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Silver Investment May Increase by 1 billion oz. over the next decade

Total Silver Investment May Increase By One Billion Ounces Over the Next Decade(Washington, D.C. – October 22, 2014) – Investors are likely to increase their net silver purchases in the years ahead, largely due to an ongoing weak global economy, for capital preservation and silver’s pedigree as a leading industrial metal, according to a report released today by the Silver Institute. The report, entitled “Silver Investment Demand,” suggests that investors may accumulate as much as one billion…See More
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"oh, thank you so much for your quick reply. I just called and ordered the 20/20 flux . I feel so fortunate to have this place to go for advice!"
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"I wouldn't waste a good diamond burr on burned on enamel on trivets - keep an old file around and just file the enamel off. Works easily."
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"Everyone -- all has been sold. Thanks for your interest, and happy enameling! Herv"
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"Sorry, I just sold everything last weekend. Herv"
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chris hierholzer replied to lindsey owen's discussion can I use a diamond burr to clean my trivets?
"Hey Lindsey....put the trivet in the kiln and get it very hot and then drop it in a bucket of water to remove enamel. Might have to do more than once but should work. Chris"
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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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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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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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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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Started by Beth deVitry. Last reply by Beth deVitry Oct 5.

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

Started by Herv Peairs Sep 17.

Uhlig spare parts 2 Replies

Anybody knows where I can buy spare heating element for my Uhlig U15 kiln? My kiln died last night and I have lots of work to finish :/Thank youR.Continue

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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

Riker Bros.

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

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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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Jeanie Pratt

USA

 

I grew up in Marin County, just north of San Francisco and in the early 1970’s was apprenticed to Master Weaver Carol Beadle for 2 years.  I have been passionate about textile arts and color ever since.  Later I graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in entomology and botany with a minor in art.  When in college I was accused of liking the gaudy, colorful insects and in hindsight there was some truth to that.  

My passion for colorful ethnic textiles lead me into the Peace Corps in Guatemala and The Gambia where I taught beekeeping.  Working with the African bees in The Gambia took some of the romance out of beekeeping, but I found other romance as I met my husband there.  He worked for an international British telecommunications company.  I had hoped we would be sent to another African country, or perhaps to Asia to continue my study of ethnic textiles. At first I was greatly disappointed when we were posted to the British Virgin Islands where they only had one traditional basket maker left on the island.

Needless to say I adapted and developed a love of scuba diving with the flamboyantly colorful underwater world.  I am drawn to creatures that are real but surreal.  These I interpreted into my own weavings.  I also developed an interest in jewelry due to the excess of tourist jewelry stores in the region and began experimenting with jewelry made with textile techniques.

 

Lots of life happened.  My husband and I settled on the Central Coast of California and I have had a career in working in human services.  I pursued learning textile techniques in metal and exchanged my yarn for wire in my weaving, studying with Mary Lee Hu, Arline Fisch and Susan Elizabeth Wood, among others.  

I yearned for color in my jewelry and learned to enamel and anodize niobium.  My passion for enameling keeps growing and growing.  I have had a number of “aha moments” in enameling and they keep on coming!  I initially learned to enamel from Carol Holaday at Monterey Peninsula College.  She introduced me to Fred Ball’s book Experimental Techniques in Enameling.  I first considered inlaying woven metal (weaving, knitting, bobbin lace and looping) in enamel from reading this book.

 

My next “aha moment” was during a Deb Lozier workshop where I realized that there a number of unconventional ways of working with enamel.  Enamels are sturdier than I thought and that they can be repaired.  Some major enameling “aha moments” happened in a Barbara Minor workshop at Arrowmont—which included enameling with seed beads and bonding embossed silver foil to sheet metal with enamel.   Many more “aha moments” happened in a workshop with Linda Darty last year.  I am actually doing cloisonné—it reminds me to never say never.

 

I metamorphosed from working for Social Services in Santa Barbara County to being a full time studio artist a year ago.  I am thrilled to incorporate my life long interests in entomology, textile arts and newer passions for metalsmithing and enameling in my “Bugs are Beautiful” series. I have a “Sea Series” on the back burner.  Since I considered my job at Social Services as my “production line” of income I am now able to concentrate on making one of a kind pieces, always with some new twist on a technique with which I have played.  I am so grateful! 

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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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How Silver is Used as a Catalyst?

A catalyst is a substance that facilitates a chemical process without undergoing change itself. In fact, without catalysts many chemical reactions would proceed so slowly that for all practical purposes, they wouldn’t occur at all.

Finely-divided silver when heated with oxygen forms silver oxide. Silver oxide breaks apart into the elements at the ethylene oxide formation temperature of 200 degrees C. The oxygen then reacts with the ethylene and the silver turns back into finely-divided silver. Taking advantage of the chemistry of silver oxide formation and its ability to break apart to produce reactive oxygen has been found to be the best way to
make ethylene oxide. The silver remains unchanged and acts as the catalyst in the reaction. Most ethylene oxide, or EO as it’s often called,

is used to make ethylene glycol which accounts for most of the world’s EO consumption. Ethylene glycol, in turn, is used to produce many products including polyester fibers for clothes and carpets, plastics, solvents and other chemicals, and even antifreeze formulations. By itself, EO is used to sterilize many health-care products and medical instruments, including delicate electronic or optical tools, which would be harmed by the high heat or radiation sterilization processes. EO is also used to accelerate the aging of tobacco leaves, as a fungicide, and even as a preservative for spices.

Another catalyst use for silver is to produce formaldehyde, which is the key ingredient in some plastics and synthetic fabrics, and is also used as a major component of plywood, building insulation, and embalming fluid. Watered-down solutions of formaldehyde are used as a disinfectant agent because they kill bacteria and fungi. Small amounts of formaldehyde derivatives are used in cosmetics and other products to keep them germ free.

About 90 percent of silver used as an industrial catalyst is for producing ethylene oxide from ethylene. More than 130 million ounces of silver are currently employed to produce ethylene oxide.

Researchers continually are experimenting with using silver as a catalyst in producing other chemical compounds with the goal of lowering production costs by speeding up processes or allowing chemical reactions to occur with less input of heat or use of extreme environments.

 

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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

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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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Thank you for your contribution!

 

 

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GOLD - $1,192.20
PLATINUM - $1,226
PALLADIUM - $753
SILVER- $16.78
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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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