OF INTEREST-

Hauser & Miller Inc.

Hauser and MillerBi-metal Sheet and Discs

 

A layer of 18k gold alloy with a rich yellow color or 22k gold alloy with a bright yellow color is bonded with sterling silver to form two distinct surfaces. The 18k gold layer is similar to that of most gold-filled products, while the 22k is two to three times thicker than gold-filled, giving it more workability. Surface treatments, such as engraving, scraping, folding, and twisting, can be used to accent the two surfaces.

 

Contact us: Hauser & Miller, 1-800-462-7447,support@hauserandmiller.comhauserandmiller.com.


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A Safe Way to Pickle!

www.beaducation.com

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JEWELRY PHOTOS FROM YOUR SMART PHONE

 


DVD by Jim Lawson

Lapidary Journal


 http://www.interweavestore.com/Jewelry-Making/DVDs/Shoot-Share-Sell-How-to-Get-the-Best-Jewelry-Photos-from-Your-Smartphone.html?SessionThemeID=20&a=jp121227

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2012 Jewelers Guide to Treated and Created Gemshttp://www.icontact-archive.com/l-xV4bIuEzDeaYx0sgzRb2urPppW1er9?w=2--

 

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