Kim, The answer is yes. You can do enameling in a small Ultralite
kiln. In fact, even though I have 2 large kilns–one 12"X12", I often
do small jewelry size enamels in one of my small kilns. I have a
regular bee-hive style as well as an ultralite.
Later, if you really love enameling, get a large size one—the
bigger you can afford the better, so that you can make enameled wall
pieces. However, for the present your small kiln will do just fine.
One word of caution. The Ultralite (unlike the other beehive
styles), will need extra precaution to keep the floor of the kiln
clean of enamel.
Most beehive styles need kiln wash, but NOT the Ultralite. I was
told that one should never coat the Ultralite with kiln wash, but to
use special pads to cover the floor. Reo caries them.
Perhaps other enamelists here on Orchid, can give you further
on protecting the floor of your Ultralite.
Welcome to the world of Enameling. It is an amazing process, and you
will soon become totally fascinated by it.