Play with Cloisonne´ Design Elements
Ricky uses his Pink and Green transparent enamel to consider different cloisome´ design questions.
Ricky demonstrates how he prepares his 80 mesh transparent enamel and his lump form transparent enamel (mortar and pestle).
Experimenting with Copper Preparation and Flux
Ricky explores different ways to prepare copper before firing a layer of flux onto the metal surface.
How I use my JoolTool
I use my JoolTool for grinding and polishing hundreds of enamels each year. It has changed this tedious part of my process into a fast, consistent, efficient, and even enjoyable step in my cloisonne´ process. I also use it in my bezel-making process!
Experiential Learning with a Torch
Using a torch, Ricky demonstrates the variable of "heat and your torch" when firing an opaque orange enamel layer onto a copper disc.
Tools and Materials
Here are the tools that I use when making my enamels.