Thursday, April 19, 2007

Cactus Wren

The first of many, I hope, enamel painted bird vessels.

1) Make glass bird vessel at torch (~1 hour).
2) Anneal overnight in kiln.
3) Etch.
4) Handpaint with colored vitreous enamels, both sides (~1 hour).
5) Outline with tracing black enamel.
6) Warm from room temperature to ~1000 degrees in kiln (~1 hour).
7) SLOWLY, reintroduce to flame and heat enamels until they gloss slightly.
8) Anneal overnight again.