#2540 Thompson Enamel Workbook edited by Tom Ellis - $11.00
This thin paperback book explains the "science" involved in enameling. This is information hard to find elsewhere and will help you understand why things happen as you enamel.
#2621-1 Printed Catalog (alone) $5.00
#2621-2 Printed Catalog (with order) $4.00
The catalog lists all the supplies offered on the web site plus 3 pages of photo copied color charts.
This CD is a compilation of every useful facet of etching metal that I have learned over 35 years. In step-by step detail it covers resists, etchants and baths and includes a chapter on problems and possible solutions. The appendix has sections listing recipes, etching options, supplies and suppliers, health and safety information, resist comparisons, bath comparisons, sources of information, a glossary and an index. Photographs and diagrams help you visualize the processes.
This 24 minute DVD is full of close-up photos of the torch firing process in real time. In addtion to showing the firing of the uncdercoat, counterenamel and top coat, Chris shows you his interesting technique of carving through an overlay of gold foil to "draw" a design. He also includes several different options for the torch firing set-up. Viewing this will help beginners without kilns or anyone wanting to try an alternate way of firing enamels. Chris will be donating his profits from this DVD to The Enamelist Society education fund!
I wrote it for enamelists looking for some quick projects to add to their repertoires. Directions for ten different projects are included: toner transfer, stencils, sgraffito, pencil marks, embossed foil, botanical prints, screen prints, beads & threads, engravings, and formed foil. In color and spiral bound.
#2620 Set of Color Charts - $15.00
This folder holds 15 pages of color charts printed on photo paper. All the enamels with all the versions shown on the website are included.
#2579-1 Pam East: Enameling on Copper Clay DVD (2 discs) - $49.00
#2579-2 Pam East: Enameling on Silver Clay DVD (2 discs) - $49.00
For those of you who prefer to work on metal clay these two DVD sets will guide you through the enameling process. Pam East has been enameling on metal clay from the time they were introduced and knows what you need to know to enamel successfully.
In my newest book, printed in March 2015, I describe the Japanese enameling techniques I learned in Kyoto at the Inaba Cloisonne Company in the 1980's. Six topics are coverered: general Japanese enameling procedures, yūsen-jippō (cloisonné), ginbari (embossed silver foil), shōtai-jippō (plique-à-jour), musen-jippō (wireless cloisonné), and shizumi-jippō (overcoated design). The techniques are descirbed with sufficient information for you to try them yourself. The text is accompanied by color photos and black and white illustrations. Spriral bound.