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  1. 12P: Firing burnishable silver

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    In this video I am evaporating the oil medium of the burnishable silver, and firing it. I am then burnishing the silver so it appears shiny, and then selecting and stringing the beads for the necklace.

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    • 11P: On glaze paints and burnishable silver

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      In this video you can see how I paint details with on glaze oil paints (several different layers that were fired before moving on to the next layer), and a layer and signature of burnishable silver…

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      • 10P: Silver foil and on glaze paint

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        In this video I am cutting little bits of silver foil, and applying them on to the enamel. Not shown, I fired them in place. The video also shows how I mix powdered on glaze paints with oil medium…

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        • 09P: Shading enamels

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          Here I am shading different colours of enamel. This is a process of several thin layers that are applied and fired, and on to the next. This video shows the 4th and last shading layer for the background.…

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          • 08P: Firing first layer

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            Firing the first layer of enamel to copper, cleaning and enamelling second layer.

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            • 07P: Wetpacking a copper base

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              Here I am appliying tragacanth gum to the back, wetpacking a gradient of greys to the back, and the first layer of white enamel to the front of a shaped copper.

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              • 06P: Annealing and pickling copper

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                After shaping the copper, I anneal it. Annealing is heating the metal until the molecules are redistributed, and so tensions in the metal from shaping are eliminated, togheter with impurities and…

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                • 05P: Preparing copper

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                  In this video you can see how I shape the metal, in this case copper, to be enamelled. I shape it with a variety of tools, and then I anneal and pickle it (as shown in the palette videos).

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                  • 04P: Enamelling: last layers of colour palettes

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                    Here, after firing the first layer, I am cleaning the edges of palettes with a lapidary stone, this has to be done after every fire to remove oxide flakes. I am then applying stripes of silver and…

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                    • 03P: Enamelling first layer on colour palettes

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                      Here I apply tragacanth gum to the back of the copper, then counter enamel with a spatula and dry it a bit with absorbent paper. Then I wet pack the fronts with flux, opal, opaque white and transparent…

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                      • 01P: Grinding and washing enamels

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                        The first step before starting enamelling is to prepare the materials, the enamel itself and the metal substrate. In this video you can see how I grind in an agate mortar, and then I wash them, first…

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                        • 02P: Preparing copper bases for enamelling palettes

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                          Annealing, pickling and rinsing. You can also hear someone cutting vegetables in the kitchen. Oops.

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