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.
Purple Fantasy Landscape Demo
Watch Ricky as he applies foil and colors to a "Fantasy Landscape Enamel Pendant". (Silent Movie)
Make a Zentangle Cloisonne´
Zentangle designs offer a fun way to explore cloisonne´imagery and color. Ricky demonstrates both pink and green value gradations in this sample.
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.
Drawing with Cloisonne´ Wires Part 1
Ricky shows you how he prepares, bends, applies, and fires your wires. Explore many "what if" questions about design, planning, practicing, and planning.