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.
Are you a member of the Enamelist Society? If you saw their latest newsletter it is amazing how many enameling classes of Cloisonne, Champleve, Plique a Jour, Enameling and many other! There are hundreds of enameling classes around the country.
I started enameling in 1992. There was one book that I was aware of and now there are dozens. Also dozens of youtube videos. So if you are interested in learning there are many resources out there for you.
I now 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 and I can help. I only create the finest enamel jewelry.
Come join me at The Denver School of Metal Arts in Denver Colorado, July 25 – 29, 2014, for a week Class in the Beautiful Art of Cloisonne! Here is a link to the school and registration is open. http://www.metalartschool.com You will need to call to register 303-428-3162
If you have studied with me before you know you will bring your own designs and desires. I will demo a couple of projects and help you bring your image of cloisonné to life.
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!
Today my builders informed me there will be a small price increase, Model #55F-IP = up $26.00 as for the 55F-IPW. Model #55F-TE and 55F-TEW $1.00 increase and 55F-3KB, 55K3KBW=$51.00 increase. This will be effective April 15, 2014. Take advantage of the lower prices today.
Here is a quick view of our 55F-TEW model. This is the 5 x 5 interior with a digital controller and a window. Check the kiln page here Kilns
Two great artist of the enameling world need to the recognized for their talent, love, and dedication!
Mr Carpenter of Thompson’s Enamel is 98. He provided us with beautiful leaded enamels for decades and in the 90′s converted these to unleaded enamels. He started the magazine Glass on Metal to unite artist to learn and share their work. And was the founder of the Enamel Society. Many thanks to Mr Carpenter!
Valeri Timofeev is the Master of all Maters of Plique a jour visit him http://valeritimofeevenamels.com Sadly Mr Valeri Timofeev past, Jan 4 2014.
Let ‘s not forget “Earth Day” is coming. Plan to help this Beautiful Planet we are so blessed with. April 19-22!!
Some of you remember BP’s Oil Spill of 2011, Deep Water Horizon? I thank the many jewelry artist that donated to “Jewelers for the Gulf”
And here is a group following up on that responsibility of BP. In 2013 GRN was formed by www.healthy gulf.org to continue monitoring the cleanup and recruiting support for the Gulf plagued marine waters, coast, and communities. One of their proud sponsors is Aveda. Check out your local salon for Earth Month activities as they donate for clean water.