Copper is used as a base in this process; other metals can then be
added, fired onto the enameled copper base. Silver will be used
in the example shown here. Basic colors and designs are fired onto
copper, following the steps in the basic enameling process.
The piece is then ready for an application of a metal foil.
Different thicknesses of silver can be used. The thinnest, silver
leaf, is seen on the left. Two thicker sizes are in the center.
On the right are small, shaped and textured pieces of hand-rolled
Next: developing the design with silver