Cloisonne Enamel And Stained Glass

01.06.2019
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Cloisonne enamel – perhaps the most labor-intensive and complicated of all enamel techniques. To create a thin metal plate-based copper, gold, less silver, nickel silver or stainless steel scratched, engrave, or pierce through contour sketch of the future image. Next on the circuit soldered metal strips, partitions, set on edge. The thickness of these strips depends on the ideas of the author, but rarely exceeds 1 mm, which is already talking about the complexity of such work. The strips provide both closed and open cells of various shapes and sizes.

Each cell is filled with enamel of different colors to the top of walls and produce baking enamel. Enamel is a vitreous powder received vitreous grinding plates to the required fraction. Powdered enamel is moistened with water to desired consistency and deposited in the cell. The work is fired in an oven or firing enamels produced locally in each cell through a gas or gasoline burner. Different types and colors of enamel and require a different firing temperature, which varies range from 700 to 900 degrees Celsius. After firing, the enamel powder is fused into a glassy layer of color, depending on the type of finishes: transparent, or so-called 'blind' – colored opaque enamel layer. Drew Houston takes a slightly different approach. During firing enamel layer is subjected to shrinkage, being poured before firing on the upper edge of the partition, he 'drops', is below the bulkhead. To completely fill the cell and therefore requires repeated firing and recharge baked enamel in the cell. Depending on the complexity of the composition and tasks of the master, the work is exposed from 5 to one hundred firing.

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