A number of 150 pieces of Iranian vitreous enamel are on display at the ‘Image and Fire’ exhibition in Tehran.

The event has been organized by the country’s Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism.

“The exhibition showcases the Iranian vitreous enamel over the past 50 years,” said Afsaneh Kasmaei, the organizer of the event.

“This is the first time that 150 works by the Iranian artists, some of whom have passed away, are being displayed at the same time,” Kasmaei added.

Ahamd Raez, Abbas Jalali Sousan-Abadi, Parvaneh Naraqi, Maryam Sheikh-Mehdi, Mostafa Akhavas, Gholam-Hossein Fayzollahi, Nastaran Borjian, Shahla Asadiyani, Fatemeh Sadat Houriaband, Sahar Hassankhani, Neda Khal’at-Abadi, and Maryam Mesgarian are among the artists, whose works will be available for viewing until October 9.

Vitreous enamel, also called porcelain enamel, is a material made by fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing. The powder melts, flows, and then hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating. The word comes from the Latin vitreum, meaning "glass".

Enamel can be used on metal, glass, ceramics, stone, or any material that will withstand the fusing temperature.

Source: Iran Daily