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Enamelist in Phila area?


#1

Hi, seeking an experienced artist who works in translucent enamels in the Greater Philadelphia area…the first project is a plique a jour application for a finely hand pierced piece in sterling silver…there will be others! This artist must be able to achieve a translucent enamel hue that matches or is extremely similar to a color sample provided…much appreciate your seasoned referrals. Thanks, Kathleen


#2

Ah I so love enamels and enameling. Have big fun with your design projects.
However…
Plique a jour and most all vitreous enamels are best done on Fine Silver or Continuum Silver not Sterling. You may want to bump up your prices to reflect the higher cost of the fine silver.
Have fun and make lots of jewelry.
-Jo Haemer
www.timothywgreen.com


#3

One of my all-time favorite enamelists was from Philly: Barbara Mail. She was a master of translucents. If she is still there, you can’t go wrong. Give her my warmest regards!

Janet in Jerusalem


#4

Thanks for the quick reply and the tip on silver alloy…
Kathleen


#5

Hi, Janet,
Appreciate the information and I will certainly seek her out!
Sincerely, Kathleen


#6

Hi Kathleen,
There is a woman in Bucks County who does amazing work. Her name is Lara Ginzburg
and her email is lkeginz@netscape.net.
All the best, Susan


#7

See https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-mail-87506313/
J.


#8

#9

@janetb @Lpaul @susanestler Thanks for this information, really useful in my search! Much appreciated!


#10

You are very welcome. I hope it works out for you.