Thursday, April 23, 2009

Experiments in Enamel

So I am still playing around with fire torching enamels. I have to say, it's pretty cool. I've never worked with enamels before at all so I wouldn't know how to compare it to the traditional form of kiln fired enamels. But I sure do love watching the enamel start to melt to the metal. And having control over whether it melts a lot or a little, watching the texture change, under-heating and over-heating. This ring is one of my latest experiments. I've layered I don't know how many different enamels - I couldn't recreate it in a million years. But I pretty much love that.