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#1

Does anyone do enammeling. I am thinking of setting up an
enammeling kiln. I what are the basic list of tools and equipment
that are needed for enamelling?

Richard W
UK


#2

Dear Richard Whitehouse:

My goodness! Not to big a favour to ask! If you only knew the
amount of you are asking for! In the case of
enamelling, I would probably suggest picking up a book on the
subject, for the details are much to involved for someone to
explain to you in such a small area such as an e-mail based
forum. There are lots of us available who are knowledgable on the
subject, but i am not so sure any of us have the time it would
take to expand on this multifaceted issue! The small price of an
enamelling book would be well worth the time to seek out so that
you would get an idea of what you will be getting yourself
involved in (costs and time needed to learn to enamel
proficiently) It definetly is not an overnight learning
experience as many will attest to! If you care to discuss this
issue with me further I would be glad to be of assistance.

You can e-mail me at smartdog@msn.com or if you use ICQ: 3170268
that’s my number!


#3
In the case of enamelling, I would probably suggest picking up
a book on the subject, 

I too am interested in learning the art of enamelling. Can you
suggest any good book on the subject?

Thanks for the help


#4

Does anyone do enammeling. I am thinking of setting up an
enammeling kiln. I what are the basic list of tools and equipment
that are needed for enamelling?

Heres a list of tools that my wife Dee Fontans send soout when
she does enameling workshops. Charles

Equipment List:
Kiln,leather protective work gloves.
Trivets, forks, large steel blocks (or old irons), 2 per kiln,
garden trowels, 1 per kiln
Enamels.
Sifting tools and a porcelain mortar and pestle for grinding enamel.
Zippy=AE sander or other small belt sander
Buffing machine and compounds, dishwashing liquid, ammonia and sink
Slightly curved jewellers steel burnishers
Sparex=AE pickle pot, copper tongs, rinsing station/sink.
Brass Brush and soapy water or some dishwashing liquid and a sink.
Copper
Flex shaft with handpiece and tool options like drills and
finishing tools.
Annealing and soldering station with torch, soldering equipment,
flux, med, hard. solder.
Thin copper sheet, 24-26 gauge (0.5mm) is best, sold often as
’roofing copper’.
Anvil, sheet rolling mill and wire rolling mill

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#5

A good book to get you started with all the basic tools and
techniques is “Enamels, Enameling, Enamelists” by Glenice
Matthews, Chilton Book Company. Another good one is “A Manual of
Cloisonne and Champleve Enameling” by Strohsal and Barnhart.
This one may be out of print now, but you can probably get a
copy directly from Coral Barnhart at Enamelling Supply (an
excellent vendor of enamels, by the way) at 800-596-3257. Good
luck and keep us posted on your progress!


#6

Does anyone know of any good Enamelling courses in the UK?

Richard Whitehouse
UK

Email: riich@rw.clara.net