Welcome to my blog about Enamels & Enameling of Cloisonne Jewelry, Plique a Jour, Champleve and many other Enamel Jewelry Techniques. This site is a donation of everyones time to further the education of the fine art of enameling.
Each Topic on the left of this page is a chapter that is constantly growing as I add demos and information to them. So visit often and learn the beautiful art of Cloisonne and many other Enamel techniques.
I create Gold Enamel Jewelry, from my own designs and custom enamel jewelry. It is wonderful to help a client design a unique piece of jewelry that is like no one else’s. I don’t know about you, but I do not like to look like everyone else. I am a unique individual and want what I wear to say so. If you ever want to take your enamel jewelry, plique a jour or cloisonné jewelry to the next level do not hesitate to contact me to help. I only create the finest enamel jewelry.
2015 The Enamelist Society Conference
Save the dates for Alchemy 3, August 5-12, 2015 in Beverly,MA.
Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA will host Alchemy 3, our 2015 biennial (every 2 years) Conference, Workshops and Juried Exhibitions. The Conference will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 7- 9: Pre- Conference Workshops on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 5-7; and Post-Conference Workshops on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday August 10, 11, and 12th.
Workshops presented by enameling artist: Jessica Calderwood, Gillie Byrom, Delia Dante, Cynthia Ed, Amy Lyons, Jim Malenda, Dennis Nahabetian, and Barbara Seidenath.
Registration is open! http://www.enamelistsociety.org/Activities/Conference.html
I will be at to conference to show you first hand my quality kilns!
Newark Museum at 49 Washington St Newark NJ. 07102. A Jewelry Exhibition is opening June 27, 2015 I was up visiting earlier this month and there will be some fabulous jewels. One I and several friends were able to view closely was the Ada Rehang Brooch. This 18k gold Art Nouveau Plique a Jour jewel, Circa 1900, is amazing in design, and in the technique of Plique a Jour. Honestly the most beautiful piece I have ever seen. And check back as we collect more information on this fabulous jewel!
The jewel is stamped Marcus and Co. But we are not sure who would have enameled the jewel? Could it have been hires out? Maybe to Paris as artist were engaged in the art of Plique a Jour at this time, but we really did not see it in the US.
Look at the joints in the jewels, yes it moves, beautifully! Weather worn as a brooch or a pendant it lays beautifully!
We have exciting news! After years of persistent effort by thousands of wildlife advocates like you,BP recently agreed to a settlement for their role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The $18.7 billion settlement agreement between BP, the U.S. Justice Department and the five Gulf states is the largest environmental penalty in history—a huge win for wildlife. It finally ends the long legal ordeal that left restoration in limbo for five years while wildlife continued to suffer.
Five years and two months after the devastatingDeepwater Horizon disaster, we now have $12.6 billion of the settlement tied to environmental penalties that can help wildlife and the ecosystems in the Gulf recover. Now with the settlement in hand, it is essential that the RESTORE Council and the Gulf States begin the urgent task of restoration.
In many ways, our work is just beginning. I have called coastal Louisiana home all of my life, and I know firsthand—the Gulf needs us as much as ever. The job ahead is to make sure that the restoration money is spent wisely and effectively by federal agencies and in each state. You can learn more about the settlement breakdown in this week’s blog.
Thank you for all you did to help make this milestone possible!
When I began exploring enameling there were no classes offered. As I have mentioned before I found the book Enamel, Enameling, Enamelist, and studied for years in my garage till I fiqued out how to create clear beautiful and colorful enamels. Today there are many classes, so many you probably do not need to leave town to study the beautiful art of enameling. Besides the Enamelist Society’s listings of Guilds in your area, check out the quarterly magazine Glass on Metal. http://www.glass-on-metal.com
Thompson’s Enamel offers classes as well as the finest non-leaded enamels. Mr Carpenter has dedicated his life to creating enamels since the 40’s, beginning for commercial use. Then moving to creating enamels for art jewelry techniques. One of the most amazing thing to me was when he had beautiful leaded enamels he transformed them into non-leaded enamels believing it was safer for the artist. This turn over took many years of research, trial, and dedication! An amazing man! Mr Carpenter will be celebrating his 100th Birthday in September!
My KILNS for enameling and other artist needs. Jewelers, potters,glass work, and PMC Kilns. They are hot, fast, portable and most affordable. Kilns with 5 Star reviews!
Here is a quick view of our 55F-IP model. This is the 5 x 5 interior with an Analog controller. I have just launched my dedicated website for these kilns. Check it out here Kilns
We just had our first International order ship! Very exciting.
My venture in enameling recently has led to broadening my development of Plique a Jour. A magazine cover from a Garden and Gun a few years ago really triggered it.
My first though when it arrived was “how beautiful this flower would be in plique! You might have seen the first jewel I created from this image,
Have fun Enameling!