By Linda Darty
With this lavish introduction to the centuries-old art of enameling, even beginners can effortlessly create imaginative designs. Written with clarity and passion by a leader in the field, this book covers all the popular techniques, the fundamentals of setting up a studio, and 14 fabulous projects. The various methods covered include everything from traditional Cloisonne, Champleve, and Plique a Jour to experimental techniques such as firing enamel onto mesh forms. Even more creative possibilities await in the firing: use copper oxide to create cool color variations or try ?raku? firing for unique effects. All the well-photographed projects, from a vibrantly toned flower ring to an elegant set of buttons with a delicate leaf pattern, encourage novices to use their skills and imagination. Softcover, 176 pages, measures 8-1/2"" x 10".