marmarModern

Mark Poulin Jewelry

California, United States · 567 Sales

marmarModern

Mark Poulin Jewelry

California, United States 567 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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(166)
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5 out of 5 stars
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Donna Gisevius

Donna Gisevius on 11 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful piece! A mother’s Day gift that mom will love!

Donna Gisevius

Donna Gisevius on 11 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These are impressive, I adore them! I wear them all the time! Dress them up or down.

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About

A Cutting Edge Combination of Color and Composition.

Mixing metal work with enamels is like being at summer camp. We get to play with fire and color and form all day. Enamel has a history of allowing metalsmiths to add color to their work without using gemstones. I use vitreous enamels, powdered glass, not resin or paint. This process fuses glass to metal for a durable piece that will last a lifetime.
In the workshop I start my process with drawings that are then painstakingly carved into wax shapes. These waxes are then cast into metal parts. Once we have these masters we make molds so we can cast multiples of the same shape. With these sterling silver castings we can then start the enameling process. Enamels need to be applied in thin layers and fired to 1400F. We repeat this three times. Each piece of jewelry then has to be cleaned up by sanding and polishing before it is gift boxed and sent to your door.

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Shop members

  • Mark Poulin

    Owner, Metalsmith

    Mark has been learning about making jewelry since a California earthquake almost leveled his clay studio.

Production partners

  • Screen Printer

    QC, Canada

    My screen printer translates my drawings into ceramic pigments which we fire on the surface of the enamel.

  • Casting Company

    CA, United States

    My California-based caster has produced our cast jewelry pieces such as charms and bases for our enamel work for over a decade. At least 50% of the metal used is recycled from scrap.

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