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Enameling is the process of fusing vitreous glass to metal. Not all metals can be enameled. I use primarily fine silver and sometimes copper or coated steel tiles. There are many techniques in enameling, but cloisonné is my technique of choice. Cloisonné involves using fine gold, silver or copper wires to create an outline that is then filled in with multiple layers of colored enamel which has been finely ground and washed with distilled water. Each layer is fired in a kiln at 1500 degrees. Every piece is fired multiple times after each layer of enamel is applied. Once the cloisonné cells or cloisons have been filled, the enamel is then ground down to the tops of the wires and then polished.
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