Kiln Firing Basics
Fifteen lessons to help you develop confidence with your kiln. Ricky considers the many questions one might ask themselves while learning to use a kiln.
Heat Variables in the Kiln
When you are using a kiln to fire your enamels, there are more things to consider than the temperature and the time. Explore the variable of "proximity" to the heart source to develop more control over your firings.
Create an "Enamel Canvas"
You can enamel with a torch instead of a kiln. Because the gas discolors the enamel, a few extra steps are often used. Watch as Ricky shows you how he does it.
Play and Experiment with Sgraffito
Ricky explores the technique of Sgraffito.
How I Use My Micro-Motor
I use a micromotor as an alternative to a flexible shaft. Most of the time I'm using a diamond burr (to carve enamel) or a diamond pad (to grind enamel).