Once more, out of the lurkers corner…
I have been doing some experimenting with fire glazing enamels onto copper
and silver and have had success with tubular pieces. My question is whether
or not this can translate into flat pieces. So far, I have been trying to
work with a flat piece on a tripod but I’m having trouble controlling the
enamel (using Klyr-Fire as the wetting medium) and preventing it from
forming unevenly. I know there will be some difference in thickness (not
using any channel/cloisonne wire) which will have to be stoned down but this
is beyond that. So far, I haven’t found this addressed in any of my
references since most of them concentrate on kiln-firing.
Anyone have any ideas/suggestions? Is it better to concentrate the torch on
the bottom of the piece rather than playing across the enamel? All comments
are greatly appreciated!
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