I am not aware of any email addresses (or Webb sites for that
matter) for enamel supplies. A Webb site for enamelists would be
wonderful to see. Glass bead makers have a good one, and I
believe there are more enamelists than bead makers (though that
field is growing rapidly).
The following is a list of phone numbers for suppliers that I
use and can recommend. I purchace all of my enameling supplies
from these four. I know there are others, these are just my
favorites. Call for catalogs.
Enamel Emporium 713-984-0552 Japanese enamels and products,
Thompson lead free enamel, great service!
Bovano of Cheshire 800-847-3192 French enamels
Enamelwork Supply Co. 800-596-3257 Japanese and Austrian
(Schauer?) enamels, products not available from other suppliers,
and Coral is very knowledgeable and helpful regarding everything
she supplies. Fast service!
Thompson Enamel 606-291-3800 Manufactures of lead free enamel,
extensive catalog of tools and supplies, technical help regarding
products. Also sells Blythe enamels (or did, though you may need
to ask about that).
I use the French enamels for my cloisonne and production work on
fine silver. The Japanese enamels are truly wonderful, but
comparatively expensive. Mix well with the French ones. I use
Thompson’s lead free enamels for my work on copper and for all
class room situations. Many great colors.
If you aren’t already a member of The Enamelist Society, you may
like to join. They (we) produce a full color newsletter/magazine
filled with that will be of interest to you. Call
606-291-3800 to subscribe.
Along with Susan Kingsley (author of Hydraulic Die forming for
Jewelers & Metalsmiths), I am co-teaching a class at Arrowmont
School of Arts and Crafts this summer. August 9-13. The title is
Die Forming and Enameling and the class offers the opportunity to
learn (or expand skills) in two areas at once.