Enamel, very simply, is glass that is fused on to metal at very high
temperatures. Thus anything that can be made out of metal can be enameled;
anything from vases to spoons, to frames to jewelry, from metal mesh to solid
forms, from large to small, from fancy to plain. Even the tub inside your common
household washing machine is most likely enameled. The cells are filled with
granular glass and fired at temperatures of over 800°C. The use of minimal
colour in many pieces continues the notion of being a sketch torn from a book.
The word enamel can refer to many substances, such as the coating of your teeth.
But here it is about Vitreous Enamel - true glass fused to metal. Through the
years, a variety of enameling techniques has been developed. Some involve how
the metal is prepared and some involve how the enamel is applied. |
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