These Japanese enamels were produced and the colours especially blended by master enamelers at the Art Clay headquarters in Japan. They are some of the best in the world and praised by world-renowned metal clay and enamel artists. If you've taken a course with Joy Funnell, you know these are some of her favourite enamels to work with and it's easy to see why! They produce long-lasting, beautiful, vibrant colours, especially on silver as seen in Joy's pieces below:
Please note: like many other high quality enamels, these contain lead.
Please review the SDS sheet here and use caution when working with these enamels. Wear a protective mask and gloves and work in a well-ventilated area. Keep away from children and do not use while pregnant. Store the enamels in a cool, dry location and avoid direct sunlight.
Opaque Yellow - ** Please note: Use the colour swatch as a guide. Enamel colours change due to different variations like how thick you apply it, what you're enamelling on, your computer screen, etc.
These enamels work best direct onto silver - no flux needed.
Firing direct onto silver: we recommend kiln firing between 760 - 800°C. For a piece around 10g in weight something around 2.5-3 mins seems good but kilns vary and the shape of the piece can also make a difference so testing is always needed.
Available in 20g
I am so pleased I found these available in the U.K. The colours are really strong and bright and after a lot of trouble with other yellow and white enamels discolouring after firing, these stay pure and true. Would love to see more colours available too. As always the service from Metal Clay Ltd was excellent and delivery was super fast. Thank you