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  • Fred Ball Experiments
  • A compilation of Experimental techniques in Enameling by famed enamel artist, Fred Ball from his book, "Experimental Techniques in ENAMELING" which is now out of print.
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    • Last updated July 1, 2016

Fred Ball Experiments

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  • Trish White
    Trish White posted a topic in the group Fred Ball Experiments:
    October 1, 2019
    Pinholes: Most pinholes are caused by air bubbles, or by dust and other impurities created by exposure to air, storage in paper containers, or storage for too long. Sometimes old and impure enamel makes murky, white spots. Run tests before starting work w...
  • Norma Van Orman
    Norma Van Orman joined the group Fred Ball Experiments
    August 26, 2019
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    June 8, 2018
  • Trish White
    Trish White posted a topic in the group Fred Ball Experiments:
    June 6, 2018
    WAX RESIST Wax resist, sold by ceramic supply houses, can be used beneath liquid enamel to create beading and strong textural patterns in the fired coat. Applied freely to the copper, it will resist liquid enamel the most where the wax is thickest...
  • Michele Wensel
    Michele Wensel joined the group Fred Ball Experiments
    June 5, 2018
  • Joyce Svendsen
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    August 29, 2016
  • Trish White
    Trish White posted a topic in the group Fred Ball Experiments:
    July 31, 2016
    FIRING VARIATIONS    TORCH-FIRING ON COPPER Liquid enamels, or dry ground enamels applied over adhesives, may be fired with a torch or a combination of torch and kiln. Not only is torch firing of use when no kiln is available, but it also all...
  • Trish White
    Trish White posted a topic in the group Fred Ball Experiments:
    July 31, 2016
    SURFACE VARIATIONS   SALT GLAZE Salt should not bde used in an enameling kiln. It may affect the inside of the chamber and future firings. However, a salt glaze can be fired with a torch. Thicker gauges of copper respond to this better than foil d...
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    • Trish White
      Wayne Houston One should be aware that when using salt (NaCl) the in a kiln or by torch firing the components separate under heat forming Sodium Oxide and Hydrogen Chloride. The Hydrogen Chloride, when contacting cooler moist studio air will form hydrochloride acid...  more
  • Tonya Powell
    Tonya Powell joined the group Fred Ball Experiments
    July 31, 2016
  • Harry Nicholson
    Harry Nicholson joined the group Fred Ball Experiments
    July 3, 2016
  • Tina Carvalho
    Tina Carvalho joined the group Fred Ball Experiments
    July 2, 2016
  • Jeanie Pratt
    Jeanie Pratt: I was privileged to see Fred Ball's work in Sacramento last weekend on a tour organized by the Center for Enamel Arts. ABSOLUTELY  AMAZING!!!!! We had a chance to meet his assistant Bruce Beck who spoke about Fred and the process of making his murals....  more
    July 2, 2016
  • Jeanie Pratt
    Jeanie Pratt joined the group Fred Ball Experiments
    July 2, 2016