I got rid of my old black, noxious pitch and am planning on getting
some that is not toxic, and is easy to work with for repousse. I
won’t be doing much chasing, just repousse.
Reo has some German red pitch, which I am considering getting. I
used to heat the black pitch with my heat gun which worked just fine.
However, I understand that the red pitch is heated by putting it and
the iron bowl in an oven heated to around 300 degrees.
My studio is downstairs, and my oven is upstairs, and I don’t relish
carrying the pitch pot up and then, once heated, carrying the hot pot
and pitch downstairs.
My question is: will it be possible to heat the red pitch with my
heat gun, or is it necessary to get the iron pot heated as well,
which of course would require oven heating.
life gets complicated. I thought I had the problem of noxious black
pitch all solved, only to learn that the red pitch requires special
Thanks for your help. Alma