Wednesday, March 07, 2007

enamel dreams

vitreous enamel, more commonly known as simply enamel is the result of the fusion of powdered glass to a substrate through the process of firing. the powder melts and flows to harden as a smooth, durable vitreous coating on metal, glass or ceramic. it's often applied in a paste form and may be transparent or opaque when fired.

now that that's out of the way, let's admire these two gorgeous enamel items i found over at kiosk:

this enamel breadbasket is perfect for a sliced baguette...

and this soapdish, from m√ľnder enamel, is lovely in the way it combines country and city...



i think my appreciation of this form goes back to a row of enamel colanders my mom used to have hanging over the kitchen door. i wonder where they are now...



p.s. salvor kiosk is featuring germany from march to july....

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