About Art – Enamel Artwork by “Pokany Workshops”
Founded in the year 2000 by David Kakabadze at the St. Nino Convent in Poka, “Pokany workshops” strives to restore the traditions of Georgian enamel, goldsmithing, mosaic and ceramics.
Enamel is a glass comprising silica, red lead and potash. In the glazing process, stabilizing elements, (lime or magnesium) are combined with the main ingredient silica, to which fluxes (potassium, sodium) are added to lower the melting point.
Different colors are obtained from different metallic oxides. Yellow, green and brown are extracted from iron; black and violet from manganese; blue, green and red from copper.
Visit the Pokany website to find out more about about their beautiful artwork.
Photos courtesy of Pokany Workshops (Georgian: ფოკანის სახელოსნოები)
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