I have been experimenting with torch fired enameling on Argentium
with fabulous results! Check out the new blog with photos of
samples and student's work from the recent workshop at JSI in Torch
Thanks so much for the update on Argentium Torch fired enamels. Back
in 2010 I was torch firing on Argentium 970, with uniformly good
success on opaques and good results on most transparents. What I
disliked was that AS970 was only available as casting grain, and I
was having to make my own sheet.
Then, AS970 became hard to find. Through correspondence with Peter
Johns, I found out that AS970 was being replaced with “Argentium
Pure” which was a960 alloy and would be appropriate for enameling.
Due to its unavailability, I moved on. Now you’ve mentioned that
you’re using “Argentium Pro.”
Did you ever use “Argentium Pure” or is the alloy "Argentium Pro"
the newest iteration? Is “Argentium Pro” available as sheet and wire
stock, or only casting grain?
Also, I loved your photos, and am soooo glad that someone is again
experimenting with torch firing on AS. Are you having good success
with transparents of all colors? What about counter-enamels with the
torch? What precautions do you take to avoid burnoff of CE with the
Thanks so much for your work in this area.