Torch Enameling: Dimensional Designs - Beadfest Texas, March 29, 2014 - Come learn how to add dimensional features to your enameled work. In class you explore curved and dimensional surfaces to create one-of-kind work. Steven will also introduce his secret weapon against fire scale and show students how to hold enamel in place when firing on curved or dimension surfaces. This is the perfect class for designers who are ready to move beyond 2D work.
After the piece cools a specific tension is created in the piece due to different coefficients of expansion of metal and enamel. Plique-a-jour pieces, due to the open back, are more fragile than other kinds of enamels.