Enamels are pigments mixed with glass frit that enable the artist to paint with transparent color. They require special mediums and firing cycles from other glass pigments. Their use is essential for more advanced applications such as rendering flesh tones or color changes that are too intricate to be separated by lead lines. Enamels fire at a temperature lower than trace and matt so are usually applied after these other techniques. Students should bring to this class projects already traced and matted with black or bistre brown on clear glass to apply enamel to. Otherwise students will learn mixing and firing techniques and make color samples but not a completed project. Enamel is not recommended to be applied to the tin side of float glass as it effects the way the enamel fires.
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