[Enamel Bits] Enameling suppliers

Does anyone have sources for enameling supplies? I have used
Allcraft with success, but I would also like to try some other
sources. Thanks --Vicki Embrey

Here’s a short list of suppliers for you to try :

Thompson Enamel
P.O. Box 310
Newport KY.
phone :606-291-3800
fax : 606-291-1849

Schlafers Enamel Supply
1012 Fair Oaks
So. Pasadena, Ca.
Phone : 818-441-1127

Bovano of Cheshire
Box 250
Cheshire, Conn.

Enamelwork Supply Co.
1022 N.E. 68 th St.
Seattle, Wash.

Mandels Jewelry and Enamel Supply
P.O. Box 172
Startup, Wash.
phone : 360-793-2807

American Metalcraft
2074 George St.
Melrose Park, IL.
phone : 708-345-1177
fax ; 708-345-5758

hope these help - good enameling !
Steve Artz

In answer to the request for enameling suppliers here are a few:

Enamelwork Supply Company
1022 N.E. 68th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
Call for a price list and catalog (small charge).
They carry a wide line of accessories and tools for enameling as well as
Ninomiya and Schauer Enamels. GREAT SERVICE!!! Coral is wonderful and very

Thompson Enamel
P. O. Box 310
Newport, KY 41072
800-545-2776 (toll free for orders onVisa & Master Card)
Call for a price list and catalog (small charge).
Complete line of accessories and supplies as well as lead-free enamels. Tom
Ellis is knowledgeable!

Bovano of Cheshire
830 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
price list and catalog $2.00
I have no first hand experience with this company. They sell supplies and
carry Cristallerie de Saint Paul Enamels.

Schlaifer’s Enameling Supplies
1012 Fair Oaks Ave., #170
South Pasadena, CA 91030
No experience with this company but I think it is pretty “full service.”

There is also a company in Texas called Yoko’s (I think) They also carry the
Ninomiya Japanese Enamels.

I hope this gives you someplace to start. They are “few and far between” but
once you find what you want they seem to be very dependable!

Hi Vicki,

This is a previously discussed topic and if you search the
archives you will find quite a bit of info…but here is a good
comprehensive posting that Juliet did for us some time ago that
I had saved.


I have spent quite a bit of time searching for enamel suppliers
and have found that the best sources are mail order suppliers. I
live right outside of New York City and have no trouble finding
Thompson Enamel products, which I must say are excellent, but
they have stopped manufacturing leaded enamels and unfortunately
for us leaded enamels have a certain clarity and luster that
cannot be matched by unleaded glass.

My two main sources in NYC for enamel products and tools are also
mail order suppliers:

  1. Allcraft
    45 W. 46th Street
    3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10036
    (212) 840- 1860

Tevel and Bob are great, they carry Thompson and Latham Enamels
from the UK, KlyrFire, Kilnwash, stoning supplies, you name it.
They are also the best source for raising/ forming tools and
hard-to-fi.Catalog $5

  1. Metalliferous
    34 W. 46th Street
    NY, NY 10036
    (212) 944- 0909 phone
    (212) 944- 0644 fax

These folks rock my world. If you come to NYC, you MUST visit
this store. Their prices are unbeatable, everyone working there
are wellsprings of this store is the penultimate
playground for metal workers. They carry Thompson Enamels and
almost anything else you can think of

  1.     Enamelwork Supply Company
         Coral Shaffer
        1022 N.E. 68th St.
         Seattle, WA 98115
         (206) 525- 9271  info line
         (800 ) 596- 3257  orders

This is the source for Schauer Enamels from Austria,Ninomiya
products from Japan, ceramic paper for Plique a jour, and
"Boshuko" polishing powder. The catalog is an essential for
persons worried aboucolor by color chart of the harmful
ingredients in the products offered.

Bovano Industries, Inc.
830 S. Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410-3417
(203) 272- 3208
(800) 847-3192
(203) 250-7527 (fax)

The source for beautiful Emaux Soyer enamel. (Cristallerie de

Thompson Enamel has already been listed by other orchids, but the
magazine “Glass On Metal” is also worth reading and is listed in
their catalog (Thompson is the main U.S. supplier, their non
leaded enamels are what many of the catalogs including allcraft?
resell.) Call (606)291-3800.

Glass On Metal
The Enamelist Society
PO Box 310
Newport, KY 41072

ALso check out these glassworking Catalogs:
Arrow Springs
4570 Tennessee Drive
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
(530) 677- 1400  phone
(530) 677-1600  fax
Email: flameon@innercite.com
Website: http:// innercite.com/-flameon

Wale Apparatus Co., Inc.
400 Front Street
PO Box D
Hellertown, PA 18055
(800) 334-WALE (9253)
(610) 838- 7440 (faX)
email: waleapp@aol.com

Hope this helps.

Juliet G

Steve – thanks from me, too. I have done enameling in the past,
and had to drop out because the funding for the class I was
taking dried up. I am now hoping to go back into it in a small
way and need info as to where I can get thing. Thompson was where
we got all our enamels, and I think they are tops. But I need to
know where to get trivets etc. And also shapes. Margaret

Enamelwork Supply Co
1022 N.E. 68th St
Seattle, Wash 98115
206-526-5797 fax
800-596-3257 Orders

Carries Japanese and German Enamels plus other supplies Has
Reprint of book she coautored which is excellent. Enamels contain
lead so don’t eat them, and generaly be careful. These give much
better colors than unleaded Thompson enamels. Has catalog but no
web site. will be closed for month of September. Jesse

Vicki: Thompson Enamel is a major supplier. Mailing Address in
P.O. Box 310, Newport, KY 41072. Their phone number is
1-606-291-3800, They also have distributors in other States. If
you will indicate where you are located, I can give the address
if there is one near you. Frances

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