Chris, here is another question regarding temperature and enameling
with an oxy/acetylene setup…
Is there a way, during the firing process to determine if your flame
is too hot? I have read that you shouldn’t allow your piece to glow,
but in your video, it looks like the discs you are enameling are
reaching a glow (in addition to the trivet).
If you were to make a “Top Five” list of the results which are most
likely to occur from firing too hot, what would they be? I am trying
to determine if cracking on pieces which have more than one color
layered together have anything to do with the rate of expansion of
the metal (firing too quickly/too hot), or if it is more likely the
difference in COE of the enamels being used.
I am wet packing, and layering transparents over opaques.