All of the enamelling I have done this year have been done with a gas kiln that looks like an invention Robot Wars with masking tape holding the glass window in place, but with this batch of pendants I got to use one of Lynne Glazzard's lovely electric ones. It's so sweet and little and red it nearly made me squeel a teeny bit, the feeling I got using it was similar to when I saw this kitten video:
.......Aaaaanyway there is probably a really obvious explanation, but for some reason in this electric kiln the oxide left on the copper leaves a lovely speckled surface when teamed with flux. I have tried it with the gas kiln at uni but it turns into a black mess. I had big colour plans for them but after the first layer of flux I decided to leave them as they are.
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