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  • Cloisonné
  • "I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music." - Joan Miro, Painter.

    The term "Cloisonné" comes from the French word "cloison" meaning a partition or wall.  Thin strips of wire are applied to an enameled surface in a...  more
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    • Last updated October 6, 2015


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  • Michelle Startzman
    Michelle Startzman joined the group Cloisonné
    September 9, 2021
  • Christina L
    Christina L joined the group Cloisonné
    October 28, 2018
  • Anna Margolis
    Anna Margolis: Hi, has anyone ever used brass cloisonne wires for enameling?Is it even possible or will the enamel try to pull away from them? They should give less oxides than copper, right?
    November 21, 2017
  • Anna Margolis
    Anna Margolis joined the group Cloisonné
    November 21, 2017
  • Gina Carroll
    Gina Carroll joined the group Cloisonné
    July 30, 2017
  • Vjacheslav Yegorov
    Vjacheslav Yegorov joined the group Cloisonné
    November 14, 2016
  • Ruth Rainey
    Ruth Rainey joined the group Cloisonné
    November 14, 2016
  • antonio dias
    antonio dias joined the group Cloisonné
    January 8, 2016
  • Bill Ooms
    Bill Ooms joined the group Cloisonné
    November 30, 2015
  • David Bartek
    David Bartek joined the group Cloisonné
    October 22, 2015
  • Leszek Kralka
    Leszek Kralka: Dziękuję Edmund.   Jak zdrowie ?
    October 19, 2015
  • Leszek Kralka
    Leszek Kralka replied to a topic in the group Cloisonné :
    October 17, 2015
    Piękna maszyna Edmund. Dziękuję za pokazanie.
  • Leszek Kralka
    Leszek Kralka replied to a topic in the group Cloisonné :
    October 17, 2015
    Mam to samoLouisa Crispin said: Pracuję z drutów miedzianych. Za każdym razem robię ostateczne wypalanie wydaje mi się dostać 1 pin otwór i emalie odciągnąć od niektórych przewodów. I przeszlifować, wypełnić i ogień ponownie i...
  • Leszek Kralka
    Leszek Kralka replied to a topic in the group Cloisonné :
    October 17, 2015
    Edmund jaki topik stosować do mieszania i wypełniania komórek ?  Ja używam Schauer 0100.   Edmund which the flux used in the mixing and filling of cells? I use Schauer 0100.
    • Leszek Kralka
      Edmund Massow Hallo Leszek,
      Sorry, I was a time off line. From Schauer I used allways only Fondant 1W. But my favorite fluxes for silver were Soyer Flux for Silver Nr.: 619 and Soyer Finition Flux Nr.: F3. Both are very clear on Silver.
    • Leszek Kralka
      Leszek Kralka Dziękuję Edmund. Jak zdrowie ?
  • Leszek Kralka
    Leszek Kralka joined the group Cloisonné
    October 17, 2015
  • Garfield Stinvil
    Garfield Stinvil posted a topic in the group Cloisonné :
    October 3, 2015
    Japanese Goldstone Goldstone Enamel - was a popular Japanese semi-translucent brown enamel used in cloisonné, with silver or copper particles, or dust embedded in the enamel. It gave a brilliant 3 dimensional… AKASUKE - AKASUKE is a red J...
  • Kumi Fisher
    Kumi Fisher joined the group Cloisonné
    June 29, 2015
  • Nancy Troske
    Nancy Troske: Were you using Thompson unleaded? I'm assuming you are and if so, the expansion rates between leaded and unleaded are different. I use that difference deliberately to achieve certain effects. I'll post a picture here.

    July 12, 2010
  • Diana Wieler
    Diana Wieler: Nancy, that's a fascinating observation. When I received all the helpful responses from the group about my cracking issues, I went back and reviewed my previous pieces where this had occurred. Definitely one of my issues was using Japanese flux with...  more
    July 12, 2010
  • Nancy Troske
    Nancy Troske: I just came upon this discussion and wanted to say that I experienced terrible cracking, pin hole and pitting problems when I started using Japanese enamels, as much I love the colors and all. I never had a bit of trouble like this when I worked with the...  more
    July 11, 2010
  • Camille Knutson
    Camille Knutson: Thanks again Trish for setting up this're the best, Chickie!!
    February 26, 2010
  • Sharon Scalise
    Sharon Scalise: This is all very cool on this site - it's lovely to share information with so many talented enamelists!
    February 9, 2010