Metal enamelling

Research

Traditional

Experimentation using transparent blue enamels on sterling silver sheet.

Material

Metal
Pigments and glazes

Craft

Jewellery

General Technique

Surface modifying

Specific Technique

Enamelling

Properties & Qualities

Application

Jewellery

Qualities

Shiny Translucent Transparent

Colour

Blue

Sample Information

Date of creation

March 2022

Dimensions

12mm x 12mm x 0.8mm

Process & Production

Experimentation using transparent blue  enamels on sterling silver sheet.
First firing the entire face is coated with transparent blue enamel.
Second firing – transparent enamel powder is sifted on top.
The metal softens as part of the firing process resulting in flat sheet curving a little.
I experimented by shaping the metal on purpose in a doming block before enamelling. This caused the enamel to pool in the bottom of the curve.

Credits

Craft Maker

Mary Bourke

Photographer

Mary Bourke

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