Another quick question for those of you who enamel- will the $150ish
dollar bee-hive style kiln listed in Rio, Gesswein, etc, be
sufficient for a beginner enameler? I want to do small pieces for use
in jewelry- at this point I can’t imagine ever wanted to create a
piece more than the 3 inch limit these kilns list. I’m sure that
could change over time, but surely there are limitless small designs
I could content myself with to get a feel for this technique. They
list a top temp of around 1600 degrees, which is the top range of the
enamels I have investigated. However, without a temperature control
method, I’m not totally clear about how to fire lower temp colors;
perhaps you control this somewhat by the length of time the item is
left in the kiln?
So, is anybody out there enameling with one of these relatively
cheap kilns? Will it work?
Nesheim Fuller Design