Fire Glazing Enameling or “Torch Enameling”
Yes–always heat your copper or 99% silver FROM UNDERNEATH! You’ll
blow away your enamel and risk all kinds of bad results if you do it
from above! Use a wire-mesh on a trivet and heat your copper piece
with a #3 tip acetylene torch. Wonderful things can be accomplished
with torch enameling that are difficult to accomplish in a kiln,
i.e., scrolling, removing too much enamel, flattening lumps, etc.
There are often workshops that demonstrate this type of
enameling–go to one in your area. Our club has offered this class.
It’s fun, and you can make beautiful things without a kiln.
from Vi Jones
rocks1x1vi.george -at- verizon.net