Hard Firing Flux

Why do you need a hard flux? Your flux coat is laid down first on the metal of your choice. You want a hard flux which means it will not become fluid as quickly as you color layers that are applies later. This is specially important when using warm colors. As in this...

Setting Cloisonne Enamels

Setting Your Enamels I like to begin the setting with a finished piece of enamel that has a good girdle all around the edge as in a faceted stone. I believe it cuts down on the cracking during setting. If the enamel comes down and meets the fine silver or copper base...

What is Cloisonne

What is Cloisonne? Cloisonne (pronounced cloy-zon-ay, French for ”partition”) is an ancient metalwork technique that makes use of small, precious metal filaments and colorful glass enamels to create brilliant artwork. The metal wires are bent into shapes to create...

Securing Your Wires in Cloisonne

Many get frustrated as they try to balance the cloison wires on the base coat of flux as you place the piece in the kiln. There are several products you can order to help secure them. Most common is Klyre Fire, but if you need something a bit stronger try Tragacanth...