Friday, March 19, 2010


Now I am working on a new project using vitreous enamel. Last summer I experimented using enamel with oil in a silkscreening project and really loved it. I'm taking a course in silkscreening at the local college so I can learn more and better understand the technique.

The design is burned into a screen. I use vitreous enamel that is ground very fine and then mix it with an organic oil such as olive oil or lavender oil, and then the enamel is squeegeed through the screen onto the enameled steel plate or copper plate. It is then placed into the kiln at 1400 deg F for approx. 3 minutes. The size of this piece is 2 ft x 4 ft.

I love how this looks.

1 comment:

  1. Hans do you lubricate the core drill on the lathe?
    Yes I do, with WD 40
    Cheers, Hans