The Art of Cloisonné

Enamel Firing

The fourth step is enamel firing. This is done by putting the article, with its enamel filling, into a kiln. After a short moment, the copper body will turn red.

 

After firing, the enamel in the little compartments will sink down a bit. That will require a re-filling. This process will go on repeatedly until the little cells are filled.

 

The temperature is about 800 - 1000 degrees centigrade in the kiln!

 




 
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