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  • Torch Firing & Tutorials
  • "Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others." Jonathan Swift

    The technique of fusing glass enamel onto metal with the use of an Acetylene, Propane, or Natural Gas torch.
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    • Last updated September 23, 2017

Torch Firing & Tutorials

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  • Laura  Brown
    Laura Brown replied to a topic in the group Torch Firing & Tutorials :
    October 30, 2020
    Hi Chris, Great tutorial. I make flat pieces - some work out great and some crack. Is it okay to enamel on flat pieces and is there a more surefire (excuse the pun) way to keep more consistent? The flat pieces fit well with the rest of my work and I ...
  • Laura  Brown
    Laura Brown joined the group Torch Firing & Tutorials
    October 30, 2020
  • Laura-Lee Podmore
    Laura-Lee Podmore joined the group Torch Firing & Tutorials
    February 24, 2019
  • Christina L
    Christina L joined the group Torch Firing & Tutorials
    October 28, 2018
  • Ndidi Kowalczyk
    Ndidi Kowalczyk replied to a topic in the group Torch Firing & Tutorials :
    May 24, 2018
    This is a wonderful tutorial. Thank you, Chris.
  • Catherine Crowe
    Catherine Crowe replied to a topic in the group Torch Firing & Tutorials :
    April 17, 2018
    Wow! I would anticipate problems fusing with such a thick sheet. The heat would melt the glass, but does it bond properly to the metal? Is there a reason you have the metal so thick?
  • Dan Petersen
    Dan Petersen replied to a topic in the group Torch Firing & Tutorials :
    April 17, 2018
    Catherine, I will try to post some recent photos. I attempted to make a few pendants for a charity event. All were fired in the gas blacksmith forge. A couple used silver nitrate on a second firing after applying a base coat of opaque black crackle ...
  • Catherine Crowe
    Catherine Crowe replied to a topic in the group Torch Firing & Tutorials :
    April 16, 2018
    I would love to see some pictures of enamels fired in this way!
  • Dan Petersen
    Dan Petersen posted a topic in the group Torch Firing & Tutorials :
    July 30, 2017
    I would like to share what I have been working on for over a year now.  I am a bladesmith when I am not doing the academic thing. When I decided to use enamel in my knives I wanted to try and do it in my gas forge. I have a kiln but after 30 years as...
  • Dan Petersen
    Dan Petersen joined the group Torch Firing & Tutorials
    July 30, 2017
  • Gina Carroll
    Gina Carroll joined the group Torch Firing & Tutorials
    July 30, 2017
  • Greer McNeill
    Greer McNeill joined the group Torch Firing & Tutorials
    April 17, 2016
  • Francoise Zainal
    Francoise Zainal replied to a topic in the group Torch Firing & Tutorials :
    January 31, 2016
    thanks for the tutorial. I had made a drawing,  aafter firing the graphite was fixed but still looked matter than the  white.  ThenIasdded some colour witheven some thintdarker  lines. I fired,  the colour was ok, the lines too, ...
  • David Bartek
    David Bartek joined the group Torch Firing & Tutorials
    October 22, 2015
  • Rikki Mitman
    Rikki Mitman joined the group Torch Firing & Tutorials
    October 21, 2015
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    October 3, 2015
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    October 3, 2015
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  • Cynthia Miller
    Cynthia MillerAdvocates for Fine Art Enameling:

    Thank you! clmtucson@comcast.net


    April 9, 2015
  • Cynthia Miller
    Cynthia MillerAdvocates for Fine Art Enameling:

    clmtucson@comcast.net.  Thank you for your interest in my work!


    Cindy Miller


    April 9, 2015