Porcelain Enamel is a material known for its durable, high-gloss finish. Although popular in the early 20th century, porcelain enamel disappeared from the lighting industry with the introduction of less-expensive manufacturing techniques, one being powder coating. Today there is a still a small group still honoring this time-honored process. We make our enamel shades with solid steel spun into shape then coated with porcelain enamel glass and fired in an 50 year old oven.