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Saturday, March 06, 2021

Farad

What do you do when you don't have a 0.033µF capacitor? You connect three 0.1µF capacitors in series to get 33 nano farads. Well, right or wrong, that's what I did.

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Blue Flax

Enamel on 3 3/16" copper round. I'm very happy with how this one turned out. The colors come from Ferro Sunshine Enamel mixed with Thompson A-3 holding agent; the background is Thompson Titanium white. I lowered the temperature of the kiln just a little bit to 1420F and fired the round for one 1 1/2 minutes.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Enamel goose

Canada Goose.

Enamel on copper. The goose was first fashioned with copper wire fused to the first layer of enamel then enamel placed into the cavity formed by the wire. The technique is called Cloisonné.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Someday it will snow

I'm really looking forward for some snow. Right now all we have are forest fires. I made this talisman to help put out the fires and bring on the snow. It's a 3" enamel on copper snowman at night. It's not perfect but it's very close to what I had in mind. The copper still bowed even though I put 3 layers of counter enamel on.