Les émaux en toutes langues
Vous trouverez ici, des explications autour de l'histoire et des techniques d'émaillage sur métaux dans plusieurs langues.
Here you will find explanations of the history and techniques of metal enameling in several languages.
In its primary state, enamel is a glassy material closer to crystal than glass.
The enameller's art consists of fixing the powdered enamel on its metal base (gold, silver, or copper) with series of short firings at a temperature hovering around 900° C.
The powdered enamel are applied with a spatula.
Thin gold or silver foil can be dipped into enamel to make the colours more shining.