Australian Enamellers

What is Enamelling?

Enamel is powdered glass which is fused to metal at temperatures in excess of 750 degrees centigrade.

Each firing takes only a few minutes, but may be repeated as many as 20 times, as subsequent layers of enamels and design elements are added.

The techniques of today draw heavily on the traditional methods passed down through the centuries.

Modern enamellers incorporate many experimental processes using new ideas and materials.

Enamels are precious objects which can be washed carefully in warm, soapy water. They are durable, non-fading and, if handled carefully, will last down the centuries.

   There are different styles of enamelling