This book, Enamels Enameling Enamelists by Glenice Lesley Matthews, ranges the entire process of enameling. She describes the various materials and tools, then details the different processes and what type of finish can be expected with each one. Part 2 of the book details six project in step by step precision.
Glenice Matthews was one of the finest enamelists / goldsmiths of our time. She had a vast repertoire of skills, as conversant with working with gold and silver as with copper, her unique forms hand raised and her pieces finished with finely enameled elements. Her jewelry often featured unusual, experimental techniques, the glass subtly colored with oxides. She also made unique pieces from small gold nuggets, baroque pearls, sometimes incorporating Argyle diamonds. She taught and exhibited all over the world. Ecclesiastical pieces became an important part of her work, with some pieces acquired by important collections including the Australian Jewish Museum.
Please take your time with the photos of Enamels Enameling Enamelists, and consider them part of the description. This book is in good condition with the original dust jacket intact. There are no markings noted on the pages, and there is no inscription. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many treasures available in my shop! Purchases from the WhyteWing website benefit The Trevor Project, but if you are more comfortable making your purchase on a platform like Etsy, you’ll find this book by Matthews listed in my shop there as well.
177 Pages, Illustrated