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French enamel powder


#1

A good friend of mine is a masterful carver of miniature sculpture
in wax, but not yet (she soon will be) an Orchidian. She asked me if
I knew a source in the United States for high grade French powdered
glass enamel. She currently has to import it from Europe. This was my
excuse to extoll the virtues of Orchid to her.

Please do not let me down…uphold the fine things I told her about
Orchid…where CAN she buy this?? It is totally outside my area of
expertise. Thanks, David Barzilay, Lord of the Rings


#2

French powdered glass enamel.

That depends on whether she means the French Soyer brand enamels
specifically David or just vitreous enamels generally, “French
enamel” being a term used by some in the US to describe real vitreous
enamel. If it’s the former I have no idea if there’s a Soyer agent in
the US - if it’s the latter there are several US suppliers heRe:

http://users.netconnect.com.au/~enamel/linkssupplier1.html

and you could also contact the lovely Coral Barnhardt @ Enamelwork
Supply Co - they have Austrian, American and Japanese jewellery
enamels

(206) 525-9271
1022 N.E. 68th
SEATTLE WA 98115 USA

Al Heywood


#3
     She asked me if I knew a source in the United States for high
grade French powdered glass enamel. She currently has to import it
from Europe. where CAN she buy this?? Thanks, David Barzilay, Lord
of the Rings 

Hello David, Bovano Of Cheshire is a supplier source in the US for
SOYER Enamels. Soyer French Vitreous Glass Enamel Manufactured by
Cristallerie de St-Paul. They make Soyer Enamels for copper, silver
and gold. Your friend can call them for an inexpensive color chart
and price list. No Samples baggies available, only 2 oz. bags, and
up.

Bovano of Cheshire
830 South Main St.
Cheshire, CT.  06410 USA
1-800-847-3192
1-203-272-3208
Fax: 1-203-250-7527

Hope this is of use to your friend. Best Regards! Peace! Sharon
Scalise
@Ornamental_Creations http://users.netconnect.com.au/~sscalise/


#4
   a source in the United States for high grade French powdered
glass enamel. She currently has to import it from Europe. This was
my excuse to extoll the virtues of Orchid to her. 

So glad to be able to contribute something to this list! (I’m not
associated with any of these companies.) Mary Anvari
@Mary_Anvari

Bovano of Cheshire
830 S. Main
Cheshire, CT 06410
203/272-3208 =95 800/847-3192
French lead-bearing enamels (Cristallerie de Saint-Paul)

And here are some other suppliers – from a list I hand out to my
fellow enameling students. Sorry if anything is out of date –

Thompson Enamel
650 Colfax Avenue
Bellevue, KY 41073
859-291-3800 =95 800/545-2776
(the 800 number only records Visa & MC orders)
www.thompsonenamel.com

They now have the catalog on-line, plus on-line ordering, plus links
to all major distributors of their enamels. Lead-free enamels,
accessories, kilns, etc. (the copper forms Thomp. sells are from
American Metalcraft; AM is cheaper)

Schlaifer=92s Enameling Supplies
1441 Huntington Drive, #170
South Pasadena, CA 91030
626/441-1127 =95 800/525-5959
www.enameling.com

Has the entire Thompson line on the website; VERY limited quantities
of old Thompson’s lead-bearing enamels; useful links and more.

Enamel Emporium
1221 Campbell Road
Houston, TX 77055
713/984-0552

Japanese lead-bearing enamels, silver foil printed with patterns,
some unusual stuff – more than just Thompson=92s stock (which they
also carry)

Enamelwork Supply Co.
1022 NE 68th
Seattle, WA 98115
206/525-9271

Schauer (now out of the enamel business; buy remaining lead-bearing
stock while you can) and Japanese Ninomiya lead-bearing enamels and
accessories, including fine-silver Ginbari foil. Great catalog
showing each Schauer color =92s characteristics. WONDERFULLY helpful
staff.

American Metalcraft
2074 George Street
Melrose Park, IL 60160
708/345-1177
www.amnow.com

Get what they call the =93hobby=94 catalog. Copper bowls, dishes, vase=
s,
tiles, etc. plus trinkety =93shapes.=94 Will custom-cut for you. Just
lowered the minimum order to $20 (used to be $50)