Hello All – Have a question relating to a new project of mine –
something new I’ve not tried. Am making a paten for a church – it is
a plate, about 7" in diameter, slightly domed in shape, with a
"footed" bottom made from a fairly thick wire circling the plate
placed to keep the plate from moving around when it is set on top of
the chalice. I want to use the cloisonne technique on both the top
and bottom side. I’ve never used cloisonne on two sides before – has
anyone done this successfully? If so, are there any problems peculiar
to using this technique on two sides that anyone has dealt with
before? Is there anything special in the firing that I need to do?
What will keep the filled (and heavy) cloisonnes on the “bottom” side
of the paten from sliding off onto the trivit when I am firing the
"top" side? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you ever so much!!