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Note that (*) indicates a location in California.

Links of interest:

Enamel Guilds

The Enamelist Society, Inc. Membership Information: < href="mailto:">Donna Buchwald National organization of enamelist in the United States.

Related Organizations (eg. Metal guilds)

Metal Arts Guild Metal arts volunteer organization in San Francisco, CA.

Teachers and Schools





Categories of suppliers listed include the following:

Enamels and General Supplies

135 W. 29th St., Rm. 402
New York, NY 10001
(800) 645-7124
kilns, metal-working tools

Talk to Tevil who is very helpful.
Bovano of Cheshire
830 S. Main
Cheshire, CT 06410-3208
(800) 847-3192 or (203) 272-3208
French (Soyer) enamels which are thought to be the best.
Enamel Emporium
1221 Campbell Rd.
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 433-1817
Japanese enamels, Thompson Enamels, Bovano enamels- very limited supplies
Enamelwork Supply Co.
1022 N.E. 68th
Seattle, WA 98115
(800) 596-3257 or (206) 525-9271
Ninomiya (Japanese) enamels,misc. enameling supplies.
Talk to Coral.
Leslie Ceramics (*)
1212 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94706 (510) 524 7363
Thompson enamels,, kilns, kiln repair, general enamel supplies, ceramic supplies
Rio Grande
4516 Anaheim Ave. N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(800) 545-6566
Schauer enamels (manufactured in England), misc. enamel supplies, everything for metal working, fine silver, cloisonné wire, PMC
Schlaifer's Enameling Supplies
(800) 525-5959
Thompson and Soyer enamels, general enameling supplies, old leaded Thompson enamels, specialty dies for copper shapes
Thompson Enamels
PO Box 310
Newport, KY 41072
(859) 291-3800
major manufacturer-supplier in U.S.

Metal and Metal-Working Supplies

American Metalcraft or
2074 George St.
Melrose Park, IL 60160
(800) 333-9133

copper shapes including bowls, enameling steel, firing tools -catalogue is shrinking! Ask for discount.
Frei and Borel(*)
126 2nd St.
Oakland, CA
(800) 772-3456 or (510) 832-0355

metal-working supplies, used equipment, Neycraft kilns
Hauser & Miller Co.
10950 Lin-Valle Dr.
St. Louis, MO 62123
(800) 462-7447

precious metal sheet, foil, wire
Hoover and Strong
Richmond, VA
(800) 759-9997

precious metals, fine silver and gold shapes
R.J. Leahy (*)
1475 Yosemite
San Francisco, CA
(415) 861-7161/(800) 514-4106

non-ferrous metal of all kinds
34 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
(888) 944-0909

Metal shapes, foils, cloisonne wire, tools
Online Metals
800-704-2157, 206-285-8600
Fax 800 533-6350

Soft copper .006 x 6" or 12".
Small Parts
(800) 220-4242

Tools, metals bar/rivets/sheet/tubing/wire, Abrasives, acrylics, adhesives, etc.
Thin Metal Sales, Inc

15047 Sierra Bonita Lane
Chino, Cailf
909 393-2273

(34 ga copper) CDA 110 soft copper. 006x12" sold by the pound.
Alan Steel(*)

505 E. Bayshore
Redwood City, CA
(650) 396-2526

scrap metal (copper wire and sheet, shapes, stainless, other steels)
Alco Iron and Metal, San Leandro(*)

(510) 524-5117

Bay Area metal dealers
Sequoia Brass and Copper, Hayward(*)

(510) 887-5525

Bay Area metal dealers
Metal Supermarket, Hayward(*)

(510) 259-1005

Bay Area metal dealers

Safety Equipment

51 8th St. North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 253-0919 fax -1239
Protective eyeware.
Choosing eye protection - recommended site by UC Berkeley Optometry.

Enamel & Other Tools/Supplies Used in Enameling

All Fired Up
info on kilns, kiln construction, parts
Asheville-Schoonmaker Mica Co.
B & B Etching Products
19721 N. 98th Ave., Peoria, AZ 85382
(888) etchall (382-4255)
safer glass-etching products
B & T Spray Equipment (*)
45 Elmira St., San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 467-0170
airbrush, air compressor supplies and repair
Flynn and Enslow(*)
1530 17th St., San Francisco, CA
(415) 863-5340
screening & mesh, all sizes and types
Graphic Chemical and Ink Company
728 N. Yale Ave. PO Box 7027, Villa Park, IL 60181 USA
(800) 465-7382
economical source for ferric chloride
Howard Wire Cloth (*)
Hayward, CA
(800) 969-3559, (510) 887-8787
mesh in all materials and sizes
Paragon Industries South Town East Blvd.
Mesquite, Texas 75149-1122
Enameling kilns distributed by Rio, Thompson, Leslie Ceramics
Radio Shack (*)
liquid ferric chloride
Renaissance Stone (*) 751 Moorpark
Oakland, CA
(510) 638-2404
abrasives and polishing materials
Scout Handford (*)
Sacramento, CA
(916) 649-8535
Specialty Kiln Tools (spider trivets)
Tar Heel Mica Co. Plumtree, NC 28664
(828) 765 4535
This to That
web resource for all things about adhesives
Vcella Kilns Inc.
171 Mace,
Chula Vista , CA 91911
(619) 427-2550
best enameling kilns on the market


Charles Lewton-Brain/Brain Press
President, Canadian Crafts Federation
Box 1624, Ste M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7,
Wax models for casting, precise engraving directly on metal, done by computer program
Glass on Metal
PO Box 310
Newport, KY 41072
Thompson Enamel; website has articles for reprint.

Online Resources

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